Daily Archives: October 10, 2012

My Memories of Al Davis – One Year Later

 The one-year anniversary of Al Davis’s death passed on Monday.  I posted the story and interview below on October 8, 2011.  It remains one of my greatest AFL experiences, and I thought it worthy to be brought up again.  If you have already read it, take another look.  I did, and enjoyed it just as much the 25th time around.  If you have not yet read it, sit back and enjoy!

davis, al - 2007

As a young Charger fan growing up in the heyday of Kellen Winslow, Dan Fouts and “Air” Coryell, I learned to hate the Raiders and Al Davis.  To everyone that bled blue and gold, Davis, clad in silver and black, embodied all that was evil in professional football. His teams were built of tough guys, rejects some called them, who played hard, sometimes dirty, and seemingly always won. read more