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Al Davis takes aim at Tom Cable

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Raiders owner Al Davis is now two-for-two when it comes to public takedowns of a fired head coach.  In September 2008, it was Lane Kiffin.

In January 2011, it’s Tom Cable.

Davis unloaded on the man who led the Raiders to their first non-losing season since 2002 in the press conference introducing Hue Jackson as the possibly the next man to be publicly chastised by Davis after being fired.

As detailed by the San Francisco Chronicle (we’ve also got a snippet of the performance, thanks to our friends at NBCSports.com), Davis turned to the topic of Cable as the press conference seemed to be winding down.  Davis cited the Randy Hansen incident, explaining that during an August 2009 meeting with Cable and other coaches, “Randy’s jaw was broken, to this day nobody is sure how it was broken.”

Davis also said that “[w]e had a spouse accuse the head coach of personal relations that were not good,” that the Raiders faced a lawsuit from a woman who claimed that Cable mistreated her, that Cable was “flying in friends so they could be with them the night before the game.”  (The over/under on comments containing the phrase “lay some cable” or a variation thereof is 23.5.)

“I just wasn’t going to take it anymore,” Davis said regarding the decision not to pick up an option in Cable’s contract.

Davis also confirmed that he withheld $120,000 in pay from Cable, who reportedly has filed a grievance with the league office to force the payment of the money.

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159 Responses to “Al Davis takes aim at Tom Cable”
  1. ninjapleazee says: Jan 18, 2011 7:16 PM

    stay classy and jesus.. the years have not been good to you

  2. joemontanawasthegreatest says: Jan 18, 2011 7:20 PM

    Stop it AL

  3. skins23 says: Jan 18, 2011 7:20 PM

    Is Al Davis still alive?

  4. ohioraider says: Jan 18, 2011 7:20 PM

    Uh oh someone uninstalled the V-Chip

  5. jackbassett says: Jan 18, 2011 7:20 PM

    What is my 102 year old grandmother doing in this video and why do you keep calling her Al Davis?

  6. 52crabcakes says: Jan 18, 2011 7:21 PM

    Are you sure Al Davis isn’t one of the muppets?

  7. tresmang says: Jan 18, 2011 7:21 PM

    “just die baby”

  8. thereisalwaysnextyear says: Jan 18, 2011 7:21 PM

    Since when is not picking up an option the same as firing someone? It’s an option. If he were still under contact and they said “don’t come back to work” that’s being fired.

  9. jagerbolt says: Jan 18, 2011 7:22 PM

    How can anyone not look at him and think he isn’t a zombie?

    Maybe he’s sucking the life energy out of his coaches to stay alive, thus why he must fire and get new ones every few years after he drains them.

  10. crackills says: Jan 18, 2011 7:22 PM

    can we get a Cable vs Rex Ryan MMA event going. Odds are on Cable 2-1

  11. commandercornpone says: Jan 18, 2011 7:24 PM

    hell that was a while ago, as was the hanson incident.

    al could have canned him months ago. like before the 2010 season. way before it.

  12. Moonman says: Jan 18, 2011 7:25 PM

    I know it’s getting old but this guy is just ridiculous. He looks ridiculous (sorry if that is ‘ageist’), he sounds ridiculous, and he acts ridiculously. If I were a Raider fan I would be embarrassed (but apparently they aren’t – in fact, they’ll defend Davis for this).

    Doesn’t he get that the last two coaches that he’s publicly flogged – Kiffin & Cable – were HIS choices as Head Coach? And his choice ALONE? Does he take responsibility for that?

    Does anyone find it hilarious that he violates contracts repeatedly when he ‘feels like it’? And since NFL contracts with coaches are obscenely one sided in favor of the owners because all arbitrators are league hired (I almost wrote league OWNED), they have no chance of winning grievances.

    It’s really a shame. Hue Jackson might have improved this offense, but it’s only a matter of time before something goes wrong. This is just sad.

  13. charly0418 says: Jan 18, 2011 7:25 PM

    The Oakland Raiders Show

  14. shiftyshellshocked says: Jan 18, 2011 7:25 PM

    When did Al die? Geezz he looks rough.

  15. boknowsvt says: Jan 18, 2011 7:26 PM

    I love my Raiders with all my heart and soul, but what the @%!* is going on with Al Davis? He looks like the decaying “Mr. Jefferson” on South Park!

  16. johnabis says: Jan 18, 2011 7:27 PM

    Did Tom Cable try to break the jaw of Al Davis as well? he looks horrible..

  17. sarrowsmith1 says: Jan 18, 2011 7:30 PM

    Mike maybe you can describe to me when the league is enabled to step in for the benefit of the team. Al should be forced to sale for the repeated destruction of “his” team. Raider fans deserve better

  18. chhutson27 says: Jan 18, 2011 7:30 PM

    Al Davis looks like he’s 150 and been dead for 50 years…

  19. jedi1963 says: Jan 18, 2011 7:31 PM

    Wow, Al Davis has seen better days, no? He looks like Kuato, the creature who comes out of the guy’s stomach in Total Recall.

  20. scoob766 says: Jan 18, 2011 7:31 PM

    Wow, if you have never seen death look at the video, it’s about as close as you can get.

  21. realitypolice says: Jan 18, 2011 7:32 PM

    Raider Nation:

    Stop defending this man. What kind of classless fool feels the need to dump on every person he fires?

    How many teams fired coaches this year? How many took time out during press conferences to dump dirt on the coach they fired?

    For him to act now like he somehow took Randy Hansen’s side, after he demoted him and ran him out of the organization at the time at the time of the incident, is despicable.

    The man refuses to honor contracts he signs, backstabs his players and coaches on their way out the door, and refuses to admit his mistakes (I do realize that you did not want to draft JaMarcus Russell. He is a great player. -Lane Kiffin Letter ).

