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Al Davis Quotes

Once a Raider, always a Raider.
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#American Businessman

This puts entertainment officially on the map as a key market for the company.
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#Company

I don't think Sean Payton turned down the job because Sean Payton was never offered the job. Sean Payton has a lot of good credentials, but I don't know if that's the direction we're going.
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#Job

Mike has always been of interest because he is dynamic, he is not afraid. But there is a fear right there of the physical. I don't know if we are ready to accept that.
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#Fear

This organization's not going to turn back. We're going to find a way. I'd like my next head coach to be winning-oriented. I want the right guy.
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#Coach

No one could have brought in more personnel than we have to build a football team.
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#Football

You have to win and you have to win with a vision for the Super Bowl. That's our passion here. I just didn't feel the fit was right, and I think he agreed with me.
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#Passion

We must run the ball better. It's unbelievable. I thought one of our standards of gold this year would be our offensive line. We have some bright young players there. And we never did get the toughness, or what I would call the power running, that I thought we were going to get.
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#Gold

It just never happened. Look, the facts are the facts. The resume is out there. You can all read it. We didn't score. We didn't score enough points with the firepower we have. It's something we have to improve on. ... Anyone can make a quantum leap. Anyone.
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#Facts

The past is now the past and we have five years to make the Raiders economically viable. We have to be able to compete.
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#Past

It's time John took his rightful place in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. He certainly brings an excellence to it that no one can deny. I saw greatness in him and he lived up to it.
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#Excellence

I have never forgiven myself ... that I might have made a mistake.
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#Forgiveness

We've got to run the football better. We've got to run it with toughness. This guy (Shell) knows what I'm talking about.
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#Football

In Texarkana, school integration was approached quietly, because they didn't want to have the problems like those taking place in Little Rock. That didn't mean there weren't problems. In Little Rock, with the integration of Central High, that didn't happen quietly, so here they tried to avoid those problems. I was at Grambling at the time, and we were doing things for the civil rights movement there. We were hitting the streets like a lot of colleges did, so we started going to other campuses and other cities.
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#Problems

There were plenty of role models for us. My mother believed in education and she put all three of us through college at Grambling. She did not have a high school education, but it was something she impressed upon us. After I graduated, I left Texarkana for California, because I knew I could not get a job here. I was in business with certification and accounting, so I figured it was best to go out West. So I went there. It was still tough to get in that field, but things opened up for me.
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#Education

We've gotta run that football better, we've gotta run it tougher, and people have to understand that they're gonna get knocked. Not what we call zone blocking.
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#Football

We haven't been executing well against strong defenses. The kids have to learn to have more patience. We have to learn more patience and let things develop.
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#Kids

No one hit anyone. Yeah, people were yelling a little bit, you know, but it's part of life. The idea is to go and get something done.
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#Life

The girls really put on a good show. This is what an all-star game is supposed to be like. The girls really worked well together.
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#Girls

Approximately four years ago, we were told that Jerry Rice would be a free agent and there were people who felt that he no longer could contribute.
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#American Businessman

Jerry Rice made the decision and we honestly tried to accommodate him the best way we can.
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#American Businessman

Of the three Super Bowls that we won, he was the starting left end. I've had so many great players, but Jerry ranks among the great players.
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#American Businessman

Wake up, Carolee, the plane is waiting for us, we have to get to the game.
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#American Businessman

Why should I talk to you? I don't know where you're from.
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#American Businessman

You don't adjust. You just dominate.
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#American Businessman