Badasses: The Legend of Snake, Foo, Dr. Death, and John Madden's Oakland Raiders

Badasses: The Legend of Snake, Foo, Dr. Death, and John Madden's Oakland Raiders

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Overview

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 bestseller 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 bestselling 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781515968474
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc.
Publication date: 02/07/2017
Product dimensions: 5.30(w) x 7.40(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Peter Richmond is the author of several books, including The Glory Game (with Frank Gifford). His writing has appeared in the New Yorker, Vanity Fair, Rolling Stone, the New York Times Magazine, and GQ. He lives with his wife in Dutchess County, New York.

Barry Abrams has narrated and produced audiobooks for a variety of publishers. Since 2012, he has also hosted and produced ESPN's In the Gate podcast. Based in Danbury, Connecticut, Barry engineers and calls live webcasts of his son's ice hockey games.

What People are Saying About This

Jeff Pearlman

“Once upon a time, there lived a band of larger-than-life misfits who lorded over the NFL. Dirtbags! Castoffs! Has-beens! Deviants! You name ‘em, John Madden’s Raiders had ‘em. And, thanks to Richmond’s tireless reporting and vibrant prose, so does Badasses.”

Leigh Montville

“No NFL team ever strutted any better on the dark side than the Oakland Raiders of the 1970s. In Badasses, Peter Richmond chronicles the treacheries, debauchery, and yes, the winning, with appropriate literary gusto. Lock the doors, close the windows, send the kids tobed before reading.”

Robert Lipsyte

“I always thought the Raiders were bad, but I never realized how bad — and how good - until I read Peter Richmond’s smart, funny, rowdy tale.”

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