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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


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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Dennis Johnson    

I agree.GO SAINTS!

1080 days ago

Heike Peters    

Al Michaels is really stupid!!!!!! I've been a Raider fan since 1969, been to Super Bowl XI they beat the Vikings....They also won Super Bowl XV against the Eagles and Super Bowl XVIII (beat the Redskins 38 to 9). What's Al talking about?????? GO RAIDERS!!! Al Davis was very much a part of the wins and ask Jim Plunkett, he loves Al Davis. He gave him a chance after the Niners gave up on him, and he was MVP in Super Bowl XV. Some teams wish they had a record like the Raiders!

1079 days ago


Just win baby!

1078 days ago
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