Jed York or Mark Davis, you make the call

Here is a link to my Sunday column which asks the eternal question, Who is a better owner Mark Davis or Jed York? The full text runs below: Who is a better team owner, Jed York or Mark Davis? Both are in the news. Both are searching for new head [...]

By | January 10th, 2015|41 Comments

The dilemma of Mark Davis and the Raiders

Here is a link to my column about Mark Davis and the Raiders after the Raiders' ninth straight loss. The full text runs below: OAKLAND — It’s difficult to write about the Oakland Raiders. Forgive me for getting personal. No earthly reason exists to write a column about their 41-17 [...]

By | November 9th, 2014|11 Comments

Raiders and Mark Davis screw up big time

Here is the opening to my Monday column about the Oakland Raiders: Shame on the Oakland Raiders. Shame on Raiders' owner Mark Davis, such a silly man. The Raiders fired their head public relations man on Saturday, although he'd been banned from the Raiders' facility before that. The man's name [...]

By | June 2nd, 2013|26 Comments

Mark Davis gets something off his chest

Here is the opening to my Monday column about the Raiders: OAKLAND -- A significant thing happened after the Raiders lost to the Saints 38-17, after they dropped their third game in a row by a combined score of 135 to 69, after their record fell to a hopeless, hide-your-head-under-the-pillow [...]

By | November 18th, 2012|16 Comments

Al Davis was a bad father

Mike Silver, who used to work at the Press Democrat, published a fascinating column about Hue Jackson. He says Mark Davis fired Jackson because Jackson witnessed and knew how shabbily Al Davis treated his son Mark. That humiliated Mark and he did not want someone as coach who had seen [...]

By | January 12th, 2012|0 Comments

Mark Davis did not show tact

I praise Mark Davis for hiring Reggie McKenzie and for doing it fast. I believe McKenzie will clear out the deadwood in the Raiders organization. I praise Davis for letting McKenzie do his thing, including firing Hue Jackson. But I have one serious criticism of Davis. Tuesday was Davis' first [...]

By | January 11th, 2012|0 Comments