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Ambiguous
01-19-2011, 08:02 AM
Ten more highlights from the epic Al Davis press conference

Posted by Gregg Rosenthal on January 19, 2011, 9:37 AM EST

We need more Al Davis press conferences in our lives. For all the jokes made at his expense lately, he’s one of the 5-10 most important figures in American professional football history. He doesn’t speak often, but he’s absolutely fascinating when he does.

We’ve already gone over some of his scathing words about Tom Cable and Hue Jackson’s promise to win the AFC West, but there was too much fun stuff otherwise to ignore.

Here’s a sample, with a big assist to Jerry McDonald at the Oakland Tribune and David White of the San Francisco Chronicle:

1. Davis on beating Lane Kiffin in arbitration: “I beat him because he lied. He’s a liar.” (Davis called him “Lance” Kiffin at one point. He also called Cam Newton “Kim” Newton.)

2. Davis said Cable would have been fired after the season even if the team made he playoffs because of his off-field problems. The Raiders owner crushed Cable for saying “We’re not losers anymore.” It was pretty obvious Davis saw Jackson as a potential head coach the moment they hired him.

3. A reporter asked Davis about the efficacy of the team’s background checks considering Kiffin and Cable’s history: “We’re very bad at it,” Davis said. Awesome.

4. In an upset, the line of the day went to Jackson: “What Tom Cable is as a football coach is an exceptional line coach.” (Ouch.)

5. Davis on JaMarcus Russell: “JaMarcus is gone. I decided we no longer as an organization to fight the battle of personal problems with certain players. . . . JaMarcus hurt. Any time you lose a first-round draft choice it hurts. But it’s over.”

6. Tom Cable’s old zone blocking scheme is gone. Davis hinted that Jackson faced “resistance” on some offensive changes in 2010.

7. Jackson cited Jon Gruden as one of his biggest influences: “He was like, what’s his name? Gruden,” Davis said. “Gruden was like that — feisty, he could lead the defense. But they are different, definitely, Hue Jackson and Jon Gruden.”

8. Davis wasn’t too worried about the support for Tom Cable in the locker room and found punter Shane Lechler’s comments amusing. He noted Lechler once said he was leaving town just before signing a huge deal to stay in Oakland.

9. On Nnamdi Asomugha: Davis wants to keep him, but indicated he wouldn’t have picked up the option in the cornerback’s contract: “That 17 million dollars can bring you two or three players that can help you win.’’

10. Davis said he hired a front office member to help him more than a year ago that has already left. “One worked here about eight months and you people didn’t even know he was working here,” Davis said.

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2011/01/19/ten-more-highlights-from-the-epic-al-davis-press-conference/

BowlenBall
01-19-2011, 08:07 AM
May he live to be 110 years old....

http://cdn.ksk.uproxx.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/al-davis.jpg

Smiling Assassin27
01-19-2011, 08:07 AM
http://nbcprofootballtalk.files.wordpress.com/2011/01/a-davis2.jpg?w=250

My lord, this guy looks like death warmed over. I'd blame it on the wine, women and song but we know it's that cotton pickin' demon possession. ;)

Los Broncos
01-19-2011, 08:11 AM
Wow, he looks bad, doesn't look like he has much time left.

BroncosMT
01-19-2011, 08:12 AM
He is aging fast....just listening to a portion of him yesterday and it was bad

Smiling Assassin27
01-19-2011, 08:13 AM
Wow, he looks bad, doesn't look like he has much time left.


Sincerely,

1983

Killericon
01-19-2011, 08:20 AM
10. Davis said he hired a front office member to help him more than a year ago that has already left. “One worked here about eight months and you people didn’t even know he was working here,” Davis said.

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2011/01/19/ten-more-highlights-from-the-epic-al-davis-press-conference/

His name was Larry. You guys would've liked him.

http://www.freechristianillustrations.com/Our-Invisible-friend-2.jpg

bronco militia
01-19-2011, 08:25 AM
His name was Larry. You guys would've liked him.

http://www.freechristianillustrations.com/Our-Invisible-friend-2.jpg

Ha!Ha!Ha!

Rohirrim
01-19-2011, 08:33 AM
He's creepy and he's spooky, mysterious and ooky, he's all together kooky...

da da da dum, da da da dum, da da da dum da da da dum, da da da dum

Smiling Assassin27
01-19-2011, 08:37 AM
He's creepy and he's spooky, mysterious and ooky, he's all together kooky...

da da da dum, da da da dum, da da da dum da da da dum, da da da dum

*gong*

You rang?

orinjkrush
01-19-2011, 08:37 AM
damn, he's approaching Hugh Hefner status.


http://s3.media.squarespace.com/production/463909/5234769/wp-content/uploads/2008/09/orc.jpg

Smiling Assassin27
01-19-2011, 08:38 AM
http://tinyurl.com/oeu5dd

Rohirrim
01-19-2011, 08:42 AM
damn, he's approaching Hugh Hefner status.


http://s3.media.squarespace.com/production/463909/5234769/wp-content/uploads/2008/09/orc.jpg

"Why can't we have some meats?"

baja
01-19-2011, 08:57 AM
May he live to be 110 years old....

http://cdn.ksk.uproxx.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/al-davis.jpg


This is photo shopped right?

