Raiders: Revisiting A Special Day For The Silver And Black

In what was a special day for the Raiders and Raider Nation, we look back at the respect paid to the late Al Davis.

First off, we hope Raider Nation had an excellent Fourth of July!

The Raiders and their players celebrated American Independence yesterday, just 10 weeks out of the start of NFL Football. It’s a great day for remembrance and relaxation. It was also the birthday of a sports icon.

Al Davis would’ve celebrated his 92nd birthday yesterday. It was a special day for the team’s fanbase and the Davis family. Meanwhile, the team also took to Twitter to celebrate the birth of America.

Davis was honored, paid tribute to in a slew of Tweets by fans. Allegiant Stadium also lit the flame in honor of the man who laid the foundation for everything.

Bryan Edwards had a special message for fans on the 4th of July as well.

‘Mad’ Maxx Crosby chimed in for Raider Nation yesterday.

Team legend Rich Gannon celebrated by sharing some words of wisdom with the Twitterverse.

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Remembering the Raiders legend

Al Davis was many things. A maverick, a legend, an iconic figurehead, the father of the Silver and Black brand, a pioneer for civil progress, and most importantly, a winner. He singlehandedly shaped not only the future of the Raiders but the league itself.

From his roots in the AFL to his ownership of the Raiders, everything he did was rooted in an obsession for excellence. A commitment.

His presence was undeniable. His legacy is titanic. Yesterday, the Raiders celebrated Al Davis

Rich Eisen remembered Al Davis:

Michael Lombardi chimed in with thoughts about ‘Uncle Al.’

Finally, Josh Dubow of the Associated Press (a favorite among Raider Nation) put the greatness of Al Davis into perspective.

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*Top Photo: George Gojkovich/Getty Images

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