    Root for your team if you must- in fact, I admire your loyalty. But you don’t need to defend this lunatic anymore.

    We understand- you love the Raiders. But you look foolish defending their owner.

  22. nepatriots128154 says: Jan 18, 2011 7:32 PM

    He looks like a zombie

  23. thenewenglandpatriots12 says: Jan 18, 2011 7:33 PM

    Does Al Davis have Leprosy?

  24. silentparrot says: Jan 18, 2011 7:33 PM

    Someone took aim at Al Davis’ head with a machete.

  25. beefbus says: Jan 18, 2011 7:34 PM

    Davis is a trainwreck, and I wasn’t impressed with yet another HCoaching change, but Jackson spoke with a great passion and articulation during the press-conference. If I was a Raider fan, which I’m not, I’d be pretty excited at what Hue has done in one year with a stagnant offense.

  26. seahawks4alltime says: Jan 18, 2011 7:38 PM

    Did Tom Cable beat up Al Davis?

  27. ulysses69 says: Jan 18, 2011 7:39 PM

    sweet baby jesus! What stage of rigor mortis is he in?

  28. FinFan68 says: Jan 18, 2011 7:40 PM

    Did anyone really NOT see this coming. Cable has had his issues but none within the last year…at least. Davis’ rationale is total BS. Unless there is something that Cable actually did each time he was “fined”, I doubt Davis will win that one. If he had a problem with the incident with Hansen’s jaw he should have been man enough to handle it at that time.

  29. gypjet says: Jan 18, 2011 7:41 PM

    Have fun Hue Jackson. Al should be involuntarily commited for mental health evaluation, and his ownership should be stripped.

  30. lorddarkhelmet says: Jan 18, 2011 7:41 PM

    So why did he hire him…or keep him on after Hansen’s jaw was broken…or after the spouse abuse problems surfaced…or after he flew his friends in before game day…or…

  31. bucforever says: Jan 18, 2011 7:41 PM

    The Okland fans can be so proud of Al. He just knows the right things to say about everybody. He gets my vote for the most unprofessional owner in the NFL.

  32. vercingetorix43 says: Jan 18, 2011 7:44 PM

    I’m starting to fear that he will never die

  33. loytomaki says: Jan 18, 2011 7:45 PM

    He really does not look good.

  34. bronco4lyfe says: Jan 18, 2011 7:47 PM

    That was greatness. Al looks so vibrant.

  35. tooz56 says: Jan 18, 2011 7:48 PM

    The “Great Al Davis” drafted Fabian Washington the pick before Green Bay drafted Arron Rodgers. great job there Al !

  36. artiesliver says: Jan 18, 2011 7:52 PM

    ha,ha,ha! good luck on ever seeing that money Tom. ha,hah,ha!

  37. bronco1st says: Jan 18, 2011 7:58 PM

    Al looks pretty good for 163…I hope he’s not any younger.

  38. deconjonesbitchslap says: Jan 18, 2011 8:00 PM

    …waiting for his mandible to fall on the table.

  39. thegonz13 says: Jan 18, 2011 8:03 PM

    This guy is a complete disgrace and seems to be wallowing in his own classlessness!

    He needs to be removed, by force if necessary!

  40. hobartbaker says: Jan 18, 2011 8:04 PM

    Hey PFT, don’t you realize that children can access this site?

  41. jbaxt says: Jan 18, 2011 8:06 PM

    Al needs to officially become the part of Darth Vader. If he’s going to speak he needs a sweet ass black helmet and a voice enhancer that makes him sound the part.

    Freaky!

  42. danimalk82 says: Jan 18, 2011 8:07 PM

    I keep trying to think of a joke that involves Aaron Rodgers snubbing Al Davis for an autograph…

  43. cav2ya says: Jan 18, 2011 8:07 PM

    Dead Man Walking.

    Someone call Disney, the raiders fans stole that damn wax museum guy again…

  44. dmarado says: Jan 18, 2011 8:11 PM

    Good for Cable getting a job in Seattle. The Raiders are still a freaking mess but at least now that JaMarshmellow is gone, they have a place from which to build.

  45. vaneeghan says: Jan 18, 2011 8:11 PM

    Memo to Jackson: Don’t bring your wife on “business trips.”

  46. shiftyshellshocked says: Jan 18, 2011 8:12 PM

    How can anyone give a thumbs down to comments about Al Davis looking dead? You guys need to get you eyes examined.

  47. stockpickgame says: Jan 18, 2011 8:15 PM

    Al Davis is really Skeletor. Supposedly, Skeletor still rides a motorcycle. Here’s hoping that he gets to close to an 18-wheeler on the expressway. The day that he traded Gruden away for draft picks and cash-essentially trading away a Super Bowl win, was the day he really needed to step down and disappear. Al Davis is motivated by ego (thinks he is smarter than everyone else), and money. Unfortunately the former has cost him the latter. The Oakland Raider franchise is worth much less these days than it used to be due to his poor decision making, and inability to field a quality product. Were I a minority owner-I would file a derivative suit and try to force him out or force him to hire a GM-arguing that he is devaluing my share in the Raiders. Problem is that none of them have the balls to do so, because he is Al Davis.

  48. Jack Burton says: Jan 18, 2011 8:15 PM

    I’m pretty sure Al Davis ate Ponce De Leon’s liver about 400 years ago.

  49. emoney826 says: Jan 18, 2011 8:16 PM

    How can raider fans continue to root for this team while al is in charge? This team is such a dysfunctional organization. I feel sorry for their fans. They deserve better. Someone needs to take this team away from him and put al in a nursing home.

  50. 49ersmang says: Jan 18, 2011 8:17 PM

    And he called me stupid and said I can’t read!! sniff sniff !!

