jimmythegreek Posts:10785 Followers:378
On 10/08/2011 11:23 AM in NFL

AL DAVIS DIES AT AGE 82

Raiders owner Al Davis dies at age 82
Posted by Will Brinson

Raiders owner Al Davis died on Saturday at the age of 82, the team announced on its website.

Davis was one of the most legendary NFL owners in the sport's history, winning three Super Bowls and five AFC Championships during his more than 40 years as part or principle owner of the Raiders franchise.

Known for his trademark phrase -- "Just win, baby!" -- Davis helped user in a new era of NFL football and, as CBSSports.com's Mike Freeman wrote, helped make the league great.

"Al Davis's passion for football and his influence on the game were extraordinary," NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said in a statement. "He defined the Raiders and contributed to pro football at every level. The respect he commanded was evident in the way that people listened carefully every time he spoke. He is a true legend of the game whose impact and legacy will forever be part of the NFL."

Davis joined the Raiders in 1963 as head coach and general manager, and he never left, save for a brief stint as AFL Commissioner in 1966.

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bobalou Posts:4968 Followers:145
10/08/2011 11:35 AM

I saw this scrolling across the bottom of ESPN's Game Day... very sad. I was not fond of a lot of his actions and methods but he was definitely an icon among NFL owners.

My prayers are with his family and loved ones.



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lucky777 Posts:176 Followers:4
10/08/2011 01:40 PM

Sad day for the silver and black. Maybe they can win now.

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byanyme9ns Posts:39 Followers:0
10/09/2011 02:38 AM

R.I.P AL "JUST WIN BABY " GO RAIDERS!!

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aakj Posts:2609 Followers:15
10/10/2011 11:41 AM

RIP
he did alot for the nfl
just win baby