Eighty-two candles burn in Oakland

It’s another Fourth of July and that’s means another birthday for Al Davis.

The venerable owner of the Oakland Raiders turns 82 Monday.

Another year has passed and Davis remains the lifeblood of the Raiders. He and his team have some steam heading into 2011, as the Raiders were 8-8 last season. That snapped a seven-year streak of 11 losses or more, which was an NFL record. Davis works everyday to bring his Raiders back to greatness. Now, that he is at the tender age of age of 82, don’t expect him to slow down.

Happy birthday, Al; enjoy the day. You deserve it.