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Al Michaels

Raiders Will NEVER Win

As Long As Al Davis Lives!

9/6/2011 2:35 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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The Oakland Raiders will never EVER win another Super Bowl as long as the owner Al Davis is alive and breathing ... so says legendary "Sunday Night Football" announcer Al Michaels.

Al was leaving Boa Restaurant in Hollywood last night, when our photog -- a HUGE Raiders fan -- asked point blank, "Are we ever going to win a Super Bowl while Al Davis is still alive."

Michaels' response -- "NO."

FYI -- Davis is an NFL Hall of Famer who is largely credited with merging the AFL with the NFL ... and transforming the league into the POWERHOUSE it is today. But in the past decade, he's come under some serious fire ... because the Raiders are terrible.

Still, when we asked Michaels if he considered Davis a genius, he told us, "If you had a team that lost 11 or more games in SEVEN consecutive years, would you say a genius ran the team?"

No, we would not.

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nof    

so sad so true.

1144 days ago
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Ghost Rider    

Thats what Ive been sayin for years!

1144 days ago
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magmax    

Be more compassionate - gang-bangers need football too.

1144 days ago
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john johnson    

i like the raiders, however, if owners like the ones in oakland and even washington are running their respective teams, they will suck forever. this goes for all other teams in sports that suck or sucked for the longest:la clippers, detroit lions, ny mets, new jersey nets, ny islanders, pittburgh pirates, seattle seahawks and seattle mariners, baltimore orioles, and the always underachiving minesota timberwolves.

1144 days ago
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Anthony    

Screw Al

1144 days ago
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alex    

Sell the team already!!!

1144 days ago
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Rufus Greenjeans    

Al speaks the truth, Raiders suck and Al Davis is the worst owner in football.

1144 days ago
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James R. - Los Angeles    

Is Michaels soliciting for a hit-man?

Lighten up, Michaels. It's only a football team. Sheesh.

1144 days ago
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Rogue Warrior    

Al Davis is an idiot just like the majority of the folks who call Oaklnad home so it's no surprise they're a bunch of LOSERS together in one nasty, dirty, uneducated city!

1144 days ago
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Shane Sheibani    

Al Davis is a terrible owner. He should sell the team. Shane Sheibani aka Dr New Me

1144 days ago
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some guy    

@Fox news


I think the next time you put up the classic baseball vid, the ball should be highlighted. Couldn't really see it.

1144 days ago
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brokermo    

It's not Al Davis' fault. He has 4 superbowls..he takes chances. I'dd rather have him than one of the many other owners who have never even gotten his team to the Superbowl. GO RAIDERS!

1144 days ago
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Rogue Warrior    

I'm going out on a limb here, but it's no wonder "The Game" is a Raiders fan!!

1144 days ago
14.

John    

he is right and most people been saying this for years..

1144 days ago
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ryanphips    

FYI- Al Davis was against the merger. He was so irate when the other AFL owners voted for it that he resigned as the AFL commissioner the next day.

1144 days ago
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