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Having to watch the Bears offense in the opening game of the season reminds me why I watch so little football anymore. 

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7 hours ago, GDAWG said:

Plus, Mark Davis has no heir apparent.  Out of all of the ownerships that have been passed down, Davis is the only one with no children.  Amy Adams Strunk has 3 children as does Clark Hunt.  Even Dean Spanos has children.  Gayle Benson has one child that is still alive, but that's going to be interesting to see what happens if she has to sell the Saints and/or Pelicans.  So I wonder what the ownership plans are if something were to happen to Mark Davis?

 

The Bachelor: Mark Davis

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Two things that indicate the NFL season has started: the endless amount of penalties and teams throwing short passes or running the ball on 3rd and long.

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8 hours ago, Red Comet said:

 

The other pressing issue for Mark Davis is that unlike most guys running an NFL team now (and historically), the majority of his wealth is tied up in the Raiders. Thus, in order to finance the move to Vegas/keep the lights on, he has put up the Raiders as almost collateral to Bank of America. The moment there is a recession/NFL teams start falling in value, he's screwed and Bank of America takes over the Raiders. Would be a hell of an ironic turn for a franchise that marketed itself as appealing to the outcasts ends up ran by the biggest bank in the US. 

 

8 hours ago, GDAWG said:

 

Plus, Mark Davis has no heir apparent.  Out of all of the ownerships that have been passed down, Davis is the only one with no children.  Amy Adams Strunk has 3 children as does Clark Hunt.  Even Dean Spanos has children.  Gayle Benson has one child that is still alive, but that's going to be interesting to see what happens if she has to sell the Saints and/or Pelicans.  So I wonder what the ownership plans are if something were to happen to Mark Davis?

To my knowledge, Mark Davis does not legally own the Raiders, his mother, Carol Davis does.  If he did own a portion, he would have had to already pay the estate tax back in 2011 (Note: Had Al died in 2010, there wouldn't have been any estate tax for Mark to pay due to congressional inaction).

 

Similarly, Bob McNair's wife, Janice owns the Texans, but his son, Cal is the CEO and runs day-to-day operations. 

 

I believe the estate tax issues for Mark will occur when she dies.  However, in 2015, the NFL began allowing ownership to set up Irrevocable Family Trust to keep them owning if they chose to.  And the owner who spearheaded this...Bob McNair.

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20 minutes ago, the admiral said:

 

The Bachelor: Mark Davis

 

He will take dates to PF Chang's on every episode.

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32 minutes ago, the admiral said:

 

The Bachelor: Mark Davis

 

Hell, I'd watch that. Just watching women lie about how much they love Davis's haircut would be worth the effort. 

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Tonight's game reminded me of football back in the Aughts, as in the 1900's, if you get my drift.

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13 minutes ago, buzzcut said:

Tonight's game reminded me of football back in the Aughts, as in the 1900's, if you get my drift.

 

I see Red Grange over there. Maybe I can get his autograph. 

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1 hour ago, habsfan1 said:

 

 

He was likely throwing a fit when the Bears had 1st and 40.

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2 hours ago, infrared41 said:

 

Hell, I'd watch that. Just watching women lie about how much they love Davis's haircut would be worth the effort. 

 

I want some of those women to pretend to be Raiders fans when they are actually in real life Broncos and Chiefs fans. 

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11 hours ago, GDAWG said:

So I wonder what the ownership plans are if something were to happen to Mark Davis?

 

Rumor has it, Cassie Cooper - a hostess from the P. F. Chang's in Walnut Creek, California - is in possession of a Kids Menu/Coloring Page upon which Mark Davis has scrawled a codicil to his will - in crayon, mind you - that bequeaths the Raiders to her. 

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7 hours ago, the admiral said:

 

The Bachelor: Mark Davis

- Commitment to "Excellence"

- Just win, Baby.

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starters don't really play in preseason games anymore so the first 4 to 6 weeks of the season are their tuneup games and every season those games are increasingly brutal to watch. 

 

 

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ME AS OF 6:45 PM CENTRAL TIME LAST NIGHT:
 

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ME AS OF 10PM CENTRAL TIME LAST NIGHT:

 

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2 hours ago, McCarthy said:

starters don't really play in preseason games anymore so the first 4 to 6 weeks of the season are their tuneup games and every season those games are increasingly brutal to watch. 

 

Furthering my belief that weeks 1-4 should be all of the interconference games, followed by round 1 of divisional games, then the intra-conerence games, then finish with round 2 of division games.

 

The interconference games have the least impact, so having those first allows for teams to ramp up without costing them too much if they lose.

 

 

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On 9/1/2019 at 2:54 PM, the admiral said:

 

The Panthers around 2010-ish had two kickers, one for field goals, and one for kickoffs who would just boot it unreturnably every time. Seemed unnecessary, but then I still don't understand how the same guy can't punt and placekick. 

i also feel like the Falcons did this in the late 2000's decade with Michael Koenen and someone else.

 

This year the Bucs punter Bradley Pinion will reportedly handle kickoffs and punts.  Matt Gay will take FG's and PAT's.

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9 minutes ago, BringBackTheVet said:

 

Furthering my belief that weeks 1-4 should be all of the interconference games, followed by round 1 of divisional games, then the intra-conerence games, then finish with round 2 of division games.

 

The interconference games have the least impact, so having those first allows for teams to ramp up without costing them too much if they lose.

 

 

I have always thought there should be some kind of standardization of schedules like this.  Taking the Tampa Bay schedule for example, we knock out both Panthers games at the end of week 6.  Both Saints games are done at the end of week 11.

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27 minutes ago, AstroBull21 said:

i also feel like the Falcons did this in the late 2000's decade with Michael Koenen and someone else.

 

This year the Bucs punter Bradley Pinion will reportedly handle kickoffs and punts.  Matt Gay will take FG's and PAT's.

2006 Falcons.

Koenen handled all kicking duties in Weeks 1 and 2. But after a Week 3 Bye, Morten Andersen was brought in.

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