Davis, Al

Davis, Al

(Allen Davis), 1929–2011, American football executive, b. Brockton, Mass. After coaching mainly college teams in the 1950s, he was (1960–62) a coach with the Los Angeles, then San Diego, Chargers of the upstart American Football League, and in 1963 became head coach and general manager of the Oakland Raiders. In 1966 he was named commissioner of the AFL, but resigned that year when the AFL and the National Football League agreed to merge. He rejoined the Raiders as general manager and part owner, and became principal owner in 2005. Astute but also controversial and irascible, Davis squabbled with other owners, league and public officials, and even his own coaches and players. He often hired tough, undervalued, or outlaw players and favored a speedy, long-passing offense and a brutally physical defense. Under his ownership the Raiders played in five Super Bowls and won three. He was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1992.
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Media Contact: Kevin Davis, Al Serra Colorado, 719-337-9467, kevin.
And tries from Stuart Malone, Conor Davis, Al Stevenson, Calum Morrison and Matt Horner saw West of Scotland to a 31-0 success against Kirkcaldy.
Rosen did say the Dodgers will add an analyst to the radio booth, and that person will be chosen from a group of six - Ron Cey, Eric Davis, Tommy Davis, Al Downing, Steve Garvey and Eric Karros - who were brought in as guest analysts late in the season.
Groomsmen were Chris Adams, Brian Cooley, Justin Davis, Al Fulton, Barry Richardson, Billy Singleton, and Jacob Townsend.
Baron Davis, Al Harrington, Dahntay Jones, Chauncey Billups, and Tayshaun Prince are among the pros who will take part in the work out sessions for their pre-season training program in the coming weeks.
All three of the top Democratic candidates - Davis, Al Checchi and Jane Harman - got smaller percentages in the Valley than they did countywide.
Elgin Baylor, Tim Brown, Tommy Davis, Al Downing, Willie Gault, Bruce Jenner, Chester McGlockton, Jay Schroeder, Dave Taylor and Fred Williamson are among the past and present professional athletes who will compete in the best-ball competition.
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Julian has been singing, dancing, drumming, and performing with members, Joe Billingslea, Charles Davis, Al Chisholm, Gary Grier and Odell Jones.
Julian will be singing, dancing, drumming, and touring with members, Joe Billingslea, Charles Davis, Al Chisholm, Gary Grier and Odell Jones.
As proof of his revolutionary work's affect, The Completely MAD Don Martin includes letters and notes from prominent cartoonists such as Gary Larson and Jim Davis, as well as commentary from many of Martin's fellow MADmen including Jack Davis, Al Jaffee, Sergio Aragones, Mort Drucker, and many more.