Raiders Owner Al Davis died last week. Now most people remember the really scary, slightly crazy acting Al Davis from the last 15 years. But Al Davis has three championship rings. He really did it big in the late 70’s and early 80’s.
You can’t even tell Al Davis to Man Up, he had all the trappings of a grown ass man. Al Davis didn’t give a damn what anyone else thought about him. First of all Al Davis made the Raiders the most bad ass squad in the league. It didn’t matter which squad was yours, if you wanted to keep it gangster, you had to rock that Raiders Starter Jacket. All black with a pirate on it. It didn’t even matter that starter jackets were shiny satin, you were still bad in that joint.
Like Art Shell here. Is he a pro football coach, a member of NWA or is he a club security? If a bouncer in a Raiders coat rolls up on you in the club, you best believe you are going to be on the street quick fast and in a hurry. See that Raiders starter jacket even makes that Cleveland show mustache he’s rocking look reasonable. Okay, not really.
Al Davis was about two other things. Knowing what made him happy and representing his brand. He did both every single day. Literally every single day. Have you seen Al Davis rock anything other than a white or black Raiders track suit? Al Davis was all Raiders everything. In fact, I’ve never even seen him rocking a color in any picture ever. Seriously. Find me a picture of that dude wearing a red tie. A pair of blue jeans. Some green. Anything. When color photography was invented it didn’t matter to Al Davis because he was all black and white everything. He’s lucky he lived in California so his skin was a constant slightly uncomfortable and unhealthy pink glow.
Al Davis might be the most manly man out there. A paragon of manliness. People a not so sure about JaMarcus Russell? F it, Al Davis will pay him $61 Million with $32 Million guaranteed. Lane Kiffin not cutting it? Fire his ass on Monday morning without calling him first. You want to rock shades, rock em with an old lady librarian chain.
Cause you don’t want to lose your fly ass shades.
Al Davis, you are a mans man. Everyone else not named Al Davis Man Up and get like this dude. He wasn’t crazy, he was doing anything he damn well pleased. That’s how you Man Up.
Everyone not named Al Davis…Man Up!
By the way, between Steve Jobs and Al Davis, people who wear the same clothes every single day are having a bad week.
Charlie Brown better play it safe for the next few weeks.
By the way, I’m predicting that if the Raiders make the playoffs it will be all about doing it for Al and not about them playing that soft schedule.