Raiders owner and AFL pioneer Al Davis has died.
There's little doubt Davis was one of the most flamboyant owners in the NFL. He also always marched to the beat of his own drum.
I'll never forget being a young reporter in my first or second year on the beat and walking to my seat at Three Rivers Stadium.
When I reached my seat, there was a guy standing there in a white warm-up suit with his hair all slicked back. He had an entourage of three or four guys with him.
It didn't take me long to realize it was Davis.
I waited for him to clear out of my space before finally sitting down. I've been around or talked to a lot of different owners in the league – none quite so humble or unassuming as the Steelers Dan Rooney – but Davis had a presence about him.