  51. jerrycolatrella says: Jan 18, 2011 8:19 PM

    I didn’t watch the news conference, but if that picture is from said news conference, did Tom Cable belt Al in the head on the way out and that is why he has a bandaid on his forehead?

    If so, good for him, Cable that is.

  52. skulz fontaine says: Jan 18, 2011 8:19 PM

    Holy crap, Al Davis looks like someone beat the bejesus out of him. Bandage on head covering a gaping wound? Okay Al, time to give it a rest.

  53. jhorton83 says: Jan 18, 2011 8:20 PM

    Who’s the last head coach that left on good terms with Al Davis? Tom Flores? This will continue to be a completely dysfunctional franchise until Al Davis is either stripped of power or dies. That’s a harsh assessment, but it’s hard not to deny that’s the case.

  54. lilbendbag says: Jan 18, 2011 8:20 PM

    Al davis should do the world a favor and take aim at himself!Commitment to excrament.

  55. aldavisisthenfl says: Jan 18, 2011 8:24 PM

    I’ll defend Al, he’s always been this way.

    Does anyone really know why Marcus Allen fell so out of favor with him?
    Dumped him in is prime too.
    Al found out that Marcus was boinking OJ’s wife when the Raiders were in L.A. Yup, Marcus was living in the guest house before Kato made it so famous……
    Al is big on loyalty, probably to a fault…….

  56. beardedstoner says: Jan 18, 2011 8:25 PM

    My favorite part was when he cut off Samuel L. Jackson’s arms and announced he was reorganizing the Republic into the first galactic empire.

  57. Bubby Brister says: Jan 18, 2011 8:25 PM

    Not shown in the video:

    The Weekend at Bernie’s guys underneath the table.

  58. jakeblues68 says: Jan 18, 2011 8:26 PM

    Dude looks like he’s ready to be embalmed.

  59. zombiebradshaw says: Jan 18, 2011 8:26 PM

    you guys are missing the bigger point here. Every coach after art shell II has signed up knowing full well how crappy they will be treated by Al, they take the job anyway hoping that he will die before they get fired, and then will actually be able to do something with the raiders.

    in the meantime, he somehow keeps finding souls to sell to extend his life.

  60. voxveritass says: Jan 18, 2011 8:28 PM

    You’d think Hue Jackson would see his future and be a little kinder rather than piling on. He must think his contract will outlive Al, the undead.

  61. PCa Survivor says: Jan 18, 2011 8:28 PM

    realitypolice says: Jan 18, 2011 7:32 PM

    “Root for your team if you must- in fact, I admire your loyalty. But you don’t need to defend this lunatic anymore.

    “We understand- you love the Raiders. But you look foolish defending their owner.”

    ___________________________________________________

    Take a page from Redskins’ Nation. Love the team; hate the owner.

  62. hawkapalooza says: Jan 18, 2011 8:28 PM

    I don’t think he lives to see another Raiders game played.

  63. pooflingingmonkey says: Jan 18, 2011 8:29 PM

    This reminds me of when my Grandfather died. He looked healthier at the funeral than Al does now.

  64. bigmikeyreturns says: Jan 18, 2011 8:31 PM

    When I see Al Davis, I keep thinking at some point he’ll pour himself a jack and coke, start banging on a piano and singing “Great Balls of Fire”.

  65. norcalraider510 says: Jan 18, 2011 8:32 PM

    wow can someone shut him up, hope the best for cable

  66. countsnail says: Jan 18, 2011 8:33 PM

    Looks like Cable slugged him in the forehead before he left the team’s facilities.

  67. realdeal12 says: Jan 18, 2011 8:38 PM

    Very funny comments. He looks like he died years ago and just refuses to accept it. Really scary.

  68. vickadelphiaphreedom says: Jan 18, 2011 8:40 PM

    When Al talks you can’t even see the strings….amazing. He looks more realistic than the work in Disney’s “Hall of Presidents”.

  69. richm2256 says: Jan 18, 2011 8:40 PM

    loytomaki says:
    He really does not look good.
    —————————————————————-
    Understatement of the decade.

    I have nothing against Davis or the Raiders, but I swear to God he looks like an extra from”Night of the Living Dead”! Who’s bright idea was it to trot that guy out in front of the cameras?

    And seriously, does he not realize how bad it makes him look to keep trashing former coaches? Al, if they all sucked that bad, maybe you ought to stop PICKING them? It really makes him look petty to badmouth them instead of letting them just move on like other organizations.

    And I’m guessing now that Al heldback that 120 grand for the plane fares and rooms he had to shell out for Cable????

  70. qb19 says: Jan 18, 2011 8:41 PM

    John Madden, do something…before it’s too late.

  71. discosucs2005 says: Jan 18, 2011 8:42 PM

    I know the Raiders went 8-8, and for them that’s something to be proud of, but I think people are being too hard on Al Davis in this specific instance.

    Tom Cable probably broke the jaw of someone on his staff. He was accused of beating multiple women. And the Raiders didn’t fire him, they just didn’t renew his contract. I know those are two sides of the same sword, but there is a difference.

    You can say a lot about Al Davis, but I don’t think firing a coach who went 8-8, and was accused of beating his staff is the biggest football crime.

