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Auggie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 03:38 PM
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Al Davis excited by 2010 Raiders
ESPN.com news services / August 12, 2010

The Oakland Raiders have endured seven straight seasons of 10 or more losses. Owner Al Davis, however, said Tuesday in a rare radio interview that he believes the 2010 team will end that slump.

"I really liken this team a great deal to the team of 1980, in which the great Jim Plunkett pulled us out of the doldrums, took us to the Super Bowl as a wild card, and we had so many great players who eventually made their way into the Hall of Fame," Davis said in an interview with Sirius NFL Radio.

He said he sees some Plunkett in Jason Campbell, his new starting quarterback.

"I see this young Jason Campbell as a football player like I saw Jim Plunkett. He has everything. He was 13-0 in college, at Auburn, he can throw up the field, he can run, he's big, he's smart," Davis said. "I really predict great things for him. I hope he doesn't let me down. I don't think he will."

The hilarity ensues: http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/trainingcamp10/news/story...

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Actually, I hope he's right. I need a winning football team.
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Kingofalldems Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 03:39 PM
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1. Is Colt going to get some playing time tomorrow?
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Auggie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 06:35 PM
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8. Perhaps
I think Frye and Boller will get the most snaps though.
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Auggie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-12-10 10:18 AM
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14. Yes
Frye is banged up, I just learned
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joeybee12 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 03:56 PM
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2. Since Al has satan on speed dial...he might know something the rest of us don't...
:evilgrin:
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madinmaryland Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 04:39 PM
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4. Al Davis gets his advice from Robert Kraft??
:wtf:

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joeybee12 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 05:24 PM
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6. Reading comprehension courses are available for free! n/t
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KamaAina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 06:17 PM
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7. Naw.
Jerry Jones. :P
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madinmaryland Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 07:01 PM
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10. Not quite. He would have winners and a world class stadium if he
was getting advice from jj!

:D

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KamaAina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 07:18 PM
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11. Actually, he'd have two fewer playoff wins this millennium
:P
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madinmaryland Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 07:21 PM
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12. ...
:mad:

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Auggie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 08:11 PM
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13. And that world-class stadium would be in L.A.
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El Supremo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 04:10 PM
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3. Al Davis is excited by his morning corn meal mush!
The Cowpie Cheerleaders could do him in.
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madinmaryland Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 04:40 PM
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5. I thought you were a Cleveland Browns fan?
I am so confused!
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Auggie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 06:43 PM
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9. I have three teams
To set the record straight:

#1: San Francisco 49ers
#2: Cleveland Browns
#3: Oakland Raiders

I'm a glutton for punishment
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joeybee12 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-12-10 10:24 AM
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15. Also take the St. Louis Rams...4 is an even number...always pick even numbers...n/t
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Auggie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-12-10 11:22 AM
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16. Rams are in the same division as the 49ers
Since you suggest I add a #4 I'll take the Detroit Lions.

It's the glutton for punishment thing.
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joeybee12 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-12-10 11:24 AM
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17. I also think taking Cincy this year would be a lose-lose proposition!
Go for it!!!!
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Auggie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-12-10 11:27 AM
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18. Same division as the Browns
If I follow any more football Mrs. Auggie will divorce me.
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joeybee12 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-12-10 11:42 AM
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19. Eh, she doesn't mean it!
Ok, go with....the Saints...wait, they don't wear paper bags anymore!
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Liberal_Dog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-12-10 11:59 AM
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20. The Raider's Main Problem Has Been At QB
Oakland does have some talent on both sides of the ball. If they can get good play from Campbell, then I could see them competing for a wild card berth.
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