Here's the video courtesy SportsGrid.
So that's taunting? Spreading your wings like that quantifies as taunting. That's complete garbage. The rule of taking points off the board for taunting is absurd but this call was just atrocious. I don't get it.
Davis has been involved in professional football since 1960, when he was hired by the San Diego Chargers back in the ol' AFL as offensive ends coach. He then became head coach and general manager of the Oakland Raiders in 1963 and immediately began to implement a vertical based attack that helped stretch the field and change the way the game was played. He then served as commissioner of the AFL in 1966 and although he was opposed to a merger with the NFL, he did oversee the merger that helped make the NFL the dominant league in sports. After resigning from the commissioner's title, he went back to the Raiders became general manager and a part owner until he took over the club in 1972, and that had been his title ever since.
Davis, best known for his black and silver suits and his famous phrases "Commitment to Excellence" and "Just Win, Baby," had many feuds with the NFL over the years, most notable when he tried to move the club to Los Angeles in the early 80's and then when he tried to move the club back to Oakland in the early 90's. Not many have had the arrogance that mae Davis so famous.
Yes the team developed into a joke in the 2000's and yes many have poked at Davis over his ability, or lack thereof, to run the organization (including myself multiple times) but one cannot deny the importance of him in the history of the NFL.
Al Davis (July 4, 1929 - October 8, 2011)
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The Detroit Tigers jumped on Ivan Nova and the New York Yankees early with solo home runs by Don Kelly and Delmon Young in the first inning and never relinquished the lead, defeating New York 3-2 to take the ALDS 3-2 and are now advancing to the American League Championship Series to take on the Texas Rangers. Victor Martinez singled in Austin Jackson in the top of the fifth to give Detroit a 3-0 lead. Robinson Cano gave the Yankees hope by hitting a solo shot in the bottom half and then Tigers reliever Joaquin Benoit walked in a run in the seventh but that was the only run he gave up. Jose Valverde then came in the bottom of the ninth and promptly slammed the door on the game, sending Detroit to the ALCS for the first time since winning the pennant in 2006.
It's time for my week 5 predictions.
It is week number five in this young season and it is a singleheader window this Sunday on Fox. The games at 1:00 are Seahawks-Giants, Eagles-Bills, Saints-Panthers, and Cardinals-Vikings with the sole game at 4:05 being Buccaneers-49ers. Continue reading for announcing assignments as well as distribution splits for this week so that you know what game you will see and who will be calling it.
It is week 5 of the 2011 NFL season and for the second week in a row, CBS will have a doubleheader this Sunday. The games in the early window are Titans-Steelers, Raiders-Texans, Chiefs-Colts, and Bengals-Jaguars with the games in the national window are Jets-Patriots and Chargers-Broncos. Continue reading for distribution splits so you know what game you will get on your television as well as announcing assignments for who will be calling said games.
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Here are my picks for this weeks.
It's just about that time hockey fans, the NHL 2011-12 season is just about to begin. The Boston Bruins are the reigning Stanley Cup Champions, do I think they will repeat or will we see someone else hold up Lord Stanley's Cup? Here's my 2011-12 season preview.
Team logos courtesy Chris Creamer's SportsLogos.net