RIP Al Davis
Yesterday was a very sad day for Raiders Nation as they lost one of their own-renegade Oakland Raiders owner Al Davis. For those who don’t know, Davis is easily considered one of the most influential men in NFL history. The Hall of Famer was the commissioner of the AFL and very instrumental in the NFL-AFL merger. Although Davis was decidedly different as an owner, he was also a trailblazer. In 1988, he hired Art Shell, a former Raider, who became the first black head coach of the modern era. He hired the second Latino coach, Tom Flores; and the first woman CEO, Amy Trask. And for Davis, his loyalty was evident: To be a Raider was to be a Raider for life. In all, Davis won 3 Super Bowls with the Raiders and 1 AFL title and above all else will be remember for his phrase, ” Just Win Baby!” Click the image to enlarge.
RIP Al Davis.