so apparently this al davis press conference was legendary

Message Bookmarked
Bookmark Removed

did anyone watch it?

you have been yellow carded by an actual referee (J0rdan S.), Tuesday, 30 September 2008 22:55 (eleven years ago) link

in any event thanking u raiders for quality entertainment!!

you have been yellow carded by an actual referee (J0rdan S.), Tuesday, 30 September 2008 22:55 (eleven years ago) link

fuck no! they're talking about it right now; terrell davis was momentarily speechless. i guess he talked a lot of shit about kiffin?

horseshoe, Tuesday, 30 September 2008 23:13 (eleven years ago) link

lol "they" i mean the men on my tv.

horseshoe, Tuesday, 30 September 2008 23:13 (eleven years ago) link

http://www.nfl.com/videos?videoId=09000d5d80b43076

polyphonic, Tuesday, 30 September 2008 23:14 (eleven years ago) link

http://cache.gawker.com/assets/images/deadspin/2008/09/davisscary.jpg

^i hope this is a jack and coke

you have been yellow carded by an actual referee (J0rdan S.), Tuesday, 30 September 2008 23:16 (eleven years ago) link

god watching this right now. al davis is the oldest man ever.

horseshoe, Tuesday, 30 September 2008 23:20 (eleven years ago) link

omg "that's the first time i've let anyone go based on...based on......just a flat-out lie-uh"

horseshoe, Tuesday, 30 September 2008 23:22 (eleven years ago) link

he's like keef n' mick's dad-lookin old

El Tomboto, Tuesday, 30 September 2008 23:22 (eleven years ago) link

http://twitter.com/insidebayarea

polyphonic, Tuesday, 30 September 2008 23:28 (eleven years ago) link

aw, total access just showed lane kiffin saying that davis's remarks were very hateful.

horseshoe, Tuesday, 30 September 2008 23:42 (eleven years ago) link

asomugha is so over the raiders.

horseshoe, Tuesday, 30 September 2008 23:43 (eleven years ago) link

"in the six years i've been here we've had five coaches."

horseshoe, Tuesday, 30 September 2008 23:43 (eleven years ago) link

sorry, not hateful, "hurtful."

horseshoe, Tuesday, 30 September 2008 23:43 (eleven years ago) link

asomugha says the players dug kiffin. al davis is like a cancer.

horseshoe, Tuesday, 30 September 2008 23:44 (eleven years ago) link

(i said that part about davis, not asomugha)

horseshoe, Tuesday, 30 September 2008 23:44 (eleven years ago) link

bahaha

Davis answered Radich: "It's a good question. I don't know what he was doing, but he got me to fire him."

mayor jingleberries, Tuesday, 30 September 2008 23:44 (eleven years ago) link

i love that we got confirmation that the 76 yd field goal did actually irk davis!!

poetry unit (J0rdan S.), Tuesday, 30 September 2008 23:48 (eleven years ago) link

lol asomugha was just like, i'll level with you, i don't know tom cable from adam. i hear he's a nice guy.

horseshoe, Tuesday, 30 September 2008 23:48 (eleven years ago) link

also, apparently in this press conference, davis listed all the best Raiders players by name? stay classy, oakland!

horseshoe, Tuesday, 30 September 2008 23:48 (eleven years ago) link

asomugha says the players dug kiffin. al davis is like a cancer.

im sure this is blatantly obvious to everyone, probably even to al davis. none of the young guys remember davis' influence on the league + kiffin was like 33 and im sure beginning with this year he basically like talked shit all day about rob ryan (hardass who im sure lots of players don't particularly enjoy) and al davis

poetry unit (J0rdan S.), Tuesday, 30 September 2008 23:50 (eleven years ago) link

in my head i love the idea of lane kiffin playing xbox with nnamdi and justin fargas after practice and totally shitting on the whole organization

poetry unit (J0rdan S.), Tuesday, 30 September 2008 23:51 (eleven years ago) link

Just saw the NFL.com clip and one word--yikes

Are Nnamdi's comments online anywhere?

