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In the mid 70's

In the mid 70's the forty niners had hit bottom, but a new owner had arrived, Eddie D, he new little about owning an NFL franchise. NFL ownership is like a club, most of the member get along, and even offer advice. One member suggested Eddie hire one of his past assistants, who was having some luck coaching at Stanford. Al Davis forever linked himself to our glory years, Al Davis was one of footballs greatest minds, from the 60's through the 90's nobody had a better grip on the game. As much as we Niner fans hate the raiders, and their fans, we will always owe a begrudging debt of thanks, to Al Davis, for helping guide Eddie, and the Niners to the promised land, RIP Al Davis, thanks for the coaching tip.


Move this if you must, Al is part of the Niner legend.
Jim Plunkett and OJ

When Plunkett was a beat up shell of a Hesiman winner

And OJ, before he killed and robbed people and whose knees were toast (from jumping over chairs at the Airport)


Good post, I'd heard this before but hadn't thought of it in a long time.
Gotta respect the man for helping this football team be where it was today. I've heard about how he had a hand in the owners keeping the team and had a hand in Bill Walsh being selected. He may have been a crazyass near the end but he did a lot to make his franchise and this franchise good ones.
Originally posted by GolittaCamper:
In the mid 70's the forty niners had hit bottom, but a new owner had arrived, Eddie D, he new little about owning an NFL franchise. NFL ownership is like a club, most of the member get along, and even offer advice. One member suggested Eddie hire one of his past assistants, who was having some luck coaching at Stanford. Al Davis forever linked himself to our glory years, Al Davis was one of footballs greatest minds, from the 60's through the 90's nobody had a better grip on the game. As much as we Niner fans hate the raiders, and their fans, we will always owe a begrudging debt of thanks, to Al Davis, for helping guide Eddie, and the Niners to the promised land, RIP Al Davis, thanks for the coaching tip.


Move this if you must, Al is part of the Niner legend.

This R.I.P Al Davis
Al Davis did everything but suit up for the Raiders. One of a kind. RIP
And yet Al Davis is the reason for the Raiders dis function the last 7 years because he thought it was still the 60's
[ Edited by Natewillis2252 on Oct 8, 2011 at 10:36 AM ]
Very true. Good post.
It will interesting what happens to the Raiders next.
A true legend of the game will be missed!
RIP Mr Davis.
Originally posted by wysiwyg:
Jim Plunkett and OJ

When Plunkett was a beat up shell of a Hesiman winner

And OJ, before he killed and robbed people and whose knees were toast (from jumping over chairs at the Airport)




Originally posted by GolittaCamper:
In the mid 70's the forty niners had hit bottom, but a new owner had arrived, Eddie D, he new little about owning an NFL franchise. NFL ownership is like a club, most of the member get along, and even offer advice. One member suggested Eddie hire one of his past assistants, who was having some luck coaching at Stanford. Al Davis forever linked himself to our glory years, Al Davis was one of footballs greatest minds, from the 60's through the 90's nobody had a better grip on the game. As much as we Niner fans hate the raiders, and their fans, we will always owe a begrudging debt of thanks, to Al Davis, for helping guide Eddie, and the Niners to the promised land, RIP Al Davis, thanks for the coaching tip.


Move this if you must, Al is part of the Niner legend.



DeBartalo's first GM was Joe Thomas, who was responsible for the horrendous O.J. SImpson trade; so really the 49ers hit bottom *during* DeBartolo's tenure. Plunkett was hardly a shell, he went on to win a Super Bowl for the Raiders. The part about Al Davis suggesting Walsh I never heard before, sadly I couldn't find a link describing it. Davis was definitely an influence on Walsh.
Originally posted by Natewillis2252:
And yet Al Davis is the reason for the Raiders dis function the last 7 years because he thought it was still the 60's

And yet somehow the Raiders won three championships since the 60's. So not sure your post make any sense
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It was al Davis who recommended Joe Thomas to Eddie d. I don't know how to post links but go to Wikipedia and look under Joe Thomas. It will tell you all about it.
Originally posted by CasBanaszek:
DeBartalo's first GM was Joe Thomas, who was responsible for the horrendous O.J. SImpson trade; so really the 49ers hit bottom *during* DeBartolo's tenure. Plunkett was hardly a shell, he went on to win a Super Bowl for the Raiders. The part about Al Davis suggesting Walsh I never heard before, sadly I couldn't find a link describing it. Davis was definitely an influence on Walsh.

Walsh, has been an assistant for Davis, it was common knowledge, back when it happened, before the internet. I know this because I remember it, from when it happened. Yes I guess that makes me old, sigh
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Originally posted by CasBanaszek:
Originally posted by wysiwyg:
Jim Plunkett and OJ

When Plunkett was a beat up shell of a Hesiman winner

And OJ, before he killed and robbed people and whose knees were toast (from jumping over chairs at the Airport)




Originally posted by GolittaCamper:
In the mid 70's the forty niners had hit bottom, but a new owner had arrived, Eddie D, he new little about owning an NFL franchise. NFL ownership is like a club, most of the member get along, and even offer advice. One member suggested Eddie hire one of his past assistants, who was having some luck coaching at Stanford. Al Davis forever linked himself to our glory years, Al Davis was one of footballs greatest minds, from the 60's through the 90's nobody had a better grip on the game. As much as we Niner fans hate the raiders, and their fans, we will always owe a begrudging debt of thanks, to Al Davis, for helping guide Eddie, and the Niners to the promised land, RIP Al Davis, thanks for the coaching tip.


Move this if you must, Al is part of the Niner legend.



DeBartalo's first GM was Joe Thomas, who was responsible for the horrendous O.J. SImpson trade; so really the 49ers hit bottom *during* DeBartolo's tenure. Plunkett was hardly a shell, he went on to win a Super Bowl for the Raiders. The part about Al Davis suggesting Walsh I never heard before, sadly I couldn't find a link describing it. Davis was definitely an influence on Walsh.
Really suggest buying the book about Bill Walsh called The Genius. Really really good stuff.