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The good, the bad, and the ugly Oakland Raiders : heart-pounding, jaw-dropping,
Travers, Steven.
Adult Nonfiction GV956.O24 T73 2008

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Forewordp. ix
Acknowledgmentsp. xvi
Introductionp. xvii
Stadium Storiesp. 1
The San Francisco Raiders?p. 1
Daddy Dearest: Al Davis and the Ownership Groupp. 5
The Goodp. 11
Football's Napoleonp. 11
"The Mad Bomber"p. 14
Double Zerop. 19
The Promised Landp. 23
"Guys Do Stuff"p. 29
"The Greatness That Is the Raiders"p. 33
Kings of Tinsel Townp. 38
The Badp. 43
Mergerp. 43
So Close, and Yet So Farp. 47
No Repeat in '77p. 52
The Uglyp. 59
"The Immaculate Reception"p. 59
Hunter Thompson, the Hell's Angels, and the Criminal Elementp. 66
The Assassinp. 72
In the Clutchp. 77
1963-1965: Saving the Oakland Franchisep. 77
The Miracle Workerp. 82
"The Sea of Hands"p. 88
"Home of Champions"p. 94
Snakep. 99
The Best Slow Hall of Fame Receiver Money Can Buyp. 104
It Ain't Over 'Til It's Overp. 108
Commitment to Excellencep. 108
The Heidi Gamep. 113
Knockin' on the Door of Greatnessp. 119
"Just Win, Baby!"p. 123
Amazing Gracep. 128
Rich Gannon and the 2002 Super Bowl Teamp. 133
Winnersp. 139
Upshawp. 139
Flores and Shellp. 143
The Real Willie Brownp. 147
Golden Boyp. 151
Howie, Stork, Raiderettes, and the "Five-Oh"p. 155
Ronnie Lottp. 159
The King of Them Allp. 161
A Little Intriguep. 165
Football's CIAp. 165
The Raiders Plunder the 'Ninersp. 169
All-Time Raiders Teamp. 174
Defensep. 174
Offensep. 174
Special Teamsp. 176
Trivia Answersp. 177

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