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January 31, 2004
I see that Al Davis has hired Norv Turner to continue the "greatness" of the Raider organization. Is this the greatness that prompted schools in Los Angeles to ban Raider attire because of their association with gangs, a concept the Raiders did nothing to dispel? Joe Woods Los Angeles
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January 31, 2004
I see that Al Davis has hired Norv Turner to continue the "greatness" of the Raider organization. Is this the greatness that prompted schools in Los Angeles to ban Raider attire because of their association with gangs, a concept the Raiders did nothing to dispel? Joe Woods Los Angeles
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SPORTS
November 8, 1986
Los Angeles wants to know. Raider fans in particular want to know. Are Al Davis and Tom Flores brain dead or what? It is certifiably obvious to every fan who has attended or watched a Raider game this year, and most of last year, that the Raiders win in spite of Marc Wilson, not because of him. If the Raider organization is not going to make a change at quarterback, the very least that they can do for their loyal and suffering fans is...
SPORTS
November 7, 1998 | T.J. SIMERS
Sam Farmer, Ron Kroichick, Bill Soliday, Jim Jenkins, Sam Chi and Steve Corkran are local sportswriters around here, and three months ago in training camp these hacks were ridiculing one of the best teams in the NFL, writing snide asides at the Raiders' expense and even going so far as to make light of Mr. Al Davis. It goes without saying if they were good at their jobs, they would have the A beat and be covering the San Francisco 49ers.
SPORTS
September 29, 1990
Al Davis needs to wake up and realize where he is. This is Los Angeles, not Oakland. A large portion of the crowd that attends a Raider game at the Coliseum goes to watch the visiting teams. At last week's Raider-Steeler game, perhaps 20% of the crowd was made up of Steeler fans. At $30 a ticket, that is a lot of money to the Raider organization, yet the Raiders seem content to keep the Coliseum the most inhospitable stadium on the West Coast, if not the entire country. CHRIS BURNS, Hollywood
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 28, 1989
A Los Angeles Raiders official, John Herrera, told the Irwindale City Council Thursday night that the Raiders' commitment to move to the San Gabriel Valley city and build a new football stadium "has not wavered and is strong, as strong as it has ever been." But Herrera said that "financial hurdles have yet to be overcome" before the $150-million project can go forward. Without describing the hurdles in any detail, Herrera said the Raiders are hopeful that "in the next couple of months" a "viable financial structure" will be developed to build the stadium.
SPORTS
August 26, 1987
So the Raiders are moving to Irwindale? That's the place with lots of gravel pits. After last winter, during which only half of our normal rainfall was received, the rocky bottoms of the pits came into view. In most years, the pits serve as windows to the water table, which rises up to turn the pits into lakes. If the Raider organization can keep the bottom of their chosen pit dry, that will be a neat trick. If not, they should consider alternate uses for the proposed stadium, such as water polo or boat races.
SPORTS
January 1, 1987
It is certifiably obvious to every fan who has attended or watched a Raider game this year, and most of last year, that the Raiders win in spite of Marc Wilson, not because of him. If the Raider organization is not going to make a change at quarterback, the very least that they can do for their loyal and suffering fans is to change their motto from "Commitment to Excellence" to "Off the Marc." RICHARD J. RELICH Beverly Hills Editor's note: These letters represent many of the best received by The Times in 1986
SPORTS
November 7, 1998 | T.J. SIMERS
Sam Farmer, Ron Kroichick, Bill Soliday, Jim Jenkins, Sam Chi and Steve Corkran are local sportswriters around here, and three months ago in training camp these hacks were ridiculing one of the best teams in the NFL, writing snide asides at the Raiders' expense and even going so far as to make light of Mr. Al Davis. It goes without saying if they were good at their jobs, they would have the A beat and be covering the San Francisco 49ers.
SPORTS
August 4, 1990
On behalf of the 20,000 or so Raider fans left in Los Angeles, I would like to thank Chris Baker and The Times for the daily coverage of the Raider training camp in Oxnard. Raider fans actually get an in-depth article every day, just like the Ram fans, and it seems like the players and management are taking the time to speak with Mr. Baker. This could not always be said when Mark Heisler, who spent half of his space knocking the Raider organization, was covering the team. MANUEL R. GUTIERREZ Whittier
SPORTS
September 29, 1990
Al Davis needs to wake up and realize where he is. This is Los Angeles, not Oakland. A large portion of the crowd that attends a Raider game at the Coliseum goes to watch the visiting teams. At last week's Raider-Steeler game, perhaps 20% of the crowd was made up of Steeler fans. At $30 a ticket, that is a lot of money to the Raider organization, yet the Raiders seem content to keep the Coliseum the most inhospitable stadium on the West Coast, if not the entire country. CHRIS BURNS, Hollywood
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 28, 1989
A Los Angeles Raiders official, John Herrera, told the Irwindale City Council Thursday night that the Raiders' commitment to move to the San Gabriel Valley city and build a new football stadium "has not wavered and is strong, as strong as it has ever been." But Herrera said that "financial hurdles have yet to be overcome" before the $150-million project can go forward. Without describing the hurdles in any detail, Herrera said the Raiders are hopeful that "in the next couple of months" a "viable financial structure" will be developed to build the stadium.
SPORTS
August 26, 1987
So the Raiders are moving to Irwindale? That's the place with lots of gravel pits. After last winter, during which only half of our normal rainfall was received, the rocky bottoms of the pits came into view. In most years, the pits serve as windows to the water table, which rises up to turn the pits into lakes. If the Raider organization can keep the bottom of their chosen pit dry, that will be a neat trick. If not, they should consider alternate uses for the proposed stadium, such as water polo or boat races.
SPORTS
January 1, 1987
It is certifiably obvious to every fan who has attended or watched a Raider game this year, and most of last year, that the Raiders win in spite of Marc Wilson, not because of him. If the Raider organization is not going to make a change at quarterback, the very least that they can do for their loyal and suffering fans is to change their motto from "Commitment to Excellence" to "Off the Marc." RICHARD J. RELICH Beverly Hills Editor's note: These letters represent many of the best received by The Times in 1986
SPORTS
November 8, 1986
Los Angeles wants to know. Raider fans in particular want to know. Are Al Davis and Tom Flores brain dead or what? It is certifiably obvious to every fan who has attended or watched a Raider game this year, and most of last year, that the Raiders win in spite of Marc Wilson, not because of him. If the Raider organization is not going to make a change at quarterback, the very least that they can do for their loyal and suffering fans is...
SPORTS
July 11, 1992
Inducting Raider owner Al Davis into the NFL Hall of Fame is a colossal farce and a crass hypocrisy of the first order. Mike Downey's asinine puff piece (July 5), in which Downey practically deifies this piece of sludge, is but another example of the ongoing tiresome and totally fraudulent propaganda perpetuated by Downey and other like-minded cronies at The Times. The low-class/no-class Raider organization pretty much personifies the character of its self-important owner. Since when has mere longevity in the league entitled someone such as Davis to a special status?
SPORTS
November 7, 1994 | STEVE SPRINGER
The Raiders are demanding a retraction from ESPN for its report that Coach Art Shell used a racist remark in a sideline argument with quarterback Jeff Hostetler at Miami on Oct. 16. "The Raider organization and Coach Art Shell are greatly disturbed," said Amy Trask, who handles legal affairs for the club, "and we have demanded a retraction as we are entitled to under the law." Copies of the letter were sent to ESPN, Capital Cities, the parent company, and ABC, another Capital Cities property.
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