Mind of Sabol: Coaches II
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Mind of Sabol: Coaches II

By Nick Calabrese

Editor’s Note: As we sift through more of Mr. Sabol’s card catalog, we’re discovering tons of new insights on coaches. With the quotes, newspaper articles, and Steve Sabol’s thoughts – one could MORE ►

TDIF: Al Davis Named AFL Commissioner
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TDIF: Al Davis Named AFL Commissioner

On this day in 1966 Al Davis became the commissioner of the AFL.  Here’s the story of how it all unfolded, as originally presented in 2009’s Full Color Football: The History of the American Football MORE ►

Honoring Art Shell
Films Encore, Mike Counos, Oakland Raiders, Tales from the Vault

Honoring Art Shell

With February being Black History Month, we would like to honor Art Shell, who is recognized as the first African American head coach in the National Football League’s modern era.

A long-time Raider, Shell played … MORE ►

The Raiders and One-Eyed Willie
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The Raiders and One-Eyed Willie

Editor’s Note:  It’s a football pirate’s night at the movies this evening with the NFL Network premiere of the newest “A Football Life.”  But before the curtain rises on his documentary, here’s another take on MORE ►

Al Davis: Producer’s Notes
A Football Life, Behind the Scenes, Ken Rodgers, Oakland Raiders

Al Davis: Producer’s Notes

When I was growing up, two villains made huge impressions on me:  Darth Vader and Al Davis.

The movies, of course, need villains to move the plot forward.  Screenwriters know that a great antagonist is … MORE ►

Al Davis: A Look Back
A Football Life, Oakland Raiders, Tales from the Vault, TCIPF Staff

Al Davis: A Look Back

“Al Davis: A Football Life” premieres this Friday at 10 p.m. ET only on NFL Network.

Davis drew inspiration from many different places but watch him explain what he learned from two great baseball franchises. … MORE ►

Al Davis: Looking Ahead
A Football Life, Behind the Scenes, Oakland Raiders, Sneak Peek, TCIPF Staff

Al Davis: Looking Ahead

Next week on NFL Network, the first Thursday night matchup of the 2011 season kicks off with the Chargers vs. the Raiders.

Then on Friday, check out the new film about the late-great owner of … MORE ►

History Apprentice
Nick Condit, Oakland Raiders

History Apprentice

I thought I knew the NFL pretty well, coming into my apprenticeship at Films. Truth is I didn’t.

Sure I knew my fair share about the modern game and players that have starred in the … MORE ►

The Great Debate: Davis vs. Brown
Cincinnati Bengals, Cleveland Browns, Oakland Raiders, Ramblings and Rants, Tiffany Orbin

The Great Debate: Davis vs. Brown

Earlier Wednesday, we posted the Mt. Rushmore of the NFL with the faces of Vince Lombardi, George Halas, Jim Brown and Ed Sabol.  Great selection of men.  My choices would be Vince Lombardi, Pete Rozelle … MORE ►

Films Encore: Al Davis Tribute Week Comes to an End
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Films Encore: Al Davis Tribute Week Comes to an End

We complete our tribute week to Al Davis and his Oakland Raiders with some of their great moments from the 1970’s.

The “Sea of Hands” and “Ghost to the Post” games were memorable for Davis … MORE ►