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mark davis: chip off the old block

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by shockey, Jun 2, 2013.

  1. shockey

    shockey Active Member

    son of al fires p.r. director. why? 'cause he didnt like how team was portrayed in recent s.i. article -- nitwit really think p.r. guys can influence s.i.: http://www.theredzone.org/BlogDescription/tabid/61/EntryId/35320/Raiders-fire-P-R--director-Gilbert/Default.aspx
  2. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    Yeah, I saw this one on Prisco's twitter feed. He called the Raiders "Committment to Excrement" which I liked...

    I've known Zak forever. He deserved better than this.
  3. shockey

    shockey Active Member

    nfl should shoot mark davis a huge 'eff you' by hiring zak for the league office. :D
  4. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    He'd actually be a really good fit there...
  5. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    Except they won't because the culture of the Davises and Joneses and Snyders has permeated the NFL.
  6. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    I agree that the league has gravitated more to how Jones and Snyder do it over the last several years, but I wouldn't lump Davis with them. Jones and Snyder would get the information out through their channels... The Raiders would just never get the information out at all...

    All you need to know about how the Raiders handle media relations can be told by picking up their media guide. For a franchise with that history, that guide is a joke. I'd have been curious to see what the one that Zak put out last year looked like, but the ones we would get when I was covering the league were about a fifth of the size of the guides even put out by expansion teams that had only been around for 10-20 years (or less).

    I was at the combine several years ago and went to dinner with a Redskins writer and a Raiders writer and they were comparing notes as to which was the more miserable team to cover. The Raiders writer won by several thousand miles...
  7. shockey

    shockey Active Member

    and never underestimate the league's abhorence towards anything or anyone that/who is al davis-related.
  8. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    This times 1,000.
  9. Sam Mills 51

    Sam Mills 51 Well-Known Member

    So ... after all these years ... the NFL still hasn't moved on?

    (I believe the both of you ... this is more a commentary on the league ... )
  10. HanSenSE

    HanSenSE Well-Known Member

    Al Davis was always one to not goose-step with how the rest of the league did things. Outside of schools which may not be able to replace them, does anyone use overhead projectors (vs. PowerPoint) any more? About the only change in father vs. son is, son may have better hair, which isn't saying much.
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