Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Top Moments of the Decade No. 2A: Overhead Projector

Everybody has long mused that the Raiders are living in the past.

Al Davis proved it beyond a reasonable doubt when he fired Lane Kiffin in 2008.

The fact that Davis want to use a press conference to eviscerate was pretty old school. Especially in this politically correct world where a customary handjob goes with your walking paper. But using an overhead projector was clearly something out of the 1970s.

At one point, you figured that Davis was going to bust out that old-school projector and reel, like the kind used to teach kids sexual education back in the day. Like the scene from Johnny Dangerously when you learned about "Your Testicles and You."

This is not even about using a power-point presentation. Do you think Davis still uses a rotary phone? Does he carry dimes with him incase he needs to make an emergency phone call?

Even after years of watching Al Davis morph into that incoherent grandparent we once loved, nothing made him look older. Even as he spewed vile threats at Kiffin, none of that mattered because he was using an overhead projector. You almost get the sense that the Raiders are the only team in the NFL who does not use a fax machine to send over images from the coaches box during games.

The Raiders still use carrier pigeons.

The Raiders are never going to be able to recover from that image. Much like the overhead projector, it is a timeless classic.

Oh, and the Raiders also hired Tom Cable that day. Enjoy all of that.

14 comments:

Bokolis said...

Al is kind of like Capone after they let him out of the jug.

Nice job on the non-Moronie JD reference.

WCT said...

So, wait, is this where I come to gloat about Arizona getting brow-beaten by Nebraska? I'm confused...

The Hatriot said...

Oh HELLS yes! This is the kind of dump I'm used to. Let's face it, THN- we just can't have nice things. BTW, nice contrast in the Stanford v Okie game today: Guys who explain deconstruction of the nation-state as a consequence of economic modernity versus guys who think that Adam and Eve rode to church on a dinosaur.

THN said...

Word, Hatriot. Word.

And WCT ... how come there was no sign of you when UCLA knocked off Temple. Oh crap, I almost made it through that without laughing.

THN said...

Oh, and Bokolis ... spot on about Al Davis. Very apt.

APT!

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