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Old 12-02-2009, 12:49 PM   #1
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Default Disgruntled Raiders fans buy billboard, ask Davis to hire new GM

Did not see this posted.

http://www.nfl.com/news/story?id=090...s&confirm=true

OAKLAND, Calif. -- Disgruntled Raiders fans are making a high-profile plea for owner Al Davis to step down as the team's general manager.


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A billboard was posted on the freeway near the Oakland Coliseum this week, saying "MR. DAVIS, DO THE RIGHT THING, PLEASE HIRE A GM."

The group that put up the billboard says it has gathered 21,000 signatures for a petition asking Davis to step down as general manager. The petition also calls on Davis to hire a new GM and a Super Bowl-caliber coach and "agree to refrain from intervention in personnel or football operational matters."

The Raiders (3-8) have won three Super Bowls under Davis' leadership but appear headed to a seventh consecutive losing season. Oakland's 27-80 record since the start of the 2003 season is the worst in the NFL.
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Old 12-02-2009, 12:51 PM   #2
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"The Raiders (3-8) have won three Super Bowls under Davis' leadership but ....."

....Almost 30 years ago.
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Old 12-02-2009, 12:54 PM   #3
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Old 12-02-2009, 12:58 PM   #4
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The whole thing is silly though. It's not like Al Davis can even read from a moving vehicle. He'll miss it.
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He wont read it so that was waste of money.
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Where is that p***Y RaidersRock anyway?
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Old 12-02-2009, 01:13 PM   #7
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I find it hard to believe that faider fan was able to come up with any money in the first place, let alone enough to pay for a billboard.
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Old 12-02-2009, 01:15 PM   #8
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I find it hard to believe that faider fan was able to come up with any money in the first place, let alone enough to pay for a billboard.
They traded food stamps and peddled crack.
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Old 12-02-2009, 01:17 PM   #9
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I wonder if Davis's people filter these things from him. He might not see the billboard but SOMEONE is going to see it and have the opportunity to relay it up the chain. I wonder if anything like that just gets stomped out. If so, he is truly Mr. Burns.
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Old 12-02-2009, 01:26 PM   #10
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I find it hard to believe that faider fan was able to come up with any money in the first place, let alone enough to pay for a billboard.
The first of the month was yesterday.
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Old 12-02-2009, 02:00 PM   #11
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The billboard idea worked in Buffalo...took a few weeks, but worked nonetheless.
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Old 12-02-2009, 02:02 PM   #12
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The billboard idea worked in Buffalo...took a few weeks, but worked nonetheless.
....but the IQ is a bit above the single digits in Buffalo.....
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Greasy Al will find out who the fans are that did that, then he'll send Cable over to their houses to kick their asses.
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....but the IQ is a bit above the single digits in Buffalo.....
Not to mention the fact that Ralph Wilson can actually still read.
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Old 12-02-2009, 02:06 PM   #15
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al don't give **** what his fan base thinks.
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Greasy Al will find out who the fans are that did that, then he'll send Cable over to their houses to kick their asses.
Then he will sue them, and fire them for cause.
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Old 12-02-2009, 04:11 PM   #17
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After awhile you have to feel sorry for the real raider fans. They have been stuck with that POS Davis, may he live forever, for longer than most Raider fans can remember.

I respect the fans who contributed to the billboard. It must be frustrating knowing every first round pick will be a bust... well every pick will be a bust. It must be frustrating know EVERY pick will be a bust. It must be frustrating to have every FA be a massive bust. It must be frustrating knowing you had Randy freaking Moss and did not do a single thing with the talent he had.
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Old 12-02-2009, 04:23 PM   #18
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I find it hard to believe that faider fan was able to come up with any money in the first place, let alone enough to pay for a billboard.
I was thinking the same thing, plus 21,000 with brains enough to realize that Al Davis is the problem, not the refs
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Old 12-02-2009, 04:42 PM   #19
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I wonder if Davis's people filter these things from him. He might not see the billboard but SOMEONE is going to see it and have the opportunity to relay it up the chain. I wonder if anything like that just gets stomped out. If so, he is truly Mr. Burns.
What are they going to say to them? Walk up to the most powerful man in the organization and say,"Hey. Your customers think you suck."? I think in the best of corporate worlds that isn't going to get you anything but a termination, much less the Oakland Raiders.
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Old 12-02-2009, 04:45 PM   #20
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You've got to drink the kool-aid to work for Al.

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Old 12-02-2009, 05:52 PM   #21
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I don't know.... billboards are pretty old school. It may actually catch Al's attention as opposed to words coming out of the internets.

Who am I kidding.
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Old 12-02-2009, 07:13 PM   #22
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Need something more like the old Berma-Shave billboards:

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Old 12-03-2009, 06:55 AM   #24
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ESPN.com posted this picture today:


ARE THEY SERIOUS!??
Possibly the most AMATEUR, HORIFIC ABUSE of Photoshop I have EVER seen!

Makes me wonder if they are going to "ramp up" the pressure on Al this week?
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