  72. huejackson says: Jan 18, 2011 8:42 PM

    You raider bashes can say whatever you want but deep down inside u want to be a raider fan. You wish your team had a owner who actually cares about the team and not just the money. You dream that your team could have a fan base like the Raiders have….
    You have no idea what its like when you run into another raider fan in a bar ect its like a family member even know u have no idea who the guy/girl is it does not matter. You people dont have that and you know it. Thats why you bash the raiders and the media bashes the raiders because most of them are former bad players like tom jackson who hates the raiders cause they beat him up his whole career or chris carter who beged the raiders to sign him late in his career or trent dilfer who laso tried to be a raider.
    Richard Seymoure said it best he said every player he has talked to all they”man I wish I could be a raider and put that silver and black on”
    So just know this your favorite team whoever crappy team it is all the players on that team WOULD leave your team in a heart beat to be a raider…
    RAIDER NATION

  73. knew8411 says: Jan 18, 2011 8:44 PM

    He reminds me of Darth Vader without his helmet. He has turned the Raiders into one of the laughing stock teams of the league. Sadddddd

  74. war71 says: Jan 18, 2011 8:44 PM

    tresmang says:
    Jan 18, 2011 7:21 PM
    “just die baby”

    ===================================

    Like or loathe Al Davis, comments like this are classless and ridiculous. No one can deny Al Davis loves, and has dedicated his life to the NFL & the Raiders. He is an innovator and an architect of the modern day NFL. I’m sure he has forgotten more about football than you will ever know. Go crawl back under your rock.

  75. nfl4ever says: Jan 18, 2011 8:44 PM

    Save the text, in 2-3 years we can cut and paste most of it and change the name from Cable to Jackson, not that Hue’s a bad guy but we now have a trend on how coaches are let go in Oakland.

    I’m no Raiders fan but watching then in their glory in the 1970′s I’d never dream things would spiral out of control like this.

    Please Al, sell the team to someone who has a clue, I miss the old Raiders, they were great for the NFL.

  76. sdisme says: Jan 18, 2011 8:45 PM

    Well that interview make me want to back the owners on this lock out thing.

    I mean now I understand that the owners are regular people too.

  77. dolfan34 says: Jan 18, 2011 8:45 PM

    I’m thinking the old guy from the first Poltergeist movie.

    My God this guy is a buffoon! I actually think Tom Cable’s a good man and he’s done well to get out of Oakland and into Seattle. Good luck to him!

  78. jrodz19 says: Jan 18, 2011 8:46 PM

    Whew! I can smell Al’s rotting corpse from here! Another classy Al Davis carnival. Put a tent on this circus! It’s funny how fired up he gets at these embalming sessions. The funny thing is, Tom Cable’s probably laughing his ass off! The whole Raider Nation stinks like a pair of Al’s pants! Nice.

  79. jvillenole says: Jan 18, 2011 8:52 PM

    Al Davis = Skeletor….a young “Skeletor.”

    In all seriousness, what a shame. The once great Raiders are now a joke of an organization due to Skeletor.

  80. commandercornpone says: Jan 18, 2011 8:56 PM

    al doesnt have leprosy. he’s a vampire and he was forced to go out during the day.

  81. mebkyle6 says: Jan 18, 2011 9:01 PM

    Old Shool,,,,looks like a spiked Raider fan hugged him!!,,,,and jeez dang millionaire and can’t get a fresh band-aide?

  82. cuzz4169 says: Jan 18, 2011 9:03 PM

    hahaha is that yoda?!

  83. Bearfan54 says: Jan 18, 2011 9:06 PM

    This guy makes Methuselah look young.

  84. anpsteel says: Jan 18, 2011 9:07 PM

    There are no words that accurately sum up my thoughts on this-

    Al is taking Dylan Thomas a little too much to heart.

    Find some peace; let it go.

  85. h8dansnyder says: Jan 18, 2011 9:11 PM

    Try a little Pearl Cream, Al.

  86. deanvernonwormer says: Jan 18, 2011 9:12 PM

    Lets face it. Cable is a dick.

  87. deanvernonwormer says: Jan 18, 2011 9:12 PM

    I’m with Al.

  88. conjecture101 says: Jan 18, 2011 9:15 PM

    @ Moonman & Reality Police

    At least as a Raider fan I know what I’m rooting for. Im rooting for an ideology that is entrenched in the organization and not ever-changing with each new GM you hire. We stand for the counter-culture, the man defense, the speed on the outside, the athletes. You have no idea what your team stands for because it changes all the time.

    I can stand the losing seasons because i know we are back on the upswing, we have the players, and we now have the right coach, but most of all I know we did it our way. The Raider way. Kiffin & Cable should take responsibility for misrepresenting themselves and trying to go completely against the man who runs the organization.

  89. gamxer says: Jan 18, 2011 9:19 PM

    All looks like the worlds oldest crack head

  90. radrntn says: Jan 18, 2011 9:24 PM

    gotta love all the haters, and thier remarks. One thing abiut Al, he is very seldom wrong when it comes to lawsuits etc…..plus the haters can say what they want, but every off season move for the raiders last year panned out pretty well…free agents like Groves, Wimbley, Campbell, and Henderson, to the draft that yielded starters like McClain, Ford, Veldeer, Houston…..and bringing in Hue Jackson…to me its all good, and have no problem with Al. I do think it might be time to start letting his son run things pretty soon.

    GO RAIDERS!

  91. raiders757 says: Jan 18, 2011 9:28 PM

    @ Bucforever: I think we Raider fans, and fans of the NFL in general, can be proud of many of things he did in the past, but I can’t say I’m very happy about a lot of his actions over the past 16 years, that’s for sure.

    I pretty much bought the line that the Randy Hansen incident was blown out of proportion, but Al’s comments today, leaves me scratching my head. If what he claims is true, I can understand not taking the option with Cable’s contract, but I’m still not sure I’m sold on it. They players were behind him 100%, and the team was headed in the right direction for the first time in almost a decade. I can only hope Hue can keep the momentum going, or this will be yet another failure in a long line of them dating back to 1994.

  92. kane337 says: Jan 18, 2011 9:28 PM

    The first owner to resemble his team logo.

  93. kane337 says: Jan 18, 2011 9:32 PM

    Who becomes the successor to the Raiders when Al passes?

