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A Man for All Seasons: Four Faces of Al Davis
Jeffri Chadiha
April 16, 2001
The EgotistOn his first day as AFL commissioner in 1966, Davis instructs staffer writing press release about him to insert words dynamic and genius.
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April 16, 2001

A Man For All Seasons: Four Faces Of Al Davis

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The Egotist
On his first day as AFL commissioner in 1966, Davis instructs staffer writing press release about him to insert words dynamic and genius.

The Micromanager
During 1987 game at Minnesota, Davis has Raiders official inform coach Tom Flores, " Mr. Davis wants a new quarterback." Flores claims not to have received message but replaces Rusty Hilger with Marc Wilson.

The Softy
After former big league slugger Tony Conigliaro suffers heart attack and lapses into near coma in 1982, Davis visits him regularly.

The Spy
Suspecting Raiders of pregame espionage, Chargers coach Harland Svare screams at Oakland Coliseum locker-room light fixture, "Damn you, Al Davis, I know you're up there!" Davis later says, "It wasn't in the light."

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