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Al on George Steinbrenner

By Jerry McDonald - NFL Writer
Wednesday, July 14th, 2010 at 4:58 pm in Oakland Raiders.

The Raiders released the following statement from Al Davis regarding the passing of Yankees owner George Steinbrenner:

“He was a friend and a warrior. We not only shared a birthday, but also an unyielding will to win and an unparalleled commitment to excellence.

“I judge sports figures based on individual achievement, team achievement and contributions to the game,” Davis said. “George was right up there with me at No. 1 — bright, aggressive and, most of all, not afraid.

“When the Yankees were going through the lean times in the ’80s and after we beat the Redskins in the Super Bowl in Tampa, George and I would talk and I would pep him up,” Davis said. “Later on, he did the same for me when Tampa beat us in the Super Bowl.”

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  • http://www.nataliegulbis.com Richochet

    # RaiderRockstar Says:
    July 15th, 2010 at 11:13 am

    He called me this morning and said “I found the gigs..when do you want to go?”..guess it’s time to introduce my son to the fine art of filling a gunny sack with bug eyed amphibians

    ***

    Rich: glad to see you got your name back …

    frog giggin’ is a blast!

    I went to 2 ponds last night and only ended up with 7, but they were HUGE bullfrogs. good eatin’

    we got 31 down on the river last week.

    no surprise, we’ll be back down at the river tomorrow night. there is usually 4 of us that go, but tomorrow we’re taking like 5 guys that have never been before – should be fun to watch them sink in mud, miss and get mad at themselves. haha
    =======================
    Never lost my name, actually..MR just likes to sign on and switch to it, as he stated the other night that he’s going to do..guarantee he’ll do it again..he kind of feels ‘special’ when he does…in his own ‘special’ way, of course. I could care less..easy enough to see when he does it. Kind of humorous, actually, knowing he wants me to blow up about it, while he follows me, you, and others around, like a little lap dog.

    You are right, they do taste like chicken.
    Growing up, handful of friends that always came over used to tease my brother and I about eating frog legs, for years..they would NEVER try one, regardless of the guarantees on how they tasted.
    One day my mom thawed out a bunch, battered and deepfried them, and put them on the table..friends devoured them..Mom walks in and says “Oh, you like frog legs after all. Want some more?”

    I STILL laugh at recalling their faces at the time..

  • Seymour Bush

    # MistaBrown Says:
    July 15th, 2010 at 11:23 am

    The best way to avoid the BP & 0ilbama connection is to go back 2 years to Bush-Cheney.

    Straight out of How to be a Libtard handbook! Nice job OakGlen.
    ===============================================

    No, the best way to straighten out the oil mess we have in this country is to go back to James Watt and the deregulation of the 1980′s and forward that all the way til 11:30 this morning!

  • RaiderRockstar

    You are right, they do taste like chicken.

    ***

    Yeah, I’m not big on fish … but I’ll eat froglegs

    We do the same thing. bread & batter. oh man! nothing better

    very cool for you to pass the tradition down to your son. you prefer ponds or rivers?

  • Nnamdi21

    You don’t have to be a politcal genius to figure out the illegality of the Arizona law.

    Illegal search ring any bells or have you Neo Con Na-zis completely forgotten about the Constitution?

    Easy to see how you could, the last admin completely disembowled it.

    Its funny how these chest thumpin Repubs think they’re included in their parties plans.

    They’ll be left on the outside in the wasteland with the rest of us while the mega rich enjoy paradise.

    Talk about schtu=pid…

  • RaiderRockstar

    Can’t even see how the policies of an 8 yr admin could affect the next prez.

    ***

    are we still blaming Callahan, Turner, Shell or Kiffin for the 2009/2010 Oakland Raiders?

    Tom Cable has been in charge since the bye week (Week 5?) of 2008

  • Nnamdi21

    283. Yup. Thanks Big Ted. Enjoy the day!

  • RaiderRockstar

    SeyGlenn: Barack Ryan is a terrible DC

  • DKnight007

    Hahaha

    450 million for the Warriors??

    Sounds like Ellison wasn’t going to suckered either! LOL

    Lacob and Guber are suckers for buying the Warriors for that much money IMO.

    At least Cohan and Rowell are going to be gone….with Riley, Nellie and Bob Fitzerald right behind them hopefully.

    Cohan is a greedy idiot! Ellison was local and understood the bay area dynamic and he ends up selling to some outsiders….

    Way to screw the fans AGAIN on your way out Cohan!

    Sheesh!

  • RaiderRockstar

    DKnight007: you’re in here talking about the W’s on a daily basis …

    Why?

    are you a closet W’s fan, hater or what?

    9/10 on this blog are Laker fanatics

  • DKnight007

    “George was right up there with me at No. 1 — bright, aggressive and, most of all, not afraid.

    ^^^^^
    The old crazy man Al doesn’t have any problem with self confidence does he?

    LOL

  • BigTed707

    290 – Good day 2u2.

    “That guy looks Canadian – I think that is probable cause – Let’s arrest him!”

  • http://www.blogcdn.com/www.fanhouse.com/media/2008/04/desmond-howard-425-sm.jpg Bo Schembechler Jackson

    LMAO. Phil “D-Cup” Mickelson shot a 2-over. I bet he still has that vacant stare and fake smile on his face too.

  • DKnight007

    RaiderRockstar Says:
    July 15th, 2010 at 11:34 am
    DKnight007: you’re in here talking about the W’s on a daily basis …

    Why?

    are you a closet W’s fan, hater or what?

