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VIDEO: Al Davis’ 90th Birthday Remembrance & How NFL Films Helped Shape the Raiders Image

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VIDEO: Al Davis’ 90th Birthday Remembrance & How NFL Films Helped Shape the Raiders Image

On our latest CBS Sports Radio 1140 show, we discussed the history of NFL Films and how it helped mold, shape, and perpetuate the brand that is the Silver and Black.


“The Autumn Wind” is religious text for Raider Nation and there’s no denying the impact NFL Flims has had on the legendary status the Raiders franchise has built over the years. We explore the role of NFL Films in the elevation of the Raiders brand over the years with Travis Vogan, author of Keepers of the Flame: NFL Films and the Rise of Sports Media. The book chronicles the history of NFL Films and its impact on the growth of the league and media.

Author and guest Travis Vogan called “The Autumn Wind” the greatest of all NFL Films work.

We celebrate what would have been Al Davis’ 90th birthday and talk about his massive impact on the league. Not only did Davis create and build one of the best brands in all of sports, but he changed the NFL forever and his legacy continues to be felt even in today’s league. We also discuss how many focus on Davis’ last few years and miss the true brilliance of the man.

Attorney Michael Troiano is also a guest talking about recent NFL legal tangles including Ezekiel Elliott’s Las Vegas incident. Troiano also chimes in on the top crime committed by NFL players over the past 19 years.

We close the show with our popular (or infamous!) Kelly’s Corner where co-host Kelly Kriner talks about the big NBA moves over the weekend and how pick swaps and other pieces of those transactions are something you wouldn’t see in today’s NFL.

Al Davis would have been 90 on July 4, 2019. He died in 2011.

Catch the Silver and Black Today radio show which airs every Sunday from 8am-10am in Las Vegas. It can also be streamed live worldwide on the Radio.com app.

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David is the Silver and Black Today in-the-filed correspondent and contributing writer. Stepanian is also the engineer for SIlver and Black Today on CBS Sports Radio 1140-AM.

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