Al Davis and The “Bad Guys”: Justified or Biased?

June 20, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Ah yes...the accolades come in again, and again.
For those who missed it, the people at Forbes released a list highlighting the bad guys in sports. It include players and owners who are hated pretty regularly.
Number one didn't come as a surprise...Michael Vick took top honors on this one.
However, it was shocking that number two was our very own Al Davis.
Let's think about this a moment. Has Al Davis killed anyone?
Has he committed rape? Fooled around on his wife?
How about shooting a bottle of water at a ref?
Al Davis, for all of the things he's done, has made a pretty good laundry list of things to be proud of. Several rules, ranging from the use of stickum, to the encouragement of players to test the rules, Al helped change football in 50 years.
Is this what makes him hated by most of the sports world?
Al Davis helped the AFL survive when the NFL didn't want them, and then was stabbed in the back by others, who wanted to mer...

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