Raider Nation’s back! Now pour me another one.
on September 15, 2009
The late Hunter S. Thompson – no stranger to depravity himself – once called Oakland Raiders fans, “beyond doubt the sleaziest and rudest and most sinister mob of thugs and wackos ever assembled in such numbers under a single ‘roof,’ so to speak, anywhere in the English-speaking world.“
Oakland North caught up with Raider Nation at the Coliseum before Monday’s opening night for the 2009 Silver and Black. The evening ended in a 24-20 defeat to the visiting San Diego Chargers, but pregame, it was a parking lot party as fans swilled suds, smoked buds, and discussed their expectations for the new season as well as what Raiders fandom means to them.
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