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Raiders legends on hand

Among the former Raiders players expected to be on hand today as the Raiders honor the life of Al Davis:

Napoleon Kaufman
Ted Hendricks
Rod Martin
Greg Townsend
Jerry Robinson
Jim Otto
Jim Plunkett
Dave Casper
Raymond Chester
Cliff Branch
George Atkinson
Clem Daniels
Willie Brown
Anthony Dorsett
Bill Romanowski
Howie Williams
Morris Bradshaw

Former players who will be working during the game include Raidres coaches Steve Wisniewski, Greg Biekert, Ricky Hunley and Rod Woodson and CBS color analyst Rich Gannon.

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Jerry McDonald - NFL Writer

  • JR77

    Where’s Tim, Bo, Marcus!

  • http://raiders.com Albert Bigelow Paine

    Today is going to be special. It will be like when Julius Caesar was assassinated:

    Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your ears;
    I come to bury Caesar, not to praise him.
    The evil that men do lives after them;
    The good is oft interred with their bones;
    So let it be with Caesar. The noble Brutus
    Hath told you Caesar was ambitious:
    If it were so, it was a grievous fault,
    And grievously hath Caesar answer’d it.
    Here, under leave of Brutus and the rest -
    For Brutus is an honourable man;
    So are they all, all honourable men -
    Come I to speak in Caesar’s funeral.
    He was my friend, faithful and just to me:
    But Brutus says he was ambitious;
    And Brutus is an honourable man.
    He hath brought many captives home to Rome
    Whose ransoms did the general coffers fill:
    Did this in Caesar seem ambitious?
    When that the poor have cried, Caesar hath wept:
    Ambition should be made of sterner stuff:
    Yet Brutus says he was ambitious;
    And Brutus is an honourable man.
    You all did see that on the Lupercal
    I thrice presented him a kingly crown,
    Which he did thrice refuse: was this ambition?
    Yet Brutus says he was ambitious;
    And, sure, he is an honourable man.
    I speak not to disprove what Brutus spoke,
    But here I am to speak what I do know.
    You all did love him once, not without cause:
    What cause withholds you then, to mourn for him?
    O judgment! thou art fled to brutish beasts,
    And men have lost their reason. Bear with me;
    My heart is in the coffin there with Caesar,
    And I must pause till it come back to me.

  • crister

    It’s nice that all those guys will be there today, but legends? A little hyperbolic don’t you think?

  • http://raiders.com Albert Bigelow Paine

    Anthony Dorsett is certainly no legend.

  • JR77

    Anthony dorsett not legendary but at least he is there to honor the man

  • http://raiders.com Albert Bigelow Paine

    Jamurcus should get his fat butt to the Coliseum today. Davis subsidized the rest of his life.

  • JR77

    Where is the snake

  • JR77

    What a hit by nnamdi!!!!

  • Seymour Bush

    “No one in NFL history was able to express their personality on a football field quite the way Al Davis did. His teams were tough, rowdy, mean, and they threw long. They always led the league in penalties. Always. The Raiders teams of his imagination were a collection of cast-offs, outcasts, speedsters, rebels and various menaces to society. It’s amazing how often he was able to bring his imagination to the football field.”
    -Joe Posnanski on Al Davis

    See you guys in the Coliseum.

  • RaidingTexas

    Albert Bigelow Paine Says:

    Anthony Dorsett is certainly no legend.

    —————————————

    Neither was Kaufman.

  • JR77

    Chris Cooley got jacked up by nnamdi

  • Raiduh4life

    Raiders tickets for chiefs and chargers

    4 seats sec 318 row 2 (bought em for 76, willing to sell cheap….just trying to get some money back for seats)

    I’m at game today. I can’t make those two games. Let me know if your interested I can get em to you before or after the game. Email me your number and I’ll call/text u. Raiduh4life@yahoo.com

  • http://raiders.com Albert Bigelow Paine

    RaidingTexas Says:
    October 16th, 2011 at 10:35 am
    Albert Bigelow Paine Says:

    Anthony Dorsett is certainly no legend.

    —————————————

    Neither was Kaufman.
    ———-
    No, but he was pretty dammed good. If he didn’t retire early, he would have been.

  • Raiduh4life

    It’s gonna be amazing today….the nation is out and about on the 880!!!!!

  • JR77

    Will there be a death tape is the question

  • RaidingTexas

    Well I wasn’t talking about “what if” scenarios. Kaufman scored 17 TDs in six seasons. Not exactly the stuff of legends IMO.

    He was entertaining, though. And he had ridiculously huge arms. It’s a wonder he ever fumbled.

  • JR77

    Kaufman was a freak of nature…ran a 4.2, benched over400 lbs…not many athletes can say or do that.

  • Hagar the Horrible

    JR77…ya where is the Snake, among a few others. Hope they have a good reason. Today is the day to show up, not tomorrow, but today. Actually after breakfast.

  • JR77

    Hagar, today is the day there are no excuses, I don’t care if these guys are in bangkok, or if they are possessed, they need to get to o.co yesterday

  • Hagar the Horrible

    Obviously, Tom Flores is also there but he’ll be up in the booth.

  • JR77

    I don’t care if they despised Al, if they have a voodoo doll of Al with needles in it, if Anthony dorsett can make it there, certainly everyone else who is worth mentioning can.

