A Day of Remembrance
We start with the sad news of the passing of Ben Davidson. Simply put, the dude was epic. The epitome of a true Raider: big, gnarly, distinctive and mean, but with a twinkle in his eye.
An autographed photo of Davidson stalking Bob Griese is proudly displayed in my den, and it now means more to me than it ever did. Rest in peace, Mr. Davidson.
Tomorrow, Independence Day, also marks the birthday of Al Davis. It's a time to not only celebrate a great nation, but also the man who developed and defined the Raider mystique.
Training camp will begin soon. It's enough to light a fire under me and to fire up this blog more often heading into the 2012 season. I can't wait, can you?