I'm sitting in the sun on my deck so it's kinda hard to see the screen but damn this can't be real can it.

Kaylore
01-19-2011, 09:06 AM
May he live to be 110 years old....

http://cdn.ksk.uproxx.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/al-davis.jpg

That is gross. He reminds me of Lord Kuruku from Unico

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Steve Sewell
01-19-2011, 09:21 AM
Al Davis provides endless entertainment.

Hulamau
01-19-2011, 09:37 AM
May he live to be 110 years old....

http://cdn.ksk.uproxx.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/al-davis.jpg

Global untreated hormone decline and deficiency in living color .. catabolism in full swing. No reason at all he had to look that bad even at 110! Specially with his money.

Mile High Shack
01-19-2011, 09:52 AM
http://www.bookmice.net/darkchilde/dark/skeksis2.jpg

http://cdn.ksk.uproxx.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/al-davis.jpg

BowlenBall
01-19-2011, 09:52 AM
Global untreated hormone decline and deficiency in living color .. catabolism in full swing. No reason at all he had to look that bad even at 110! Specially with his money.

I agree... there's simply no medical excuse for looking like this at 81:

http://thebiglead.fantasysportsven.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/Al-Davis-arrives-to-set-of-The-Walking-Dead.jpg

edog24
01-19-2011, 09:56 AM
OMG please stop, it's making me sick.

Shoemaker
01-19-2011, 10:02 AM
I think Al Davis' contract with Mephistopheles requires him to fire a head coach every so often and, in doing so, consume their soul in order to keep his tattered soul tethered to this mortal coil.

Hue Jackson's a dead man walking. You can only appease the Crypt Keeper for so long.

BroncoLifer
01-19-2011, 12:17 PM
I enjoy reminding Raider fans in the office that his mother lived to be 100.

Edit: She made it to 103.

schaaf
01-19-2011, 12:33 PM
my god that is one of the ugliest creatures i've ever seen.

DomCasual
01-19-2011, 12:35 PM
I think Al Davis' contract with Mephistopheles requires him to fire a head coach every so often and, in doing so, consume their soul in order to keep his tattered soul tethered to this mortal coil.

Hue Jackson's a dead man walking. You can only appease the Crypt Keeper for so long.

Yep. Part of taking the Raider job is you have to agree to 1) be slandered upon your exit, and 2) have a pay dispute.

Rohirrim
01-19-2011, 12:35 PM
I enjoy reminding Raider fans in the office that his mother lived to be 100.

Edit: She made it to 103.

And I'll bet she looked better than he does at 81. ROFL!

Agamemnon
01-19-2011, 12:42 PM
That is utterly horrifying...

Dr. Broncenstein
01-19-2011, 03:15 PM
It looks like his cancer is growing the occasional patch of healthy skin.

baja
01-19-2011, 03:39 PM
It looks like his cancer is growing the occasional patch of healthy skin.

No I think that dried guacamole dip.

vancejohnson82
01-19-2011, 03:44 PM
It looks like his cancer is growing the occasional patch of healthy skin.

This almost made me throw up...

"No I think that dried guacamole dip."

and that finished the job

Rohirrim
01-19-2011, 03:46 PM
I'm in the mood for barbecued ribs. ;D

~Crash~
01-19-2011, 04:24 PM
man you guys are sick bastards...


mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm bacon

chawknz
01-19-2011, 06:21 PM
oh god.
:-Xugh!~:sickortir

NhocCuteGirlz
01-19-2011, 06:21 PM
May he live to be 110 years old....



http://cdn.ksk.uproxx.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/al-davis.jpg
__________________

Vegas_Bronco
01-19-2011, 06:34 PM
Uh! help me please...take this patch of skin from me before I eat it...I can't help myself...I love skin chips....solid gold.

Ratboy
01-19-2011, 06:44 PM
I actually feel bad for that guy.

I hope he dies soon (not in a bad way). He just looks disgusting.

KipCorrington25
01-19-2011, 08:18 PM
Just win (lawsuits) baby!

Dr. Broncenstein
01-19-2011, 08:27 PM
I've seen maggots come out of better looking skin lesions.

baja
01-19-2011, 08:34 PM
I've seen maggots come out of better looking skin lesions.

Maggots have their pride too ya know.

