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Madness Mixed With Genius in Al Davis

He 'always thought he knew best,' even when team was losing

(Newser) - Al Davis: madman. Call him "prickly," "peripatetic," "nettlesome"—even "anachronistic throwback"—but the former Oakland Raiders owner who died today proves that "no great genius is without a requisite dose of madness," writes Len Pasquarelli on CBS Sports . He "... More »

Oakland Raiders' Al Davis Dead at 82

Longtime owner was huge figure in NFL history

(Newser) - Al Davis, the Hall of Fame owner of the Oakland Raiders known for his rebellious spirit, has died at 82. It was Davis' willingness to buck the establishment that helped turn the NFL into the establishment—the most successful sports league in American history. Davis was charming, cantankerous, and compassionate—... More »

Vick Repeats as Biggest Sports Villain

Forbes list of most disliked athletes has a new name: Tiger Woods

(Newser) - Michael Vick has been out of federal prison for almost a year , but the Eagles quarterback still has some image-polishing to do: For the second straight year, he tops the Forbes list of most disliked people in sports . New for 2010 are Ben Roethlisberger and how-the-mighty-have-fallen poster child Tiger Woods,... More »

It's Official: Raiders Fire Kiffin

Coach let go three games into season after lengthy dispute with Oakland owner Davis

(Newser) - The Oakland Raiders today fired head coach Lane Kiffin, who had been told he would be released following the team's 24-23 loss to the Buffalo Bills on Sept. 21, ESPN reports. Team owner Al Davis called Kiffin, whose 5-15 record with the team included fourth-quarter leads in 11 games, to... More »

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