ABC’s Al Michaels Rips Raiders Owner Al Davis

The Raiders will not win another Super Bowl as long as owner Al Davis is alive and in charge of the franchise, NBC Sunday Night Football play-by-play man Al Michaels told a TMZ.com photographer.

Michaels was stopped Monday evening outside Boa Restaurant in Hollywood and asked on camera if the Raiders were ever going to win a Super Bowl while Al Davis is still alive and Michaels responded ”No” without hesitation.

Michaels also was asked whether he considered Davis — one of the AFL and NFL’s pioneers and a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame — to be a genius. “Let me ask you a question: If you had a team that lost 11 or more games seven consecutive years, would you say a genius ran the team?” Michaels answered.

The Raiders won world championships in Super Bowls XI, XV and XVIII but have not posted a winning record since 2002, when the team went 11-5 in the regular season and was trounced 48-21 by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Super Bowl XXXVII.


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3 Responses to “ABC’s Al Michaels Rips Raiders Owner Al Davis”

  1. Kevin says:

    Just another name to add to the list of people I want to Eat Their Words!

  2. Moises says:

    is sad, but i agree

  3. jim says:

    Classless move by Michaels. Whose benefit does it serve to take pot shots at an NFL Hall of Famer in his declining years?

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