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Badasses

The Legend of Snake, Foo, Dr. Death, and John Madden's Oakland Raiders

Peter Richmond

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Description

They were the NFL's ultimate outlaws, black-clad iconoclasts who, with a peculiar mix of machismo and brotherhood, of postgrad degrees and firearms, merrily defied pro football corporatism.

The Oakland Raiders of the 1970s were some of the most outrageous, beloved, and violent football teams ever to play the game. In this rollicking biography, Peter Richmond tells the story of Oakland's wrecking crew of castoffs, psychos, oddballs, and geniuses who won six division titles and a Super Bowl championship under the brilliant leadership of coach John Madden and eccentric owner Al Davis.

Richmond goes inside the locker room and onto the field with Ken Stabler, Willie Brown, Fred Biletnikoff, George Atkinson, Phil Villapiano, and the rest of this band of brothers who made the Raiders legendary. He vividly recounts days of grueling practices and hell-raising nights of tavern crawling—from smoking pot and hiring strippers during training camp to sharing game-day beers with their hardcore fans (including the Bay Area's other badasses, the Black Panthers and the Hells Angels). Richmond reveals a group of men who, after years of coming up short in the AFC Championship game, saw their off-kilter loyalty to the black and silver finally pay off with their emphatic Super Bowl victory in 1977. Funny, raunchy, and inspiring, Badasses celebrates the '70s Raiders as the last team to play professional football the way it was meant to be played: down and very dirty.

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From a time when the Silver and Black Ruled Football

Raider Fan Guy lives and dies by a creed. Followers of the lessor 31 teams don't get it. Their teams play football, may even win a Super Bowl here and there. Yet Dallas, the Steelers, New England and the team from Across the Bay are respected and never feared. This is the chronicling of The Team at the epicenter of the greatest moments in the history of the sport.

Either The Raiders won, or teams, with the help of the officials, managed to out score Oakland. Badasses follows The Best of The Best Raider Teams of All Time. The Teams that laid the foundation of jealousy and hatred that oozes throughout the NFL.

This is a most own book for people who remember the voice of Bill King or Curt Gowdy describe the action, that forged the heroes and legends, that defined an era of dominance.

Badasses
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  • $10.99
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Football
  • Published: Sep 14, 2010
  • Publisher: HarperCollins e-books
  • Seller: HarperCollins
  • Print Length: 384 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Requirements: To view this book, you must have an iOS device with iBooks 1.3.1 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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