“Just win baby”- Al Davis
As I bleed black and silver, those words resonate like a newly tuned trumpet everyday. I remember going to my first Raider game at the LA Coliseum when I was five years old. I remember the day it was announced the Raiders would leave Los Angeles. I remember the Bo Jackson and Charles Woodson jerseys I wanted to wear everyday in grade school. I loved and hated Al Davis. I agreed and disagreed with his philosophies. At moments when I thought Raider Nation was plummeting, Davis found a way to place it in the upswing. Though I may never understand his rational, I will forever respect the man.
Rest in Peace Al.