Word on the Street: Great football Icon Al Davis dies at home in Oakland


Saturday, Oct. 8, 2011

R.I.P Al Davis

Great Oakland Raiders owner Al Davis died at his home in Oakland, age 82. Davis was and still is very influential on the game of football. He started as a college coach then moved up to owner and managing general partner of the Raiders. It was never a doubt that Davis knew football. He showed great judgment especially early in his career. Raiders were led to the second Super Bowl in January 1968.(ProFootball Talk)
Overseas offers are looking a bit rough

Although the trend for NBA players is to go overseas, this is a bad time to be wondering if those spots are a good idea. What happens when overseas presents a whole set of different problems? Magic player Earl Clark has decided to play in China and depart from his team. The move could have been logical or personal. Then New Jersey Nets Deron Williams with a journal entry to ESPN made it seem like the transition was smooth. The NBA players' trend is looking like more trouble than it's worth.(ProBasketball Talk)

White Sox have permission to speak with Parent

Chicago White Sox have finally been granted permission to speak with Phillies' minor-league manager Mark Parent. This conversation with Parent will be about offering him a job on their major league coaching staff. Parent guided Single A Lakewook to the South Atlantic League championship in 2010 and led Double A Reading to a 74-68 record and a playoff berth in 2011.(Southside Sox)