  94. ravensrule says: Jan 18, 2011 9:33 PM

    “Tales from the Crypt”

  95. jimmy1smith says: Jan 18, 2011 9:36 PM

    I have took morning dumps that have looked better than Al Davis on this video.

    Paging Dr. Kevorkian, please report to Oakland,
    CA

  96. garydbly says: Jan 18, 2011 9:39 PM

    That video would scare my kids…

  97. pooflingingmonkey says: Jan 18, 2011 9:40 PM

    @huejackson

    And you, like your Raider brethren, wish you could form a coherent sentence.

    Good luck next time.

  98. realitypolice says: Jan 18, 2011 9:44 PM

    conjecture101 says:
    Jan 18, 2011 9:15 PM
    @ Moonman & Reality Police

    At least as a Raider fan I know what I’m rooting for. Im rooting for an ideology that is entrenched in the organization and not ever-changing with each new GM you hire. We stand for the counter-culture, the man defense, the speed on the outside, the athletes. You have no idea what your team stands for because it changes all the time.
    =======================

    I’d rather had a team that stood for winning. Not a team that stood for trying to steal money from employees after you fire them.

  99. patmcrotch says: Jan 18, 2011 9:46 PM

    Mr. Burns IRL

  100. tuille says: Jan 18, 2011 9:50 PM

    Cable is a thug. The thugs on the team like him. Break an asst’s jaw in full view of the team? Beat women dumb enough to be caught live alone with him? Just the kind of guy to lead a team whose homie fans in Oakland burned downtown stores & police cars the night the Raiders won a Super Bowl!
    Smartest thing ‘ol Al has done is not renew this contract. Next smartest thing would be move the team out of Oakland, so people might not be afraid to come watch live games.

  101. skoobyfl says: Jan 18, 2011 9:52 PM

    The Man looks good in Black.

  102. snakeman40 says: Jan 18, 2011 9:54 PM

    “tresmang says:
    Jan 18, 2011 7:21 PM
    “just die baby””

    just priceless, baby

  103. Pooped says: Jan 18, 2011 9:55 PM

    What a total hypocrite. He keeps him on staff knowing all of these things, then bashes him when he fires him a year later trying to make himself out to be a hero. That is one shady guy.

  104. commandercornpone says: Jan 18, 2011 9:56 PM

    is that vox, or a more clever imposter?

    which isnt hard…

  105. burntorangehorn says: Jan 18, 2011 10:13 PM

    Hey Al:

    The common element in all the Raiders’ failures the past decade is you.

  106. palinforpresidentofnorthkorea says: Jan 18, 2011 10:17 PM

    This gets my vote for PFT Hall of Fame!

    beardedstoner says: Jan 18, 2011 8:25 PM

    My favorite part was when he cut off Samuel L. Jackson’s arms and announced he was reorganizing the Republic into the first galactic empire.

  107. encinitasraider says: Jan 18, 2011 10:19 PM

    All of you guys making fun of the way a 82 year old looks should take a running leap off a cliff. I bet your granfather look worse….

    IT’s obvious AL Davis is not running the team. If you think he is then you are watching Jersey Shore to get your news.

    Also if you noticed in his press confrence it looks like he might of had a stroke because is right hand appears to look paralyzed.

  108. paulieorkid says: Jan 18, 2011 10:21 PM

    Little known facts: Al recently benched 8 reps of 315 pounds without a spotter. Not bad for an old guy.

    And Al still runs a sub-6 mile. Again — not too shabby at his age.

    Al still has all his own hair and teeth too – no toupees or veneers. That’s all Al.

    For his age, the guy is an adonis – like a Greek God.

    So cut the man some %@*&^@$# slack.

  109. bick54 says: Jan 18, 2011 10:28 PM

    You guys are hysterical.

    He REALLY looks like Mason Verger (Gary Oldman’s character) in Hannibal.

  110. goldsteel says: Jan 18, 2011 10:39 PM

    Al looks bad. I wonder if he’s on the right pills? No I’m not cutting him any slack. He didn’t ask for it and he doesn’t need it. I wonder when he’ll need a wheelchair or will he just keel over? Perhaps, his biography should be titled Night of the Living Davis? Or Al (Zombie) Davis?

  111. conjecture101 says: Jan 18, 2011 10:39 PM

    realitypolice says:
    Jan 18, 2011 9:44 PM

    I’d rather had a team that stood for winning. Not a team that stood for trying to steal money from employees after you fire them.

    ——————————————————
    So you root for whoever has the best record each year? If you only root for “winning” than i guess you look only at record. So when your team hits its inevitable low point i guess you will jump ship?

    The Raiders are a global market, we stand for something that is so powerful that our logo alone can be used in movies, music etc. and people know exactly what it means.

    How can you defend Lane Kiffin?The guy has proven time and time again that he is disingenuous. Well guess what, Al Davis is genuine and will not pay people who try to sabotage the organization.

    As for Cable, he was simply a bad head coach. Most would have fired him immediately when the BSPN report broke. But Al waited for the facts, gave him another chance, and Cable proceeded to lie to his boss’s face. That usually wont help your chances of an extension.

  112. joyjoy69 says: Jan 18, 2011 10:45 PM

    @skins23 says: Jan 18, 2011 7:20 PM

    Is Al Davis still alive?

    ——————————

    I watched the video several times and still can’t answer that question!

    Wow!!! Has anyone tried to commit this guy yet?! He might as well have brought up that Cable cheated on a high school test to justify it. Fire him in the first weeks of the season? I could understand that. Waiting until the season is over is just evil. If he did things you can’t swallow and don’t want him representing the team, fire him when you learn about it. Otherwise, you just come across caring more about saving money than the values you use to justify it.

    Good luck Hue! Let’s hope you don’t sing out of tune with the choir any given Sunday…

  113. rcali says: Jan 18, 2011 10:46 PM

    This guy still makes draft day and game day personnel decisions? 8-8 may be the peak Raider fans.

