By: Jon White
Recently our country lost two legendary people in Steve Jobs and Hall of Famer, Al Davis. Jobs who passed away on Wednesday, October 5th, a day after the IPhone4S was unveiled, died battling cancer. Jobs, one of the greatest innovators in our generation started Apple, Inc. in his garage before we were ever able to purchase any IPod or an IPhone, Jobs built what we know as Macintosh computers. Jin 2006 Jobs helps launch Pixar Animation Studio, which merged with The Walt Disney Co. and is now the leading animation studio.
On early Saturday morning, October 8, 2011, Hall of Fame coach, general manager, and owner Al Davis was announced dead at his home in Oakland, CA. Davis worked with The Oakland Raiders for 50 years, at many different positions like coach and general manager, helped reshape the “Raiders” NFL, by creating an annual championship game between best players in the NFL, which is known today as “The Super Bowl”. The Raiders appeared in 5 Super Bowls under Davis ownership, and won 3. Davis was also known for his outspoken ways and disputes with the League when he moved the Raiders from Oakland to Los Angeles.
We lost 2 passionate people, who became legends through their passions for technology and a sport. Let these deaths be a lesson to us all, that whatever our passions maybe, we follow the path that these great legends took by remaining determined and motivated. No one has ever escaped death, lets make sure that while we are living, we are living our lives passionately. –Smack