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Could Monte Have Been A Raider?

October 01, 2008 at 08:19pm by Scott   •  5 Comments »

I find your lack of faith disturbing.
Al Davis took a break from lumbering around slowly and scaring Abbott and Costello to have a press conference/character assassination about his reasons for firing Lane Kiffin. During his tirade and in between diaper changes, he happen to let fly that Monte Kiffin really wanted to be a Raider.

“Monte told me that he wanted to come here…even though he is under contract with Tampa,” Davis said at his news conference Tuesday.

Davis said he the Raiders did not want to tamper, so he called Buccaneeers general manager Bruce Allen but ended up talking about Lane, “even though Monte wanted to leave.”

Today, Monte did not deny those claims. Or really say anything at all.

“It was a long day and I really don’t want to go there and all due respect to you guys and you guys have been great in this matter,” Monte Kiffin said.

I dunno. It sounds plausible. What dad wouldn’t want to work with his son during the final leg of his career? I know when I get to be Monte’s age, I’d like to think one of my sons would take over shaking down Js and keeping the hos in line while I kept the books or something. ** cue Cat’s in the Cradle ** But Al Davis is batshit crazy and can we really believe anything he says that doesn’t have to do with Jell-O? My guess is that the truth is somewhere in between. Monte probably mentioned it in passing, and who can blame him?

5 Comments to “Could Monte Have Been A Raider?”

Matt Price

Matt Price (October 01, 2008 at 10:22pm:

“I find your lack of faith disturbing.” I laughed so hard coke came out of my nose (and I wasn’t even drinking coke)! And that picture is perfect!!


TheBrainStem (October 02, 2008 at 08:49am:

See Al during that press conference reminded me of seeing George Steinbrenner parading around Yankee Stadium looking like the walking dead on a golf cart during the All Star game. There should be a law about evil empire running sports teams.

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Mark S

Mark S (October 02, 2008 at 01:24pm:

Monty was all set to be a raider, but they could not meet all of his demands. Namely the Al Davis resign, sell the team and go screw himself. Now for the rest of the story… Al Davis has overachieved in schmuckdom. He is no longer relegated to being demeaned in football. He has become a cultural icon of imcompetence and irrelevance. I forget where I read this quote. “Sarah Palin was such a bad pick, I thought Al Davis had selected her.” Don’t write me about Palin bashing. My only point is about Davis.


THN (October 03, 2008 at 01:42am:

I was wondering if you were going to talk about this.

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