My name is Tony Anzivino I live in Glendale Arizona, and I love...Just love the Oakland Raiders. I am married to my goddess Christine. I have one little girl who is my pride and joy. I am a contractor who works in construction...I know many trades...blah...blah
I have been infatuated with the Raiders since I was seven years old...I am now almost 35, and I bleed silver and black...My favorite raider team was the 76 Raiders..It was before my time, but I know my history on this team
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No I haven't watched "America's Game." I was wondering if you might know if that NFL Channel video of Al Davis' Life is available? It was on late & I'm no DVD guy so missed it.
Thanks for the compliment man! I've been under the weather recently, but I'm feeling better, I should have one out soon though!
lmao you're so mad
carl cockerham is a retard
I forgot, I have that 2-DVD set of Oakland Raiders History, my son got it for me for a bd a few years back. It is great. Dr. Foo Man Chu was the great villian in the movie shorts preceeding the main western feature when I was a kid going to the 10-cent movies Saturday afternoons. Wow that goes way back.
Oh yeah, one other thing.. on the 76 season one...it talks about Phil Villapianos nickname being FOO ...F.U, because he grew a fu man mustache, and was wearing it around Santa Rosa. He got in a fight with a bunch of bikers...LOL
@Fred I dont have books, but I have DVDS...The complete History of the Oakland Raiders is an excellent one. Its a two disc box sets on the complete history. I also own a box set..its called Americas game...the documentary of the 1976,1980,1983..seasons Which are all excellent ...YOU CAN WATCH THEM ONLINE FOR FREE , AND WATCH ANY OF THEM.
They are very interesting... just type in "AMERICAS GAME" its by HULU... its awesome, and very educational... They are about 45 minutes each..when you have some time..do me a favor and watch them..you will love it. (if you havent already)
Yeah, Tony, your further details bring it back. I recall Al Davis was pretty PO'd about that and spoke of it to the media. It's pretty great that you own videos of a lot of Raider games. I don't know if you have any books on the Raiders, but here's 3 that are on my shelf that I enjoy going back to read snippets here & there on occasion:
1."Blanda--Alive and Kicking." by Wells Twombley publ 1973.
2."The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly--Heart-Pounding, Jaw-Dropping and Gut-Wrenching Moments from Oakland Raiders History." by Steven Travers publ 2008.
3. "Badasses-The legend of Snake, Foo, Dr. Death, and John Maddens's Oakland Raiders." by Peter Richmond publ 2010.
In that #2 book pg58 your 1978 no fumble play is briefly described and Al Davis is quoted describing the officials' call as "The Big Lie." And in #3 you might get a chuckle as I did on how Phil Villipiano became nicknamed by team mates as "Foo." Seems one night after practice at the local bar, Duane Benson was so drunk he couldn't pronounce words and was trying to say, "Phil" but it kept coming out "Foo." The nick name was born. Ha.
Hi, Tony--Thanks for the post on my msg bd: ".What about the 1977 AFC Championship against the Donkeys??? The fumble the refs dint see, and cost us a trip to the Superbowl against the Cowboys. The Refs actually admitted that they were wrong and apologized...unfortunatly it was ten years later." My memory cells must be fading; I don't remember that. Give me a few more details, maybe I will.