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Renegade
11-02-2010, 08:12 PM
Seeing Al Davis on TV last week got me thinking. Is he the last remaining original AFL owner that is 1) Still Alive and 2) The only one still an "active" owner of their franchise?

DaWolf
11-02-2010, 08:15 PM
I think Bud Adams is still rolling with the Titans. He forced Fischer to go with Vince Young last year...

Hog Farmer
11-02-2010, 08:15 PM
He'll be the next to die .

Shogun
11-02-2010, 08:19 PM
He'll be the next to die .

You cant say die for him, the correct term is to 'croak' or 'expire'

Bane
11-02-2010, 08:35 PM
You cant say die for him, the correct term is to 'croak' or 'expire'

Shit!!!That motherfucker is like the crypt keeper!
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Shogun
11-02-2010, 08:38 PM
Exactly

Mr. Flopnuts
11-02-2010, 08:39 PM
I thought of Bud Adams, and he was brought up already. What about Ralph Wilson?

Brock
11-02-2010, 08:39 PM
Ralph Wilson.

WhitiE
11-02-2010, 08:47 PM
Ralph Wilson?

mikeyis4dcats.
11-02-2010, 08:52 PM
I think Davis is already dead.

Wyndex
11-02-2010, 08:52 PM
Ralph Wilson

Bane
11-02-2010, 08:53 PM
Ralph Wilson needs more carries!
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Renegade
11-02-2010, 09:01 PM
I didn't know either of them was still active. I never hear anything about them. Thanks, so that leaves 3 of the "Foolish Club". Did Davis own the team from the beginning or did he buy into it?

Deberg_1990
11-02-2010, 09:02 PM
I think Davis is already dead.

heh, whenever i see him i always think of that Weekend at Bernies movie and maybe there are a couple of kids behind him pulling strings.

Brock
11-02-2010, 09:03 PM
I didn't know either of them was still active. I never hear anything about them. Thanks, so that leaves 3 of the "Foolish Club". Did Davis own the team from the beginning or did he buy into it?

Originally a 10 percent owner.

WilliamTheIrish
11-02-2010, 09:11 PM
Al was the Managing General Partner of the franchise. At the beginning he was in for 10%. I believe there were a dozen other men in the general partnership at that time. 1963 or 1966.

Brock
11-02-2010, 09:13 PM
He predictably snaked his way into 67 percent.

WilliamTheIrish
11-02-2010, 09:15 PM
He predictably snaked his way into 67 percent.

I have a book or two around that I've read about Al and when I just now reviewed his history on Wiki i was reminded of what shitball he was.

Frazod
11-02-2010, 09:17 PM
I think Davis is already dead.

Props to the crew that keep his corpse animated - sometimes he looks almost lifelike. I assume the got the people from Tales of the Crypt.

GloryDayz
11-02-2010, 09:44 PM
F*** Al Davis. Al can die in a fire for all I care and his wooden teeth can burn with him... So, what was the question? Oh, yeah, he's old...

chief52
11-02-2010, 09:45 PM
Al Davis did not become the majority owner of the Raiders until 2005. While he was the face of the team ( Managing Partner ?) he was never the majority owner. McGaugh (sp?) was the most recent until his death and then the family and Davis fought out the value in court. Al Davis has been a minority owner.

Al Davis was not an original owner. Not a consideration with Hunt, Adams, Wilson...etc.

TEX
11-02-2010, 09:50 PM
Seeing Al Davis on TV last week got me thinking. Is he the last remaining original AFL owner that is 1) Still Alive and 2) The only one still an "active" owner of their franchise?

