Going into their bye duringáweek five of last season, the Oakland Raiders were in a familiar position. Sitting with a 1-3 record, a lack of passion, and an uphill climb to improve the squad, the team finally pulled the trigger on the firing of "Lance" Kiffin, much to the delight of owner Al Davis. Davis put on a show rarely seen in sport as he called a press-conference and actually used an old-school overhead projector (I'm guessing Al isn't so well versed in Powerpoint) to outline and detail his reasons not only for firing Kiffin, but why he shouldn't have to pay him the rest of his contract. The overhead display of a letter he had wrote to Kiffin admonishing him for his public statements was awesome theatre, and Al Davis at his best. It was as surreal as it was entertaining, and showed ...
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