Just Win, Baby: The Al Davis Story

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Revealing how an obscure young assistant coach, in less than a decade, progressed to become a head coach, general manager, league commissioner, and controlling partner of the Oakland Raiders franchise, this biography pays tribute to the late Al Davis. Contrary to Davis?s notoriously quirky and reclusive reputation, this account is based on the inside scoop he personally gave the author, lending his full cooperation to relate the account of his life and career. With a treasure trove of previously untold anecdotes,...

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Overview

Revealing how an obscure young assistant coach, in less than a decade, progressed to become a head coach, general manager, league commissioner, and controlling partner of the Oakland Raiders franchise, this biography pays tribute to the late Al Davis. Contrary to Davis’s notoriously quirky and reclusive reputation, this account is based on the inside scoop he personally gave the author, lending his full cooperation to relate the account of his life and career. With a treasure trove of previously untold anecdotes, personal reminiscences, and highlights of Davis’s leadership of the Raiders as professional football became America’s premier spectator sport, this chronicle details the major impact this maverick owner had—not only on professional football but also on America’s sports scene as a whole. The subject’s influence on the merger of the American and National Football Leagues into the greater NFL is also reviewed as is his election to the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781600787645
  • Publisher: Triumph Books
  • Publication date: 9/1/2012
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 593,312
  • Product dimensions: 6.32 (w) x 9.04 (h) x 0.87 (d)

Meet the Author

Murray Olderman is a renowned and award-winning sports cartoonist and journalist. He is the coauthor of Starr: My Life in Football, and his columns and cartoons have appeared in more than 700 newspapers for nearly 35 years. He is a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association Hall of Fame, and the International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame. He lives in Rancho Mirage, California.

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Table of Contents

Introduction ix

Prologue xiii

1 The Commissioner 1

2 Born to Coach 21

3 Turning Pro 41

4 In Control 61

5 Success on the Field 77

6 Changing Roles 97

7 The Greater NFL 125

8 AFL Supremacy 147

9 "Just Win, Baby" 163

Epilogue 185

In Memoriam 193

About the Author 203

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 4, 2013

    Good history of the AFL -NFL merger

    Good football history could have been more robust in respect to Al Davis

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    Posted December 6, 2013

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