1982: Resentment Focuses on Al Davis

From the New York Times 1982: “Resentment focuses on Al Davis, managing partner of the football club, who pushed the move to LA. ”I’m glad he’s leaving,” said Ken Prete, 29, a house painter. ”If that’s how Al Davis is, then good riddance to him. With the right management we can always get another team here to love.”

Skip Ulrich, 35, who parks cars on game days, said, ”If Al Davis leaves, he will really be blowing it. The fans here are really dedicated to the team. They have sold out the stadium in Oakland for years. How could they be more faithful anywhere else?”

”Loss of the Raiders,” he said, ”would be like losing a son or a daughter that you raised since infancy, like having him snatched away.”

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