    9/10 on this blog are Laker fanatics

    ^^^^^^^
    I have already answered this question a hundred times.

    Lakers fan first and foremost, but I also root for the Warriors….but when they make stupid moves (which happens alot) I call them out on it.

    What else you want me to talk about until camp starts?

    Politics?? Ahhh…NO!

  • RaiderRockstar

    Mickelson > Woods

  • Seymour Bush

    # RaiderRockstar Says:
    July 15th, 2010 at 11:40 am

    Mickelson > Woods
    =============================

    Go Lefty Go!!

  • DKnight007

    Anyone who still roots for Tigger Woods is an idiot.

    I’m rooting for any player BUT Woods to win tournaments from here on out.

    The jerk has won enough anyway….time for others who deserve it to shine now!

  • RaiderRockstar

    What else you want me to talk about until camp starts?

    ***

    the dominance of the Miami Heat and how they should sign Allen Iverson!

    :)

  • http://www.nataliegulbis.com Richochet

    # RaiderRockstar Says:
    July 15th, 2010 at 11:28 am

    You are right, they do taste like chicken.

    ***

    Yeah, I’m not big on fish … but I’ll eat froglegs

    We do the same thing. bread & batter. oh man! nothing better

    very cool for you to pass the tradition down to your son. you prefer ponds or rivers?
    ====================
    Always did the slews, which are fast disappearing.
    One on each side, headlights shining to opposite bank, on the glint of the eyes, while the person right above gigs him.
    My brother and I’s job was to yank them off, and put in sack..lol..can still recall the “Ewwwww..his eye popped out”
    Fun stuff :)

  • J Wiggle

    frog giggin’ is a blast!

    I went to 2 ponds last night and only ended up with 7, but they were HUGE bullfrogs. good eatin’

    we got 31 down on the river last week.

    no surprise, we’ll be back down at the river tomorrow night. there

    —————————————————–

    queue up the banjo

  • http://www.blogcdn.com/www.fanhouse.com/media/2008/04/desmond-howard-425-sm.jpg Bo Schembechler Jackson

    I believe the word is “slough”.

  • J Wiggle

    are we still blaming Callahan, Turner, Shell or Kiffin for the 2009/2010 Oakland Raiders?

    ——————————————————

    Absolutely!!!!!

  • RaiderRockstar

    queue up the banjo

    ***

    LOL!

  • RaiderRockstar

    Always did the slews, which are fast disappearing.
    One on each side, headlights shining to opposite bank, on the glint of the eyes, while the person right above gigs him.
    My brother and I’s job was to yank them off, and put in sack..lol..can still recall the “Ewwwww..his eye popped out”

    ***

    Cool man. we use mag lites and a wire basket for the frogs that self-closes. Ever try to catch any by hand? I like the challenge (sometimes). We use a classic 3 prong gig and a net. now I think they make 5 prong and one that automatically snaps shut to ensure the best possible results

  • http://www.blogcdn.com/www.fanhouse.com/media/2008/04/desmond-howard-425-sm.jpg Bo Schembechler Jackson

    Oops. Phil Manboob birdied 18 to finish at +1, but still faces a tough battle to make the cut tomorrow.

  • http://www.nataliegulbis.com Richochet

    # RaiderRockstar Says:
    July 15th, 2010 at 12:00 pm

    Always did the slews, which are fast disappearing.
    One on each side, headlights shining to opposite bank, on the glint of the eyes, while the person right above gigs him.
    My brother and I’s job was to yank them off, and put in sack..lol..can still recall the “Ewwwww..his eye popped out”

    ***

    Cool man. we use mag lites and a wire basket for the frogs that self-closes. Ever try to catch any by hand? I like the challenge (sometimes). We use a classic 3 prong gig and a net. now I think they make 5 prong and one that automatically snaps shut to ensure the best possible results
    ===============================
    Never did it in the water by hand. Once you get the light on the eyes, the moment you move the light, they duck under.
    However, many times we would be driving along, between places, where these HUGE bullfrogs would just be sitting on the road..so fat from all the bugs they couldn’t even hop..would just hop out and pick them up..not exactly ‘sporting’, but some of those legs looked like turkey legs.

    We did use the ‘claw’ as we called it..dead center hit’s required..good thing about the claw is you didn’t risk stabbing a leg..just seemed to miss more with the claw, and ultimately went back to the “pitchfork” as the kids in the neighborhood would call it.

    Now..”BY HAND”?? son has made me promise I would take him noodling..now THAT looks like a rush..just no cats around here like that..all back in your neck of the woods.

  • DKnight007

    RaiderRockstar Says:
    July 15th, 2010 at 11:42 am
    What else you want me to talk about until camp starts?

    ***

    the dominance of the Miami Heat and how they should sign Allen Iverson!

    ^^^^^^^
    Miami Heat dominant? They haven’t played one game yet.

    They have a long way to go before being considered dominant and be considered a champion of anything.

    Better hope LeDiva and Wades knees hold up! hahaha

  • DKnight007

    Yeah, anyone who still roots for Tigger Woods is an idiot.

    I’m rooting for any player BUT Woods to win tournaments from here on out.

    The jerk has won enough anyway….time for others who deserve it to shine now!

  • DKnight007

    “George was right up there with me at No. 1 — bright, aggressive and, most of all, not afraid.

    ^^^^^
    The old crazy man Al doesn’t lack self confidence does he?

    LOL

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