What's good for Wall Street (call all destroyer), Tuesday, 30 September 2008 23:55 (eleven years ago) link

HE GETS YOU THROUGH YOUR DREAMS PEOPLE!

Roberto Spiralli, Tuesday, 30 September 2008 23:57 (eleven years ago) link

i was looking for a transcript of this online and i ran across the transcript from the press conference introducing art shell as head coach...

I want to make a point or two about him. Tradition, history, excellence, leadership is wrapped up all in one when you mention the name Art Shell. There is no question about that.

poetry unit (J0rdan S.), Tuesday, 30 September 2008 23:57 (eleven years ago) link

Here's a longer video:

http://www.nfl.com/videos?videoId=09000d5d80b43704

polyphonic, Wednesday, 1 October 2008 00:02 (eleven years ago) link

i love that we got confirmation that the 76 yd field goal did actually irk davis!!

― poetry unit (J0rdan S.), Tuesday, September 30, 2008 1:48 PM (18 minutes ago) Bookmark Suggest Ban Permalink

♪☺♫☻ (gr8080), Wednesday, 1 October 2008 00:07 (eleven years ago) link

Adam Schefter weighs in:

http://www.nfl.com/videos?videoId=09000d5d80b43704

polyphonic, Wednesday, 1 October 2008 00:09 (eleven years ago) link

the longer video! holy shit!

horseshoe, Wednesday, 1 October 2008 00:26 (eleven years ago) link

I always forget that Al is from Brockton. This begins to explain his insanity.

What's good for Wall Street (call all destroyer), Wednesday, 1 October 2008 00:26 (eleven years ago) link

lol i used to live next to brockton

♪☺♫☻ (gr8080), Wednesday, 1 October 2008 00:29 (eleven years ago) link

i think my favorite thing is that davis says the firing has nothing to do with kiffin's performance as a head coach.

horseshoe, Wednesday, 1 October 2008 00:30 (eleven years ago) link

haha well obviously he doesn't hire people on that basis so why should he fire them on that basis

poetry unit (J0rdan S.), Wednesday, 1 October 2008 00:31 (eleven years ago) link

lane kiffin is holding a press conference tomorrow but somehow i think it will be less dramatic

horseshoe, Wednesday, 1 October 2008 00:32 (eleven years ago) link

Do you think Al put on that giant Raiders jacket on his own, or does some assistant wrap it around his withered frame?

What's good for Wall Street (call all destroyer), Wednesday, 1 October 2008 00:38 (eleven years ago) link

sometimes his mouth would just kind of collapse in an open position. i assume that's the least taxing posture on his waning lifesource.

horseshoe, Wednesday, 1 October 2008 00:45 (eleven years ago) link

al davis and sarah palin need a talk show

\\\\\\\\YES//////// (ice crӕm), Wednesday, 1 October 2008 00:45 (eleven years ago) link

ahahaha YES

horseshoe, Wednesday, 1 October 2008 00:53 (eleven years ago) link

wow this is some next level shit

M@tt He1ges0n, Wednesday, 1 October 2008 01:05 (eleven years ago) link

how do we know when he says "it was january of 07" that hes not talking about 1907?

Barack HUSSEIN Obama (max), Wednesday, 1 October 2008 01:13 (eleven years ago) link

omg what's with the gloves!?

Every Day Jimmy Mod Is Hustlin' (Jimmy The Mod Awaits The Return Of His Beloved), Wednesday, 1 October 2008 02:39 (eleven years ago) link

Here is an even better, longer video:

http://www.nfl.com/videos?videoId=09000d5d80b43727

Obviously I am a little obsessed with this story.

polyphonic, Wednesday, 1 October 2008 03:41 (eleven years ago) link

thank u poly

poetry unit (J0rdan S.), Wednesday, 1 October 2008 03:42 (eleven years ago) link

oh my god he projected the letter on a screen!

horseshoe, Wednesday, 1 October 2008 03:55 (eleven years ago) link

he is like conducting a lecture on lane kiffin is a liar!

horseshoe, Wednesday, 1 October 2008 03:57 (eleven years ago) link

wait, when he says, "no matter what you think of Al, you've got to love him," is he referring to himself?

horseshoe, Wednesday, 1 October 2008 03:58 (eleven years ago) link

he is like conducting a lecture on lane kiffin is a liar!

