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Al Davis

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In Robert Farley
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On October 17, 2011
I came into football awareness in the late 70s and early 80s in Sacramento, California.  The choice in football lay between the Raiders and 49ers, and for reasons I can’t fully explain I chose to love the Raiders and hate the Niners.  This persisted in spite of the Raiders move to Los Angeles; by that […]

Al Davis

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On October 8, 2011

Al Davis, dead. I feel like I should be able to make a funny joke here, maybe something about Davis deciding that Satan would make a really fast wide receiver despite his inability to catch. Or maybe

Derrick Bell

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On October 6, 2011

I suspect Paul will have more to say about the passing of this giant of the American legal academy. The same could be said about almost any paragraph in his obit, but this one seems particularly instr

Oscar Handlin, RIP

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On September 24, 2011

I don’t often talk about individual historians because most of you won’t care, but it’s worth noting the death of Oscar Handlin, a historian who did more than anyone to create the fi

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RIP Dick Williams

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In General
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On July 7, 2011
Williams, Earl Weaver, and Billy Martin were all similar men: tough SOBs who didn’t care if the toes they stepped on were wearing cleats or Italian loafers. I was 13 at the time of the Mike Andrews incident, and it was the first thing of that type that genuinely shocked me. It was a stark […]
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