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Badasses

The Legend of Snake, Foo, Dr. Death, and John Madden's Oakland Raiders
Narrated by: Barry Abrams
Length: 12 hrs and 26 mins
Categories: Sports, Football
4.5 out of 5 stars (37 ratings)

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A book that explores the enduring legends of Snake, Foo, Dr. Death, and John Madden's Oakland Raiders, Badasses is the definitive biography of arguably the last team to play old-fashioned tough-guy football. Peter Richmond, co-author of the New York Times best seller The Glory Game, offers a fascinating look at the 1970s Oakland Raiders, led by colorful greats from another era: Ken Stabler, Willie Brown, Gene Upshaw, Jim Otto, Art Shell, head coach John Madden, and owner Al Davis. In the best-selling vein of Boys Will Be Boys, Badasses chronicles the bar-room exploits, practice-field pranks, and Super Bowl glories of the team's many misfits, cast-offs, psychos, and geniuses of the game.

©2010 Peter Richmond (P)2017 Tantor

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"A celebration of the freewheeling NFL that created the multibillion dollar industry it is today." ( Booklist starred review)

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Just badass

Badass book about a badass team. Always heard a few stories from the Raiders of the 70's, but this is an awesome collection.

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It was Badass great. i gew up watching those games

It was Badass great. i gew up watching those games. And being a fanatic about the raiders. I eventually got to sit down with Kenny have drinks with him and talk about them good old days it was best day of my life outside my daughter being born

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Good story, slightly obnoxious author and reader

The storytelling and interviews are pretty great, though any time the author pontificates on the “real” days of football it’s fairly intolerable. The former outweighs the latter. The reader also way overdoes it, especially the way he constantly overemphasizes the word “badass”, but you do eventually get used to him.

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My crew

I love my Raiders and always will I bleed black and silver they are a special group it has an honor and privilege to see them play wish them all the best thank you all for being the Oakland Raiders!!!!!

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Madden's Raiders were like NO other!!!

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Loved this book, grew up with Madden's Raiders as a kid. They were truly the pirates of the NFL..As kids we loved pirates!!!

This book did a great job of developing the character stories,"honestly" and for better or worse. It was a great ride, and you'll wonder how they ever survived...LOL

Enjoy!