― horseshoe, Tuesday, September 30, 2008 10:57 PM (1 minute ago) Bookmark

haha omg yes

poetry unit (J0rdan S.), Wednesday, 1 October 2008 03:59 (eleven years ago) link

John Goodman is now coaching the Raiders or at least they should get him to play this dude in the TV movie.

earlnash, Wednesday, 1 October 2008 04:12 (eleven years ago) link

ha! there is a certain resemblance.

horseshoe, Wednesday, 1 October 2008 04:16 (eleven years ago) link

guys my mind is kind of blown about all of this.

horseshoe, Wednesday, 1 October 2008 04:16 (eleven years ago) link

ok WOW i am just seeing this for the first time

i cannot believe that he used a PROJECTION SCREEN

my mind is kind of blown about all of this

poetry unit (J0rdan S.), Wednesday, 1 October 2008 04:39 (eleven years ago) link

Too much to quote but wow at:
"He sez does that mean I don't get paid? I sez, that's what I'm saying to you. I said, I warned you."

forksclovetofu, Wednesday, 1 October 2008 06:18 (eleven years ago) link

He makes these horrifying slurpy sucky sounds.

polyphonic, Wednesday, 1 October 2008 06:40 (eleven years ago) link

remuneration
lolz at "it's based on cause... it's not necessarily based on performance" and at him arguing that he wanted to keep moss!

forksclovetofu, Wednesday, 1 October 2008 06:40 (eleven years ago) link

and the awesome grand finally:
"we let kerry collins go... he's driving tennessee pretty good right now... and uh... we'll get back. We'll be back, the raiders will be back; that's uh... I have unshakable confidence, the will to win"

forksclovetofu, Wednesday, 1 October 2008 06:42 (eleven years ago) link

the only way that that quote could be any better is if he had a picture of collins flash up on the projector

poetry unit (J0rdan S.), Wednesday, 1 October 2008 06:44 (eleven years ago) link

this looks like a guy with his own cable access show, the lolhueg sweater, the projection screen behind him instead of the standard logo wallpaper, the shitty office depot desk lamp.

♪☺♫☻ (gr8080), Wednesday, 1 October 2008 07:01 (eleven years ago) link

haha otm

poetry unit (J0rdan S.), Wednesday, 1 October 2008 07:04 (eleven years ago) link

DR. GENE SCOTT LIVES (for another 5 years)

David R., Wednesday, 1 October 2008 13:43 (eleven years ago) link

is kiffin doing a press conference today?

M@tt He1ges0n, Wednesday, 1 October 2008 18:12 (eleven years ago) link

and will he being using powerpoint or just a laser-pointer?

☑ (Pleasant Plains), Wednesday, 1 October 2008 18:22 (eleven years ago) link

he's using a laser floyd show

M@tt He1ges0n, Wednesday, 1 October 2008 18:33 (eleven years ago) link

should be in a kitchen-style infomercial set

♪☺♫☻ (gr8080), Wednesday, 1 October 2008 18:44 (eleven years ago) link

Hard to believe this is the same team I remember from the '70s and '80s

Bill Magill, Wednesday, 1 October 2008 18:54 (eleven years ago) link

KIFFIN: "Now, say you're in need of a few points, maybe three, but time's running out on the clock and you're 76 yards away from the end zone. What would be a good way of getting those three points?"

HOST: "Why, I don't know! It seems like you'd try to kick a field goal anyway, but that's just crazy, right?"

KIFFIN: "Absolutely not and here's why..."

☑ (Pleasant Plains), Wednesday, 1 October 2008 18:56 (eleven years ago) link

At his own press conference today, Shanahan was asked about Davis, and he tried to make light of the situation.

“I was really disappointed, to be honest with you,” Shanahan said. “When you take a look at it, I was there 582 days. Lane Kiffin was there 616 days. So what it really means is that Al Davis liked Lane more than he liked me. And I really don’t think that’s fair. I won three more games, yet he got 34 more days of work. That just doesn’t seem right. Does it to you guys? No, really, think about it.”

