Tales from the Oakland Raiders Sideline: A Collection of the Greatest Raiders Stories Ever Told

Tales from the Oakland Raiders Sideline: A Collection of the Greatest Raiders Stories Ever Told

by Tom Flores, Matt Fulks
     
 

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It’s almost impossible to talk about Oakland football without bringing up the name of the consummate Raider, Tom Flores. Legendary for both his skills on the field and his coaching guidance from the sideline, Flores has been an integral part of the Raiders organization since its inception in 1960. Now Flores shares the greatest stories and anecdotes from his…  See more details below

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It’s almost impossible to talk about Oakland football without bringing up the name of the consummate Raider, Tom Flores. Legendary for both his skills on the field and his coaching guidance from the sideline, Flores has been an integral part of the Raiders organization since its inception in 1960. Now Flores shares the greatest stories and anecdotes from his time with the team in Tales from the Oakland Raiders Sideline. Flores relives the heart-stopping thrills and adrenaline-surging passion of Super Bowl XV and Super Bowl XVIII, and provides behind-the-scenes humor from greats such as former coach and owner Al Davis and coach Eddie Erdelatz. Flores also shares tales of other Raiders greats such as Billy Cannon, Jim Otto, John Matuszak, Bo Jackson, and more. Without a doubt this is a must-have for any Raiders fan.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781613212264
Publisher:
Sports Publishing LLC
Publication date:
11/13/2012
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
8.30(w) x 5.80(h) x 0.80(d)

Meet the Author

Tom Flores spent thirty-five years in the NFL in various capacities. He played for the Oakland Raiders from 1960 to 1961, again from 1963 to 1966, and was an assistant coach for four years. He was then head coach for the Raiders from 1979 to 1987, during which he compiled a regular-season record of 83–53 and won two Super Bowl championships. He was nominated for the National Football Hall of Fame in 2001 and currently does radio color commentary for the Raiders. Flores and his wife, Barbara, have twin sons, Mark and Scott, a daughter, Kim, and four grandchildren.

Matt Fulks started his journalism career while attending Lipscomb University in Nashville, Tennessee. Since then he has been involved in every form of media, including work with WSMV-TV (Nashville’s NBC affiliate), WAKM radio, and the Review-Appeal newspaper. Fulks is currently a regular contributor for various publications, including a weekly newspaper column, Behind the Stats, which focuses on inspirational stories from the world of sports. He is also the author or coauthor of six other books, including Behind the Stats: Tennessee’s Coaching Legends and Super Bowl Sunday, which he compiled in association with CBS Sports.

Jim Plunkett was one of the best quarterbacks to play professional football. He was the 1970 Heisman Trophy winner. After graduating from Stanford, he was drafted by the New England Patriots. He arrived in Oakland in 1978 and stayed with the Raiders until retiring in 1986. He took the Raiders to two Super Bowl victories (XV and XVIII). He was named MVP of Super Bowl XV and won the 1980 NFL Comeback Player of the Year award.

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