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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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16.

Erock    

I said the same thing to my girlfriend a week ago. Raiders will never amount to a pile of ****!! With Al Davis alive. Who the hell drafts a quarterback who has a felony charge and will miss the first five games of the seaon. Only dumb ass Al Davis!

1056 days ago
17.

the judge    

Al Michaelsberg is a jerk-off !!

1056 days ago
18.

R    

hahahh
Rogue, you are as ignorant as they come.

1056 days ago
19.

lalaland    

Davis may have done great things for the NFL but he fvcks the fans over and over again because he's a greedy (and, I might add, greasy)SOB. He's the only person, other than Reagan and the two Bushes, that has made it on to my fantasy hit list. I took Reagan off when it was FINALLY admitted that he had Alzheimer's. I'm not completely heartless.

1056 days ago
20.

lalaland    

RE: Rogue Warrior
You're a moron.

1056 days ago
21.

Carl    

He's right about Davis today, but he was a football genius once. The thing is he was the genius of football from the 1960...'s to the mid 80s. Sports change over time but he hasn't. If he had just sat back and let the coaches run the team they probably would still be a dominant force today. Oh well, he looks like the living dead so he can't be around too much longer.

1056 days ago
22.

Justin    

That's like asking Marv Albert if the Clippers will win a ring with Don Sterling alive. Stupid question.

1056 days ago
23.

UNLEVINED HARVEY    

these 2 have a long history of malice

1056 days ago
24.

Fat Mike    

Great, the last thing we need here is anothr riot, which you can pretty much guarantee will happen if their loser supporters get a few drinks in them

1056 days ago
25.

SloRaider    


I may not agree with all of Al Davis moves, but I will say this. The Oakland Raiders have been to 5 Super Bowls and won 3 of them. under his reign.

There are 14 Teams in the NFL (almost 43%) that have never won a Super Bowl and 4 of those teams have never even played in a Super Bowl.

There are also currently 5 NFL Franchises that have a longer playoff drought records then the Raiders.

So, while Al Davis certainly deserves criticism and to be held accountable, what about the owners of the 14 other franchises that have never won a Super Bowl or 5 other franchises that haven't been to the playoffs in 8 or more years.

Al Davis get ripped for reaching on a player or drafting busts, but never get credits when they find Gems like WR Jacoby Ford or DE Matt Shaughnessy.

Interestingly not everyone thinks Al Davis is holding the Raiders back:
http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2011/writers/peter_king/09/06/mail/index.html

1056 days ago
26.

KnuckleDragger    

Really? Al Davis is still alive? And here I thought it was 'Weekend At Bernie's' in the owner's booth every Sunday!

1056 days ago
27.

gigi    

Why in the hell isn't there an option to freakin email articles?

1056 days ago
28.

manbearpig    

mr. michaels is spot on and honest.
but since i hate the raiders, they can suck it.

1055 days ago
29.

jess    

- nothing new. i've been saying this for years

1055 days ago
30.

moe    

GO RAIDERSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS...

1055 days ago
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