BowlenBall
01-19-2011, 08:56 PM
Maggots have their pride too ya know.

Coming soon to billboards around Oakland:

"Raider Maggots -- Poise and Pride!"

Dudeskey
01-19-2011, 09:00 PM
I agree... there's simply no medical excuse for looking like this at 81:

http://thebiglead.fantasysportsven.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/Al-Davis-arrives-to-set-of-The-Walking-Dead.jpg

... the ****?

strafen
01-19-2011, 09:03 PM
There will never be another Al Davis.
Holy macro! Yikes!

Archer81
01-19-2011, 09:05 PM
http://thebiglead.fantasysportsven.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/Al-Davis-arrives-to-set-of-The-Walking-Dead.jpg

He chose poorly...

http://tinyurl.com/5ubj27m


:Broncos:

bowtown
01-19-2011, 09:15 PM
I hear Al has been tapped to play Catwoman in the upcoming Batman movie.

baja
01-19-2011, 09:17 PM
Is this what you look like when you sell your soul to the devil and you can't die.

baja
01-19-2011, 09:19 PM
I bet he leaves body parts on the sheets every night.

footstepsfrom#27
01-19-2011, 09:24 PM
May he live to be 110 years old....

http://cdn.ksk.uproxx.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/al-davis.jpg
He's got a future in films.

http://images.icanhascheezburger.com/completestore/2008/10/1/128673375844792335.jpg

Dr. Broncenstein
01-19-2011, 09:37 PM
Those fingernails are good for picking off the occasional cutaneous horn.

Pony Boy
01-19-2011, 09:47 PM
The eyes, two piss holes in a snowbank.

Broncosfreak_56
01-19-2011, 09:49 PM
Those fingernails are good for picking off the occasional cutaneous horn.

Goddammit. ugh!~

Dr. Broncenstein
01-19-2011, 10:00 PM
http://item.slide.com/r/1/2/i/RKoHvfXwyT9yCXoh6rLeyTZmSVDKjUhs/

ghwk
01-19-2011, 10:03 PM
Oh God best thread ever. I have tears coming out of my eyes. He looks like one of those turkeycurmudgeon things you would do at thanksgiving--But only if you had decided to cook the head at 425 for 6 hours and nothing else! LOL

Broncosfreak_56
01-19-2011, 10:03 PM
http://item.slide.com/r/1/2/i/RKoHvfXwyT9yCXoh6rLeyTZmSVDKjUhs/

So what do you think is wrong with him? It cant be old age, is it? What are those yellow crusty things on the side of his forehead?

Dr. Broncenstein
01-19-2011, 10:06 PM
So what do you think is wrong with him? It cant be old age, is it? What are those yellow crusty things on the side of his forehead?

Actinic Keratosis

baja
01-19-2011, 10:06 PM
And the number one reason the Raiders go through so many head coaches.

At the end of the first season Al demands "You must lick my face to prove your loyalty or you're fired.

Dr. Broncenstein
01-19-2011, 10:07 PM
And the number one reason the Raiders go through so many head coaches.

At the end of the first season Al demands "You must lick my face to prove your loyalty or you're fired.

He looks kind of salty.

baja
01-19-2011, 10:10 PM
He looks kind of salty.

Ya and I bet those crispy scabs would get wedged in the gum line like pop corn kernels.

Pony Boy
01-19-2011, 10:10 PM
That stuff has to flake of when he's eating (extra bacon bits on the salad).

baja
01-19-2011, 10:12 PM
Actinic Keratosis

Looks like stage III syphilis to me.

Dr. Broncenstein
01-19-2011, 10:12 PM
Ya and I bet those crispy scabs would get wedged in the gum line like pop corn kernels.

I'd make it put the lotion on its skin just to avoid that very scenario.

broncocalijohn
01-19-2011, 10:14 PM
Wow, he looks bad, doesn't look like he has much time left.

I actually feel bad for that guy.

I hope he dies soon (not in a bad way). He just looks disgusting.



You shut the **** up Adam and Ratboy! He looks like he can live another 20 years...minimum. Didnt he have the bandaids last year? Probably the same scab that wont heal. As a kid, I used to love picking my scabs. I would have a field day on that noggin. Only thing is a few picks might grab the brain tissues too.

baja
01-19-2011, 10:14 PM
That stuff has to flake of when he's eating (extra bacon bits on the salad).

He's probably trying to figure out why there are always egg shells in his scrambled eggs even when he uses Egg Beaters.

ghwk
01-19-2011, 10:15 PM
Now I know who he reminds me of! Grundlefly! Wish I had an image.....

bronco militia
01-19-2011, 10:17 PM
That stuff has to flake of when he's eating (extra bacon bits on the salad).