  114. joyjoy69 says: Jan 18, 2011 10:46 PM

    @burntorangehorn says: Jan 18, 2011 10:13 PM

    Hey Al:

    The common element in all the Raiders’ failures the past decade is you.

    ————————-

    Good point. He is the only common element – tht and the logo.

  115. toe4 says: Jan 18, 2011 10:48 PM

    Hey Sean Salisbury…. NOW would be a good time for the Crypt Keeper jibe.

  116. halftermguv says: Jan 18, 2011 10:54 PM

    WTF…Al Davis is two for two on public takedowns of former coaches? The Cryptkeeper holds one sided slanderfests in which he recites a laundry list of made up crap. Get this POS out of the NFL ASAP.

    @huejackson
    So we all secretly want to be Raiders fans? Yeah right, just like we want to go hunting with Dick Cheney and have Bill Clinton take our daughters to the prom.

  117. realitypolice says: Jan 18, 2011 11:00 PM

    conjecture101 says:
    Jan 18, 2011 10:39 PM
    realitypolice says:
    Jan 18, 2011 9:44 PM

    I’d rather had a team that stood for winning. Not a team that stood for trying to steal money from employees after you fire them.

    ——————————————————
    So you root for whoever has the best record each year? If you only root for “winning” than i guess you look only at record. So when your team hits its inevitable low point i guess you will jump ship?
    =========================

    What the h** are you talking about?

    I never said you should root for a team because they win. I just said I would prefer if a team I rooted for focused on winning and not waging petty battles with every ex-employee they have.

    And where did you here me defend Kiffin or Cable? I could care less about those fools.

    My only point, and I’m sorry if you couldn’t comprehend it, is that if you want to fire your coach, shut the h** up, fire your coach and move on.

    Don’t stage press conferences slamming the coaches you’ve fired, don’t try to weasel out of the contracts you’ve signed with them, and try to comport yourself with a little dignity and professionalism.

    Shouldn’t be too much to ask.

  118. realitypolice says: Jan 18, 2011 11:01 PM

    *hear*

  119. db3300 says: Jan 18, 2011 11:17 PM

    “We stand for the counter-culture, …”

    I think you forgot “keeping young ‘uns out of our yard” and “a flat earth”.

  120. lostsok says: Jan 18, 2011 11:20 PM

    OMG. Is his forehead actually MOLTING? All he needs is a pair of checkered polyester pants and a van with “free candy” written on the side and he’d be the most disgusting human EVER.

  121. mechajaguar says: Jan 18, 2011 11:31 PM

    Looks like Cable left Al with a parting gift.

  122. sloraider says: Jan 18, 2011 11:38 PM

    People keep saying Al Davis breaks contracts and steals Money from coaches. Do you guys actually read the wording in his contracts?

    The contract basically reads, Al Davis controls everything the head coach and assistant coaches do and that he can fine, fire, or with hold pay with or without cause. Basically anything a coach does that Al Davis does not agree with can be viewed as Breach of Contract and can result in loss of pay. Coaches read this, understand this and they still agree to sign it. Even better is coaches leave organizations like Baltimore (Hue Jackson, Al Saunders and Pagano) to run and sign that very contract.

    But, what no one every talks about are all the good things Al Davis and The Raiders do that no other NFL organizations do, such as pay all of their current and former players Medical Costs.

  123. tatum064 says: Jan 18, 2011 11:50 PM

    Oakland 59- Denver14. …the shape of things to come…just the beginning. You aint seen nothin yet!

  124. tatum064 says: Jan 18, 2011 11:53 PM

    @skins23 says: Jan 18, 2011 7:20 PM

    Is Al Davis still alive?
    ===========================

    How’d that McNabb deal work out for you? Is THAT still alive?

  125. luponatrix says: Jan 18, 2011 11:57 PM

    Al looks like he is getting dressed to be murdered.

  126. encinitasraider says: Jan 19, 2011 12:31 AM

    Tom Cable was a STOP GAP.

    He sucked as the Raiders OLINE Coach his 1st year or so. We have up the NFL most sacks.
    Then he became head coach and Cordinator. Our Offense was 31st in the NFL in scoring.

    Then AL DAVIS is smart enough to hire Hue Jackson and he takes the Raiders from 31st to 6th in the NFL.

    Tom Cable goes 6-0 in the AFC West and cant have a winning record against the NFC West. He ends up going 2-8 outside the division forcing the Raiders not to make the playoff.

    “If that’s the world you live in,” Davis barked when it was suggested 8-8 was a good finish to the season. …

    I agree with AL….Tom Cable had one of the best Offense in the NFL this year and could not win games to opponents who have losing records.

    ENUFF SAID….Cable would not be getting the busniess if he didnt make backhand comments “at least they cant call us losers anymore”

  127. masterofthegridiron says: Jan 19, 2011 12:34 AM

    Love or hate him, everything he said is factually true, the same was true about the things he said about Lane Kiffin. On a sidenote the game has passed this guy up…time to move on Al, retirement awaits

  128. hendeeze says: Jan 19, 2011 12:38 AM

    Did somebody feed Al his “Ensure” for the day? He’s looking a bit pale.

  129. willcoop says: Jan 19, 2011 12:51 AM

    Who is paying for Al’s medical? If it’s on the state, why do they keep giving him transfusions to keep him alive? Hydroxatone, viagra and depends have to be his best friend. His diaper is a mess and so is his team. Also, what time during the day do they let him leave the home?

  130. jagonzal says: Jan 19, 2011 1:03 AM

    Even though Al’s completely senile and out of control, he’s still AWESOME!

    It looks like he’s been up for 6 months tweaking on meth.

