The Oakland Raiders: Colorful Tales of the Silver and Black (Stadium Stories Series)

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The Oakland Raiders have not only had three Super Bowl champions since their inception with the upstart American Football League in 1960, but also some of the most colorful characters in football history. It starts at the top with maverick owner Al Davis, called "The Geinus"—with admiration by some and derision by others.

The Raiders have been a team known for playing as hard off the field as on, led by the likes of Kenny "Snake" Stabler, John "The Tooz" Matuszak, and "Big Ben" ...

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Overview

The Oakland Raiders have not only had three Super Bowl champions since their inception with the upstart American Football League in 1960, but also some of the most colorful characters in football history. It starts at the top with maverick owner Al Davis, called "The Geinus"—with admiration by some and derision by others.

The Raiders have been a team known for playing as hard off the field as on, led by the likes of Kenny "Snake" Stabler, John "The Tooz" Matuszak, and "Big Ben" Davidson. They also practically have their own wing at the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio, with legends such as Jim Otto, Gene Upshaw, Art Shell, George Blanda, Willie Brown, and Dave Casper.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780762727377
  • Publisher: Globe Pequot Press
  • Publication date: 8/13/2003
  • Series: Stadium Stories Series
  • Edition description: First
  • Pages: 208
  • Product dimensions: 4.48 (w) x 7.38 (h) x 0.52 (d)

Meet the Author

Tom LaMarre worked for the Oakland Tribune for 15 years, where he covered the Raiders during the 1970s. He also worked in the sports department at the Los Angeles Times for more than 20 years. Additionally, he has freelanced for NFL.com, Pro Football Weekly, College and Pro Football Weekly, and the Sporting News.

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Immaculate Rejections

The Oakland Raiders have a history with Instant Replay, and it's all bad.
The Raiders were involved in what many observers feel was the first game in which National Football League officials used Instant Replay to determine the outcome of a play, and ultimately a game.
The Raiders were involved in the game that is considered the flashpoint for the NFL instituting its first Instant Replay policy.
The Raiders were involved in probably the most controversial game in NFL history in which Instant Replay overturned a call on the field.
The Raiders lost all three decisions and all three games in the NFL playoffs.
Those incidents have come to be known as the Immaculate Reception, Rob Lytle's Fumble That Wasn't, and the Tuck Play. ...

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Table of Contents

In the Beginning 1
Grand Old Man 18
Becoming a Superpower 34
Heidi and the Jets 52
Replay It Again 65
Winning the Big One 81
Miami Nice 99
Holy Roller and Holy Toledos 111
Wild Card Trumps 127
Mad Bombers 142
Triple Crown 158
Knowing Bo 174
Return to Glory 189
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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 26, 2004

    LET'S HEAR IT FOR FOOTBALL

    As a life-long Raider fan, this compilation of colorful, legendary and thrilling recaps of the nation¿s most notorious team is right up my street. I remember the incidents and stories and Hall of Famer players talked about in this book and it was great fun reading about them. If you¿re a football fan, period, you¿ll really enjoy this book, too. It will either bring back thrilling memories, or it will give you an exciting background for your future football watching. I like books that have football as one of their themes.

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