Ha!Ha!Ha!

cabronco
01-19-2011, 11:28 PM
Poor Grand kids......Grandpa.. ? There's things floating in our cereal you fixed us. SHUT UP and eat your corn flakes.

broncocalijohn
01-19-2011, 11:48 PM
Poor Grand kids......Grandpa.. ? There's things floating in our cereal you fixed us. SHUT UP and eat your corn flakes.

That is the problem Great Great Great Grandpa. You put funny looking red and yellow cornflakes over our Frankenberries.

vanbrugh
01-20-2011, 01:27 AM
He still sounds more sane than Bowlen and that's a terrible thing to have to admit!

Agamemnon
01-20-2011, 01:45 AM
He still sounds more sane than Bowlen and that's a terrible thing to have to admit!

What exactly has Bowlen said that would lead you to make such a retarded statement?

Kaylore
01-20-2011, 06:08 AM
And the number one reason the Raiders go through so many head coaches.

At the end of the first season Al demands "You must lick my face to prove your loyalty or you're fired.

That's funny. I wonder if he makes them lick that large pimple/wart thing above his left temple.

baja
01-20-2011, 06:11 AM
That's funny. I wonder if he makes them lick that large pimple/wart thing above his left temple.

Only if they want mayonnaise on those chips.

Los Broncos
01-20-2011, 06:47 AM
Dude that is ****ing gross.

Tombstone RJ
01-20-2011, 09:47 AM
I guess he's rotting from the outside in... sunlight can have a destructive effect on the undead's skin...

bronco militia
01-20-2011, 09:49 AM
He's got a scab on his upper lip. looks like he recently took a tumble.

...maybe Tom Cable punched him on the way out?

OABB
01-20-2011, 12:54 PM
He looks like a herpe under a microscope.

Kaylore
01-21-2011, 06:50 AM
My Nephew doing his impersonation of an Oakland Raider logo.

http://img535.imageshack.us/img535/5637/brendanraider.jpg

Brandon29
01-21-2011, 07:02 AM
http://thebiglead.fantasysportsven.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/Al-Davis-arrives-to-set-of-The-Walking-Dead.jpg

http://images.hollywood.com/site/freddy-krueger.jpg

montrose
01-21-2011, 07:13 AM
I'd take him over Bowlen at this point, he's a better owner. He's willing to pay money, doesn't run off his best players and lie about it, and in his current state of physically looking like death - he's sharper in memory. That and his team's beat Bowlen's 98-37 this season. Davis is by no means a good owner, but he's better than what we've got. I wish we had Al Davis as owner instead of Pat Bowlen.

- signed, SoCal :~ohyah!:

baja
01-21-2011, 07:14 AM
I'd take him over Bowlen at this point, he's a better owner. He's willing to pay money, doesn't run off his best players and lie about it, and in his current state of physically looking like death - he's sharper in memory. That and his team's beat Bowlen's 98-37 this season. Davis is by no means a good owner, but he's better than what we've got. I wish we had Al Davis as owner instead of Pat Bowlen.

- signed, SoCal :~ohyah!:

I doubt even So Cal would go that far but I get your point. ;D

montrose
01-21-2011, 07:16 AM
I doubt even So Cal would go that far but I get your point. ;D

lol, I love SoCal :flower:

baja
01-21-2011, 07:57 AM
lol, I love SoCal :flower:

Well I know women have disappointed you in the past so I understand that. ;D





j/k

Kaylore
01-21-2011, 08:04 AM
I doubt even So Cal would go that far but I get your point. ;D

He probably really feels this way but only mentions it privately. Poor SoCal.

SoCalBronco
01-21-2011, 11:15 AM
He probably really feels this way but only mentions it privately. Poor SoCal.

LOL...you know of my hatred for Bowlen pretty well, however, I dont think he's worse than Al Davis. Greasy Al is by far the worst owner. Snyder is probably 2nd worst and Jones is not too far from that pack, either, although the latter two at least provide good financial resources for their teams. Bowlen in his current state is probably somewhere in the 20s.

baja
01-21-2011, 11:17 AM
LOL...you know of my hatred for Bowlen pretty well, however, I dont think he's worse than Al Davis. Greasy Al is by far the worst owner. Snyder is probably 2nd worst and Jones is not too far from that pack, either, although the latter two at least provide good financial resources for their teams. Bowlen in his current state is probably somewhere in the 20s.

That's a fair assessment.

Kaylore
01-21-2011, 11:35 AM
LOL...you know of my hatred for Bowlen pretty well, however, I dont think he's worse than Al Davis. Greasy Al is by far the worst owner. Snyder is probably 2nd worst and Jones is not too far from that pack, either, although the latter two at least provide good financial resources for their teams. Bowlen in his current state is probably somewhere in the 20s.

That's better than I thought. I'm surprised Snyder hasn't earned some brownie points from you for hiring Shanny, too.