  131. willcoop says: Jan 19, 2011 1:04 AM

    I just read a post that says Al is 82 years old. That’s bull&$@?! He has to be over 100. Someone tell Hue to start getting his resume out, because by OTA’s Al will be looking for his replacement.

  132. VonClausewitz says: Jan 19, 2011 1:25 AM

    The hate here is crazy.

    I dunno if you could tell, but clearly Al loves the Raiders and their success is of huge importance to him. And clearly he’s playing things loose at this point of his life, and doing what he wants. That’s all it is. So what if he’s gone a little flaky. At his age he’s earned the privilege. He’s a human being not a convenient target for all the vitriol one can blindly summon within themselves.

  133. hendeeze says: Jan 19, 2011 1:27 AM

    Remember Raider Nation, you follow a man who tried to get money from the Bucs because their logo “diluted the Raiders trademark” Just because Raider Nation is a bunch of habitual losers doesnt make other fans think its ok to try to steal money.

  134. 49ersmang says: Jan 19, 2011 2:17 AM

    Who’s Kim Newton ?

  135. encinitasraider says: Jan 19, 2011 2:20 AM

    AL takes Aim at Cable..LOL

    Give me a break….After AL was done talking about Hue Jackson he told the press he would answer any question they had about Cable. AL answers every single question and you guys have a problem with that?
    Did you here about all the legal cost for the Hanson incident? The Domestic voilience incident legal fees? and the issue that occured when Cable would bring his girlfriend on team trips……Cable’s last statment on his way out the door”they cant call us losers anymore” didnt sit well with most,especially a owner than wants to win and put’s money into his team.
    Cable is a scum bag just like Big Ben.

  136. kegpack says: Jan 19, 2011 5:59 AM

    Its funny that people automatically take sides against Al before knowing the facts. Al may llook like a zombie on heroin, but the gears are still turning upstairs.

    He had every right to fire Cable after the Hanson incident, AND the girlfriend smacking incident. If you remember – the Raiders were dragged into pending lawsuits by both accusers and both incidents were well publicized.

    And lets not forget, going 6-0 in the division and 2-6 outside the division is squandering a potentially great team. Tom shouldn’t be proud of this.

    Hue Jackson made this team better, not Tom Cable. If Hue wasn’t around, this team woul be 5-11 again. Hue will be a great coach, and Al is still a great owner, so leave the man alone. After all, hes got 3 Lombardis to prove it, what does your owner have?

  137. Akula says: Jan 19, 2011 6:19 AM

    How can a man with that much money always go arounds like he crawled out of a wood chipper?

  138. pattunya says: Jan 19, 2011 6:33 AM

    Is that a “members only” jacket Al’s rockin’? Sweet!

  139. alewatcher says: Jan 19, 2011 7:10 AM

    sloraider says: Jan 18, 2011 11:38 PM

    The contract basically reads, Al Davis controls everything the head coach and assistant coaches do and that he can fine, fire, or with hold pay with or without cause. Basically anything a coach does that Al Davis does not agree with can be viewed as Breach of Contract and can result in loss of pay. Coaches read this, understand this and they still agree to sign it. Even better is coaches leave organizations like Baltimore (Hue Jackson, Al Saunders and Pagano) to run and sign that very contract.

    —————–

    You left out the part about the spinectomy all Raider head coaches must undergo. That’s why no real coach will ever take that job – they’re just a proxy for Al.

  140. shiv1623 says: Jan 19, 2011 7:33 AM

    Good God, how can anyone take this old zombie seriously..

    Sheesh he’s a scary sight these days..

    Cmon Al if you love the Bay area so much – let it go… What an embarrassment

    Al Davis is why we use sayings like ” Its best to go out on top” and stuff..

    This man is the reason we made nursing homes…
    Poor Oakland.. sigh

  141. hnirobert3 says: Jan 19, 2011 7:44 AM

    Al Davis looks like one of the ghosts you get in your cart at the end of the Haunted Mansion ride in Disney World.

  142. waynefontes says: Jan 19, 2011 8:05 AM

    The old bastard never fails to make me laugh.

    Maybe he’ll hire me as coach next year. I’m not even the worst coach in Lions history.

  143. sllib12 says: Jan 19, 2011 8:19 AM

    both big al and ralph wilson have been dead for 3 years. they have been stufed and kept in a closet and rolled out to the owners box on game day.

  144. pftequalsgreatjournalism says: Jan 19, 2011 8:38 AM

    conjecture101 says: Jan 18, 2011 9:15 PM

    At least as a Raider fan I know what I’m rooting for. Im rooting for an ideology that is entrenched in the organization and not ever-changing with each new GM you hire. We stand for the counter-culture, the man defense, the speed on the outside, the athletes. You have no idea what your team stands for because it changes all the time.

    ————————–

    Yep, you are rooting for a constant state of insanity as the Crypt Keeper’s boiled brain spews more nonsense in the form of football decisions….

    Let us know how that has been working out for you…

  145. BC says: Jan 19, 2011 9:20 AM

    What the heck is with the second picture? Davis looks like he was in a bar brawl…

  146. hlmencken56 says: Jan 19, 2011 9:25 AM

    The Raiders are supposed to pride themselves on being a family. “Once a Raider, always a Raider” mantra. Why air your dirty laundry to the public? The media doesn’t need to know the details, just say you wanted to move in another direction. Why the need to throw someone under the bus? I’m sure Mr. Davis has many skeletons in his closet.

  147. jlb10 says: Jan 19, 2011 10:22 AM

    sounds like sour grapes to me. al didn’t like the we aren’t losers any more comment

  148. conjecture101 says: Jan 19, 2011 3:36 PM

    @pftequalsgreatjournalism

    Why don’t you tell me what your favorite team stands for? Im guessing it is nothing nearly as significant as what Al Davis & The Raiders have meant to both Pro Football and society in general.