Bud Adams (Oilers / Titans) He's a prick but Lamar Hunt needed him to start the AFL.
Ralph Wilson (Bills)

LaChapelle
11-02-2010, 10:11 PM
I would have sworn Ralph Wilson died this year

cardken
11-02-2010, 10:18 PM
As "batshit" crazy Al Davis is, if it hadn't been for his Tenacity and Abrasiveness the AFL probably wouldn't have been such a problem for the NFL and wouldn't have been absorbed.
all interested parties should watch the HBO documentary, "AFL, Rebels With A Cause" fantastic information there. apparently When Mr. Hunt was negotiating with the NFL, the AFL was making little progress. So the AFL decided to vote Al Davis as Chief negotiator, the NFL knew there was no dealing with Davis and soon after the NFL caved and absorbed the AFL.

TEX
11-02-2010, 11:41 PM
As "batshit" crazy Al Davis is, if it hadn't been for his Tenacity and Abrasiveness the AFL probably wouldn't have been such a problem for the NFL and wouldn't have been absorbed.
all interested parties should watch the HBO documentary, "AFL, Rebels With A Cause" fantastic information there. apparently When Mr. Hunt was negotiating with the NFL, the AFL was making little progress. So the AFL decided to vote Al Davis as Chief negotiator, the NFL knew there was no dealing with Davis and soon after the NFL caved and absorbed the AFL.

I think it had more to do with the fact that after 4 Super Bowls the NFL and AFL were tied 2-2, with the AFL winning Super Bowl's 3 & 4. NO WAY the establashed NFL would take the chance that the upstart AFL would get the advantage in Super Bowl 5, so they merged...

cdcox
11-03-2010, 12:12 AM
As "batshit" crazy Al Davis is, if it hadn't been for his Tenacity and Abrasiveness the AFL probably wouldn't have been such a problem for the NFL and wouldn't have been absorbed.
all interested parties should watch the HBO documentary, "AFL, Rebels With A Cause" fantastic information there. apparently When Mr. Hunt was negotiating with the NFL, the AFL was making little progress. So the AFL decided to vote Al Davis as Chief negotiator, the NFL knew there was no dealing with Davis and soon after the NFL caved and absorbed the AFL.

Davis was the League Commissioner, not the negotiator. Davis wanted to destroy the NFL, not join it or negotiate with it. When the merger wen't through, he was pissed because he couldn't continue his jihad.

cdcox
11-03-2010, 12:14 AM
I think it had more to do with the fact that after 4 Super Bowls the NFL and AFL were tied 2-2, with the AFL winning Super Bowl's 3 & 4. NO WAY the establashed NFL would take the chance that the upstart AFL would get the advantage in Super Bowl 5, so they merged...

The merger agreement occurred in 1966, even though the actual merger did not take place until 1970. SB III and IV had nothing to do with it. It was a done deal before either of those games were played.

Chief3188
11-03-2010, 03:37 AM
Al "the mummy" Davis actually died several years ago. They just use CGI to make it look like he is up in his box wearing those ridiculous "please don't shit myself" jogging suits.

Chief3188
11-03-2010, 03:39 AM
I would have sworn Ralph Wilson died this year

Nope he is still kicking and still in control of roughly 30% of his bodily functions.

chief52
11-03-2010, 07:50 AM
Davis started out from '60 through '63 as an assistant for the Chargers before joining the Raiders as a coach. He later ( late 60's?) purchased 10% of the team. Finally became a majority owner in 2005. He is not an original owner by any means. Ed McGah was the owner of the Raiders.

Chronic
11-03-2010, 08:05 AM
You narrow chin and floppy ears...

Bust on a HOF idol.

At least Al's son didnt raped his handicapped sister in law while she was in a wheelchair like Hunt Jr did

Theres a POS eh?

Raped his own handicapped sister-in-law

The sister shit I get- being its the norm in Missouri

But taking advantage of a handicapped person and raping them?

Nice going there Hunts

Buck
11-03-2010, 08:09 AM
Ralph Wilson - 92
Bud Adams - 87
Al Davis - 81

Al Davis is the young whippersnapper of the group.

tooge
11-03-2010, 08:13 AM
I'm not sure how to answer this. First off, I'm not sure he is actually alive. I think the Raiders have been doing the weekend at Bernies thing with old Al Davis for some years now.