After getting a chuckle from the media with that, Shanahan continued.

“I know the right thing to say. The thing I should have said is, ‘I haven’t had time to look at interviews and what really happened.’ But I think everybody saw the press conference. We’ll leave it at that.”

omar little, Wednesday, 1 October 2008 22:39 (eleven years ago) link

I like Mr. Loose False Teeth about 1000% more after that quote.

I'm the wire monkey, not the soft monkey (Rock Hardy), Wednesday, 1 October 2008 22:54 (eleven years ago) link

omar little you are a sneaky one. :D

horseshoe, Wednesday, 1 October 2008 22:56 (eleven years ago) link

I'd rather remember Al Davis like this.
http://perez-rogers.org/images/Oakland_Raiders/Oakland_Raiders_Super_Bowl_XI_Trophy_Al_Davis.jpg

leavethecapital, Thursday, 2 October 2008 00:01 (eleven years ago) link

Does Shanahan have any advice for Kiffin on getting his money, a reporter asked, drawing laughs from his fellow journalists but not from Shanahan.

"Just take it out of his ass with interest every time you play him. Every. Goddamn. Time. From now until the skies darken and the seas boil. With interest.

Note, Mike Shanahan's Broncos are 21-6 vs the Raiders.

rogermexico., Thursday, 2 October 2008 00:30 (eleven years ago) link

daaaaaamn

I'm the wire monkey, not the soft monkey (Rock Hardy), Thursday, 2 October 2008 00:42 (eleven years ago) link

Okay so I fabricated the quote but the record speaks for itself plus Shanahan would clearly stab Davis to death if given the chance using nothing but beams from his eyes of pure hate.

rogermexico., Thursday, 2 October 2008 02:10 (eleven years ago) link

my favorite thing ever is when tombot compared al davis to frank from Blue Velvet

cankles, Thursday, 2 October 2008 22:05 (eleven years ago) link

Al Davis knows football -- it's just '60s and '70s football. That's what it is. He's thinking that Cliff Branch is outside and <Jim> Plunkett is dropping back and you can throw it 80 yards down the field -- deep ball, deep ball, deep ball.

-- Warren Sapp

polyphonic, Thursday, 2 October 2008 22:55 (eleven years ago) link

Sapp even said that Davis would call in plays when Sapp was playing for the Raiders.

"I remember the first two weeks I was there, we played a preseason game. Somebody came up one time and said, 'We're going deep right here, dog.' I said, how do you know? He said, 'The phone just rang.'

polyphonic, Thursday, 2 October 2008 22:57 (eleven years ago) link

ha, nice

brownie, Thursday, 2 October 2008 23:43 (eleven years ago) link

that presser is pure comedy. what're the chances that he wasn't speaking metaphorically when he said kiffin wasn't the guy he thought he hired?

j.q higgins, Friday, 3 October 2008 00:26 (eleven years ago) link

haha

♪☺♫☻ (gr8080), Friday, 3 October 2008 00:32 (eleven years ago) link

He wanted Lance Kiffin or maybe Lance Bass.

polyphonic, Friday, 3 October 2008 00:55 (eleven years ago) link

or maybe he wanted that whippersnapper monte kiffin? allegedly, he's experimenting w/ a revolutionary defensive tactic...a blintz or somesuch!

j.q higgins, Friday, 3 October 2008 03:24 (eleven years ago) link

3-4 crepe?

David R., Friday, 3 October 2008 15:29 (eleven years ago) link

eight years pass...

that presser is pure comedy. what're the chances that he wasn't speaking metaphorically when he said kiffin wasn't the guy he thought he hired?
― j.q higgins, Thursday, October 2, 2008 8:26 PM Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

This still kills me

Neanderthal, Sunday, 30 October 2016 03:44 (three years ago) link

lol this thread

brimstead, Sunday, 30 October 2016 18:18 (three years ago) link


You must be logged in to post. Please either login here, or if you are not registered, you may register here.