Al Davis, Mike Singletary On Pro Football Weekly's Top 10 Most Interesting Men In NFL


The Most Interesting Man in the World has captured the attention of many beer drinkers and marketing outlets over the past year. Inspired by this, Pro Football Weekly has decided to put together a list of the Top 10 most interesting men in the NFL.

Coming in at No. 3 is 49ers head coach Mike Singletary. 

3. Head coach Mike Singletary / 49ers

Talk about intrigue. 

On the one hand, the Niners have become worthy of newfound respect, establishing themselves as the favorites in the NFC West after years of turning mediocre football into an art form.

On the other hand, weird occurrences have been the order of the day this offseason in Niners Nation, beginning with the mysterious departure of GM Scot McCloughan. RB Glen Coffee's sudden decision to trade in his shoulder pads for a higher calling created the most recent bizarre Niners buzz.

Is there just something in the Bay Area air that guarantees the Niners will somehow find a way to shoot themselves in the foot? Or will the straight-shooting, God-fearing Hall of Famer Singletary continue proving his detractors wrong and lead the Niners to pro football's promised land, no matter how many pratfalls stand in the way?

I can't wait to find out.

Singletary is one of the most talked about head coaches in the NFL and his attitude has conjured up a major interest throughout the country. His tough attitude captured the attention of the NFL in 2008 when he sent tight end Vernon Davis to the locker room after a personal foul penalty. 

To no one's surprise, Raiders owner Al Davis also made the list at No. 9.

Follow the jump for the breakdown of Davis' placement on the list. 

9. Owner Al Davis / Raiders

What's this? Could it actually be possible that, after reaching the ripe old age of 81 on the Fourth of July, Davis is starting to make sense again?

That has not been the case seemingly forever with Davis, whose frequently bizarre management style has been primarily responsible for turning the Raiders into a pitiful laughingstock in recent times. 

But heading into the 2010 campaign, the Raiders actually look like they could be turning the corner toward being respectable again. 

ILB Rolando McClain looks like a terrific first-round draft pick who could make the Raiders faithful quickly forget all those No. 1 reaches that made Davis look so silly.

New QB Jason Campbell looks like a dramatic upgrade under center, although Davis might have overdone it a bit comparing Campbell to Jim Plunkett.

But I'm thoroughly enjoying Davis and the Raiders slowly but surely appearing to be relevant again, even though I know full well that I could wake up tomorrow to the news that Tom Cable has inexplicably been given his walking papers.   

Here's the rest of the list.:

 

  1. Head coach Rex Ryan / Jets
  2. QB Brett Favre / Vikings
  3. Head coach Mike Singletary / 49ers
  4. Offensive coordinator Mike Martz / Bears
  5. NFL commissioner Roger Goodell
  6. Owner Jim Irsay / Colts
  7. QB Tony Romo / Cowboys
  8. QB Matt Leinart / Cardinals
  9. Owner Al Davis / Raiders
  10. QB Tim Tebow / Broncos

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