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The Man Who Wrote ‘The Autumn Wind is a Raider’ Dies

September 18, 2012 | 1:29 pm

The Man Who Wrote ‘The Autumn Wind is a Raider’ Dies

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The autumn wind is pretty darn mean in the 1974 poem, “The Autumn Wind.” It rips the leaves off trees and turns people upside down and generally wreaks havoc. In short, it’s imbued with the spirit of the the Oakland Raiders. So thought Al Davis, who quickly enshrined the poem as the unofficial anthem of […]

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October 9, 2011 | 10:24 pm

Photos: Raiders Fans Remember Al Davis

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KQED and California Report producer Nina Thorsen took in Sunday’s Raiders vs. Texans game at Raider Nation hangout, Ricky’s Sports Theatre and Grill, in San Leandro. Here are some of the memorials and tributes Raiders fans created to long-time owner Al Davis. Davis died on Saturday at the age of 82. To hear what fans […]

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Raiders Owner Al Davis Dies at 82

October 8, 2011 | 11:40 am

Raiders Owner Al Davis Dies at 82

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Local and national columnists Slideshow (SJ Mercury News) Retrospective videos and more (Storify) Silver and Black Pride blog SFGate Silver & Black blog comments Jim Plunkett on Davis: ‘He unlocked the best in me’ (Yahoo! Sports) Mean Joe Greene remembers Al Davis (Yahoo! Sports) Unauthorized bio excerpt (ESPN) Reaction on Twitter OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — […]

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Raiders Owner Al Davis Skewers Former Coach Tom Cable at Press Conference; Watch Video

January 19, 2011 | 10:31 am

Raiders Owner Al Davis Skewers Former Coach Tom Cable at Press Conference; Watch Video

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So yesterday I look up at our office TV and Al Davis is talking at the Raiders press conference, ostensibly called to introduce new head coach Hue Jackson. A couple of hours later I glance that way again, and I think either I’m watching a re-broadcast or Davis has taken over the airwaves as part […]

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December 3, 2010 | 4:01 pm

Blog Beat: Justice Kennedy the Swing Vote in Prison Case, Al Davis On Video!

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From the Informant, an audio report on how Justice Anthony Kennedy might rule in the California prison-overcrowding case currently before the Supreme Court. Kennedy is considered to be the swing vote. Oakland Focus posts this video of Al Davis out exhorting the Raiders’ faithful. Stop me if this is hyperbole, but I think the Marin […]

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