  • qodrn

    THE RAIDER PREDICTION BOARD
    Dedicated to the legacy of Al Davis
    Protected by the rally squirrel and Coliseum rodents

    First: Ghostraider (exact score)
    Second: Sullivan44
    Third: Pretty Rick
    Fourth: Sullivan44
    Fifth: Fingers

    [BREAKING NEWS]Oakland 42 Browns 10
    8RaiderReign8 Oakland 20 Browns 16 in a another nail bitter
    21st Century Raider Raiders 38 Browns 7
    30 year raider raiders 38 browns 17
    860Todd Christensen Raiders 31 Cleveland 13
    909RaiderLifer RAIDERS–45 SKIDMARKS—16
    alex7 Raiders 27 Browns 20 Defensive/ST touchdown for Oakland
    antispy3 Raiders 38 Brownies 16
    Artillery Shell Shut out 27-0
    The Big Banana Raiders 31 Browns 27
    BigTed707 Oakland 34 Fake Browns 24
    Blackmamba_20 42 – 17 Raiderzzzzzzzz
    CanuckRaider Raiders 34 – Brownies 13
    Carl Weathers Raiders 33 – 13 Le Bruns
    CAROLINARAIDER Raiders 42 – Browns 24
    CHAOS Raiders 35 Brown Eyes’ 10
    Chris in NY Raiders 35, Browns 3
    DaTruth91 raiders 30 browns 21
    DonManoukiansNeighbor Raiders 28-17
    downsouthraider Raiders 35 Browns 17…Run DMC 150 yards. Soup will pass for over 200 yards
    ElkGRaider Oaktown 31 – BooBoo 13
    EMRaiders CLE 20 OAK 24 4-2 on our way to 6-2! GO RAIDERS!!!
    exlaraiderseasonticketholder 38-17 Raiders over the Brownies
    fingers Raiders..30 Browns 20
    Florio’s pick: Raiders 28, Browns 18
    GaterRaider RAIDERZ 31 – brownires 19
    GG Raiders 63 Browns 0
    ghostraiders Raiders 31. Cleveland 13.
    Hagar the Horrible Raiders 41 – Browns 13
    HairyBush Raiders 27 Brownies 21
    hendu RAIDERS!!21 and the Jim less Browns,17
    HueJackinBullies Oak34-Cle24
    HueKnows The A.D. Raiders37, Brown holes 17
    JB Raiders 45 Browns 9
    jerrymac: Lord knows I’m awful at predictions. But I see this as a game the Raiders could win handily.
    JLofty Raiders 55 – Skidmarks 18 (garbage-time points)
    John Tweedy Raiders 38 BrownStains 10
    J-Raider Raiders-31/browns-27
    Just Fire Baby Raiders 30 Browns 13
    Just Win Baby Run D steps up today and Raiders pound the Browns 38-10.
    La Milicia Negra Raiders 26 Browns 30
    LA to TheBay PAIN
    Lowdown_in_Beijing Raiders 30 Browns 0
    Macho Man Randy Savage Raiders 31, brownies 24… o yeah!
    mcfadden20. raiders 48-13
    mikedlopes Al Davis’ Raiders: 57 Hershey Stains: 17
    morilla Raiders – 31 ~ Browns – 17
    neilb 34 – 10 Raiders.
    No Mas Diamante RAIDERS 27 BROWNS 16
    oldschoolraider Raiders 41 Browns 6
    Otis60 Raiders 34 Browns 20
    PlunkforHOF Raiders 38 Beige 9
    Pretty Rick Raiders-37 Browns-20
    qodrn Raiders 28 Browns 10
    r8dercain Raiders 42 browns 10
    R8ER MIKE OAKLAND 38 CLEVELAND 10
    r8eray 38-17 Raiders
    Raider2DaHeart Raiders 29 Dawgs 24
    RaiderChaos Oakland 34 Cleveland 6
    Raiderjambo RAIDERS 45 brownies 10.
    raiderkoolaid Raiders 30 Cleveland 17
    raidermarty RAIDERS 41 browns 14 CODE BLACK!!
    raiderzmaverick Hey – you left me off the scores. 27 to 17 will be the score. Raiders 30, Browns 17.
    Raider Ray Raiders 28, Browns 7
    RaiderRetribution Raiders 38 Cleveland 3
    RaiderRockstar Oakland 34 Cleveland 6
    Raiders_83 Raiders 45 Browns 9
    raidazroger Raiders 31, Browns 20
    The Realist Dirty Raccoon Al Davis’ Raiders 31
    Expansion Browns 13
    realtruraider Raiders 34 Browns 13
    RedneckRaider 40-17 Rayduhs
    rob_raider raiders 38 browns 6
    Rosenthal’s pick: Raiders 24, Browns 17.
    Ryan Says: Raiders 38 Browns
    Silverandblack666 Raiders 35 Browns
    SilverAndBlackBleeder Raiders 37 Browns 6
    SilverNBlackPA Raiders 33 – Browns 16
    SR Raider Raiders 34, Cleveland 10
    StayinBlack Raiders 37 Browns 13
    Sullivan44 Raiders 31, Brownies 21
    Tjbwall Raiders 34 Browns 17
    TheToozFan55 Raiders – 27 Browns – 13
    UP LOCOMOTIVE ENGINEER RAIDERS 35 BROWNS 20
    Vinous 37-20 Raiders
    Zymurge Raiders 23, Browns 17

  • Hagar the Horrible

    JR…that’s so right…no freaking excuse. You need to be where you need to be…just like Al was always there for them and their families. Everyday, I hear a new story about Al assuring some ex-Raider that he was only a phone call away, and the money in his wallet, if needed, was there at hand. Doesn’t get any bigger than that = Loyalty and a True Friend.

  • ArtilleryShell

    There should be more ex-Raiders there, the Snake, Howie Long if he could, Bo, even Marcus, ’cause good or bad, there was history there, Todd Christensen, Art Shell, etc… Love, like and respect are three different things

  • ArtilleryShell

    Also, how will the new guys appreciate the historic place the Raiders have in football history unless the old-timers show up?

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