Ralph Wilson on Al Davis

Al Davis and Ralph Wilson were friends for over 50 years.  They were an odd couple, Davis the cooky and eccentric Brooklyn guy and the stern and business-like Wilson from blue-collar Detroit.  Wilson, who will be 93 in November has outlived another friend.  Here is the official statement from Ralph Wilson after the passing of Davis this morning.

“I am deeply saddened with the news of the passing of Al Davis. Al and I were very good friends for many years and I admired his innovative approach to the game of football.  Al had a great impact on the American Football League that carried over to the National Football League after the merger and his competitive spirit embodied our sport.  Al’s Raiders may not have won every game, but you knew that you were in for a tough, hard-fought contest every time you played them, regardless of the score. I want to extend my deepest sympathies to Al’s family, friends, the Raiders organization and Raiders fans everywhere.”

Here is the link from buffalobills.com: http://www.buffalobills.com/news/article-2/Statement-from-Ralph-Wilson-Jr/72e658f3-e618-4a9b-835e-9438ccf34885

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30 year old sports enthusiast and aspiring writer from Boston.

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