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Getting faced

Al Davis learned on Super Bowl Sunday of a new level of getting shown up, writes Page 2's Brian Murphy. It's called pulling a Gruden.

Updated: January 28, 2003, 8:45 AM ET
By Brian Murphy | Special to Page 2

We gather 'round The Cooler today, trying to find the appropriate analogy for the Everest-sized face job Jon Gruden just gave Al Davis.

I mean, seriously. We've all had gigs or friendships or whatever where there was some sort of falling-out, some sort of bad vibe, and we've all laid awake at night, fantasizing of dropping an enormo-face job on the person who hacked us off.

I gotta say, Gruden has set the standard.

To pull off the greatest possible shaming ...

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