LEGENDARY RAIDERS OWNER AL DAVIS FEATURED IN SEASON FINALE OF NFL NETWORK’SA FOOTBALL LIFE
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 11 AT 10:00 PM ET
Includes Never-Before-Seen Interviews with Al Davis & Memories from Former Raiders
Debuts the Night After Raiders-Chargers on Thursday Night FootballNovember 10 at 8:00 PM ET
As an owner, team president, general manager, commissioner, head and assistant coach, and scout,Al Davisfilled a number of roles and impacted the game of professional football in ways few could match. OnFriday, November 11 at 10:00 PM ET, NFL Network examines the life and legacy of the late Davis onAl Davis: A Football Life, offering an in-depth look into his six decades in professional football.
The season-finale ofA Football Lifedebuts the night after the Oakland Raiders play the San Diego Chargers to kick off NFL Network’s 2011Thursday Night Footballschedule onNovember 10 at 8:00 PM ET.
Each segment of the one-hour, NFL Films-produced documentary examines one aspect of Davis’ personality – the brand-builder, the tactician, the boss, the underdog, the Super Bowl champion and the legend – providing an all-encompassing profile of a true NFL original.
The documentaryfeatures previously unseen NFL Films interviews with Davis, and new interviews with former Raiders playersMatt Millen,Willie BrownandGeorge Atkinson, former Raiders front office executiveMichael LombardiandYahoo! Sportsfootball writerMichael Silverreflecting on Davis’ career and legacy. Additional interviews include archived footage of former Raiders head coachesJohn Madden,Tom FloresandArt Shell, and current Washington Redskins head coachMike Shanahandiscussing the NFL icon.
To view the trailer forAl Davis: A Football Life, please click on the following link:
Following are select quotes fromAl Davis: A Football Life –
“He was so far ahead of his time that he branded a team and he built a framework for the league to understand what branding was all about.”– Michael Lombardi
“The fire that burns brightest in me and the fire that burns brightest in this organization is the will to win. Just win.”– Al Davis
“He didn’t care about your background, he didn’t care what you had done previously, he didn’t care what your aspirations were. He cared about one thing: could you play for him right now? Could you help us win a world championship?”– Matt Millen
“I’m going to dominate if I can, other than maybe life or death, the things that I want. I’m going to dominate them and I’m going to get them done.”– Al Davis
Emmy-nominated actor Josh Charles(CBS’The Good Wife), lends his voice to the series.
Airing throughout the fall, NFL Network’s documentary seriesA Football Lifeoffered a look inside the untold stories of NFL icons. Each installment in the series focused on the life and career of provocative subjects intertwined in the fabric of NFL history, such asWalter Payton,Kurt Warner,Mike Ditka,Tom Landryand late teammatesReggie WhiteandJerome Brown.Bill Belichick: A Football Life, which premiered September 15, became the most-watched documentary in the eight-year history of NFL Network.
Additional video highlights from every episode of this season’sA Football Lifeare on NFL.com atwww.nfl.com/footballlife.
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