On this Fourth of July, what would have been Al Davis’ 89th birthday, we honor the iconic Raiders owner by sharing a passage from “Al Davis: Behind the Raiders Shield,” a book written by long-time scouts and Davis confidants Bruce Kebric and Jon Kingdon, and me. This is from the final chapter, titled “The Last
Steve has covered the Raiders in some capacity since their return to Oakland in 1995. He was the full-time beat writer from 1997-2010. for the Contra Costa Times, Oakland Tribune and San Jose Mercury News and covered more than 400 NFL games, including four Super Bowls. He also is the co-author of a recently released book titled "Al Davis: Behind the Raiders Shield."