He's looked dead for 10 years.
landing spot. will be interesting to see how he does.
He's looked dead for 10 years.
He was dead for 10 years.
for anyone to notice. RIP, Bernie Lomax of sports.
i think Joe PA is a good Bernie Lomax
While, what you say is true the game of football has just lost an Icon and someone who had a great impact on the game we all love. I'm no Raider fan, but this is a sad day for Raider Nation...
I bet Raider Nation is rejoicing. No more crazy mis-over-management by Weekend at Bernie's.
yeah, sad day for Davis family, happy day for raider nation in respect to football
Maybe they felt his hold on the team was loosening
Someone had to post it...
Is that him in the casket?
Please,please take that down.
Always thought he was the beginning of a zombie apocalypse
and recall the days when they played tough D and won a couple SB's, but I've felt for a long time that Davis was the problem.
Zany guy for sure, bur RIP sir.
Strange that it is on the Raiders website but I don't see it on any news outlets or the NFL.com main page.
when your news travels via overhead projector
RIP Al...he. With all crypt keeper jokes aside, he was a very influential owner and coach in his day. I do have faith the Raiders are on the right track now with Hue Jackson at head coach.
I'll take Lee Corso for $100.
I know man, he hasn't been the same since that illness a couple years back. I really enjoy Lee on the gameday crew, so I hope he's got awhile to go yet.
ill take lou holtz for 500
The cool thing is, if we don't find out who the third person is we can PROFIT.
Reverend Shuttlesworth...I was wondering who the third would be. Shuttlesworth, Jobs, and Davis would be a hell of a dinner group.
Surely you mean, "still dead"?
He was a little off in the last several years, but I do respect what the man did in his lifetime. The only jersey I ever owned and wore, of a team I didn't care about, was my Raiders Woodson jersey. RIP AL!
Awesome. Mgoblog is ahead of the trending news. I knew I was addicted for a reason.
I guess I'll cancel my Denard Robinson Raiders jersey order now...
As odd and as off putting as Al could be, he was truly an innovator.
Denards going to the eagles in the fourth round. RIP Mr. Davis.
A cantakerous old man to be sure. With all of the mergers, anti-trust issue, idiot player behavior, incompetent coaches and greedy NFL org execs, I really think Al Davis was the only one who ever displayed any real balls.
I'll never forget when the USFL filed an anti-trust suit against the NFL. Davis, an NFL owner, stood shoulder to shoulder with the tweeny USFL.
Weird yes, but took a long list of wealthy, arrogant people in that "industry" to the carpet, which I find admirable.
Yeah it probably wasn't a power play or politics involved at all. It was most likely just an honorable thing to do. Rich people do that stuff all the time. It's why they're rich.
Barnacle Al kicks the bucket. Now the bucket smells like old cheese.
He might have been crazy, but I enjoyed it. All the owner/coach speak can get boring after a while, and Davis wasn't afraid to shake things up.
We've all made the jokes and they were funny but RIP to man who changed the game in his time
Was a great owner when he understoofd football, but he lost control of football reality two decades ago.
He may have been a cruel, delusional, malicious, villainous, hateful, unpleasant, repulsive, loathsome, nefarious, destructive, and baneful man. But in the end......yeah that pretty much covers it.
Speaking ill of the dead is always classy.
Rest in Peace Al, you'll be up in footballs Valhalla.
I have respect for the man for what he's done for the NFL. The man was a bastard, plain and simple in his personal and professional life. It made him successful, infact, Al Davis would tell you himself he was a bastard. To lie about who someone was in their life when they die, is a disrespect to his memory and his family. My sympathies to his family for certain, but to lie about who the man was, or some kind of homage to him when I didn't believe it in his life, would be the worst thing I could possibly do.
I'm sure you know this from your daily interaction with him.
If this was the standard around here, we wouldn't have much of a site, would we?
I can think of a lot of dead that it's ok to speak ill of.
As I recall, there was a pretty long Bin Laden thread on here...
He stuck with his old methods long after most of the rest of the league caught up to them and then surpassed them, but up until about the mid-80s they made the Raiders one of the best organizations in the league. He built a consistent winner largely with undervalued castoffs. He was also one of the few owners to come from a football background instead of an old-money background.
This is what happens when a team uses a supplemental pick on Terrelle Pryor. He dies before Pryor's suspension has been served. Somehow that makes perfect sense.
The man was part of the fabric of football. Win at all costs, vertical offense, gimme your refuse, fumbling on 4th down, steroids and amphetamines.... the Raiders are part of the lore of football and Al WAS the Riaders. I wasnt his fan but he will be missed. So not OT.
I'll be curious to see what impact new ownership has on the team over the next couple of years. He seemed to loosen his grip somewhat recently, but having an owner with a less hands-on approach will have a big impact
He wasn't the best person by any means, but he helped to innovate the stale NFL years ago with the vertical passing game, the mystic of the Raiders in popular culture, and voicing his opinion when most owners tend to just pay the bills and keep quiet. I don't expect his passing to be lamented in all corners, but he did quite a bit for the game. I do expect the Raiders to be run far more consistently, though, with his departure.
and was never afraid to stand up to the tyranny of the NFL.