Whiskerino 2009

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  • posted: November 19 @ 6:47am
"About 40 percent of the original Raiders were criminal by nature and deliberately dangerous brutes. They were professional athletes who got paid every week to hurt people. The worse they hurt them, the more they got paid -- especially if you could damage or cripple another team's Quarterback and put him on the Disabled List. That made you an automatic hero of violence, for a while, and entitled you to throw your weight around in downtown Oakland with whores and cops and animals. You were almost above the law.

It was nice work, if you could get it, and winning championships made it even nicer. Being a natural-born Raider was Fun. Ho ho ho.

I fell into that groove quite naturally, back in my outlaw days. I was a fun-loving well-paid Sportswriter. I seemed to have a bottomless expense account. Yes sir. Me and the Oakland Raiders were a match made in heaven."

Hunter S. Thompson

Comments

Le Duncan says:
Amazing. Not a bad neighbor to have for the day.
Posted: Nov 19th, 2009 - 6:57am -
miguelito says:
crazy story. stranger than fiction?
Posted: Nov 19th, 2009 - 7:03am -
Corey says:
I thoroughly enjoyed the quote. Thanks.
Posted: Nov 19th, 2009 - 7:03am -
wiseacre says:
I apologize in advance that the (fill in team name) are going to beat the Raiders this weekend.
Posted: Nov 19th, 2009 - 7:12am -
flainez says:
Thanks for the quote, and thanks for the photo.
Posted: Nov 19th, 2009 - 9:55am -
gfmorris says:
Go Bengals! ;)
Posted: Nov 19th, 2009 - 10:37am -
KO says:
Sup Keifel? I was in Oakland last year and was still surprised at the die-hard fans, driving vans and other cars around decked out in total Raider garb, unbelievable!
Posted: Nov 19th, 2009 - 11:11am -
jracecar says:
Just Win, Baby.
Posted: Nov 19th, 2009 - 11:13am -
sariebell says:
Nice photo and caption. Faved fer sure
Posted: Nov 19th, 2009 - 4:49pm -
Ryan! says:
The Raiders are an NCAA Women's Lacrosse team, right?
Posted: Nov 19th, 2009 - 4:55pm -
Chally says:
perfectly befitting for today's theme
Posted: Nov 19th, 2009 - 6:19pm -
Dschonn says:
No mention of any ark, lost or otherwise.
Posted: Nov 19th, 2009 - 7:54pm -
Site closed!
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