    How do i stand it? No team in the AFC West has been to the superbowl since 2002 and that was us. But most of all i stand it, because I believe in the ideology and philosophy of the team, how it is built, and what it truly represents.

  149. toe4 says: Jan 19, 2011 6:08 PM

    I was all about dogging on Al Davis (because it is funny) all week long. Today I watched the video. Al Davis is not an idiot and I am impressed with what I saw.

    So much so I am considering adding the Raiders to my very short list of NFL teams I don’t hate.

  150. marcsasharc says: Jan 19, 2011 6:20 PM

    DELUSIONAL RAIDER FANS

    your team stands for losing. the logo and the name stands for being a laughingstock…and did i mention, losing?

    pull your heads out your asses. your team hasnt won a Super Bowl in almost 30 years. none of you that are under 30 have experienced any winning except a few non losing seasons and a Super Bowl loss. how many times have you made the playoffs since your last SB? 8 times in the last 27 years. your team makes the playoffs once every 3-4 years and has nothing to show for it except 1 AFC championship in that time.

    so why do Raider fans keep talking about history when their history is terrible since their last Super bowl victory?

    and you guys want to talk about pride, committment to excellence, tough, whatever other hyperboles you want to use to make your team sound relevant. give it up, Raiders fans, your franchise is a joke and the fans that act like the Raiders arent currently a joke sound like a bunch of high school drop out idiots. quit slobbing on Davis’ knob for 2 seconds and realize that the mans philosophy, intelligence, and football relevance are obsolete. id feel bad for you guys if you didnt act like idiots but since you do, ill keep laughing.

  151. joyjoy69 says: Jan 19, 2011 9:23 PM

    @encinitasraider

    So true that Cable was a scum bag. He just wasn’t any more so at the end of the season than at the beginning. If that was the real reason Al fired him, he waited a lot longer than any rational person investing millions in something would have waited. What we have left is an owner who hated his coach and didn’t want to pay him for firing him early. Then he used the fact he’s a scum bag to justify his cost-daving decision. It’s just too contrived.

  152. joyjoy69 says: Jan 19, 2011 10:26 PM

    @marcsasharc:

    So, Mr. Chico State jorrnalism, are you a 49ers fan, or just ashamed to admit you are a Raiders fan? I’m not clear how you can describe the Raider’s history so badly when half the teams in the league would love to have such history. Ask Texans and Jaguars fans what they’d trade for a 9-7 record, or a playoff berth. Bills fans have gone longer since they got to the Super Bowl, and they never won. For that matter, how ’bout dem Vikings? Sure, none of these teams have the embarrassment of watching their team’s owner dissolve into such mental frailty. Yes, they have really sucked the last several years. Show me a team that hasn’t had down years. If you are so near-sited as to forget what the Raiders have meant to the league, or what Al Davis has done for the NFL, you are a kid with no grip on where the league came from.

    I hate the Raiders, and I think Al Davis has become a joke. But I can’t stand for such an ignorant insult to a man who has done so much for the league.

    Marc needs to tell us what he stands for and who he supports. I don’t care how good that team is, I bet I could pick them apart.

  153. rajbais says: Jan 20, 2011 1:03 AM

    I wonder if Al Davis’ bandage is cover the hit that Tom Cable gave him.

  154. pftequalsgreatjournalism says: Jan 20, 2011 2:23 AM

    conjecture101 says: Jan 19, 2011 3:36 PM

    @pftequalsgreatjournalism

    Why don’t you tell me what your favorite team stands for? Im guessing it is nothing nearly as significant as what Al Davis & The Raiders have meant to both Pro Football and society in general.

    How do i stand it? No team in the AFC West has been to the superbowl since 2002 and that was us. But most of all i stand it, because I believe in the ideology and philosophy of the team, how it is built, and what it truly represents.

    ——————————–

    I am a lifelong Cowgirls fan and we have The Crypt Keeper Jr. as our owner. As Jerrah ages, I expect that he will both look and act more and more like Al…

  155. marcsasharc says: Jan 20, 2011 2:08 PM

    Joyjoy69-

    i see youve taken the time to look me up, lol nice.

    first off, we are talking about recent times here, not 30 years ago. the Raiders were once a great franchise, before i was born. they have been pretty crappy since. what have i said that is wrong? Al Davis is the reason why the team was great and hes the reason why they suck now. he has had different coaches, regimes, players, etc. whats the common denominator? him. the Raiders brand is a joke now, ask anybody. its not wrong or right, it just is. im sorry if you cannot grasp current times. his teams suck year in and year out for the majority of the last 20 some odd years and the circus that surrounds the team is even worse. the press conference to introduce Jackson lasted about 90 min. most of that time was Davis speaking badly about the coach he just let go, with the new coach sitting next to him….same thing happened last time…and the time before that…

    where does the Raiders franchise stand right now? what is your damn point?

    what does it matter what team i support? the subject is Al Davis and the Raiders. im not ashamed of the team i root for, but you can figure that team out for yourself. im a realist, and if my team bad then i call it like i see it.

    im not saying anything that is factually wrong and my opinion is just that. you seem to have gotten your panties in a bunch over it, and you say you arent a Raider fan…lol head scratching.

  156. nickynick04 says: Jan 21, 2011 7:43 AM

    Al Davis…..a disgrace to professional sports, and to the NFL

  157. jc1958coo says: Jan 21, 2011 11:46 PM

    did not know the fabian pick before rodgers! wow thank you al from packer faithful. this guy ruins his team and the league! i can see why he doesn’t have a real coach! why doesn’t madden or howie talk to him.

  158. wildturkey1o1 says: Jan 23, 2011 9:05 PM

    Don’t think I could handle that video in HD.

  159. jerruhjones says: Jan 24, 2011 2:35 PM

    Al Davis…All crazy, all the time.

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