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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.


Click the audio player to hear from Raiders fans.

1 Comment

  1. inonewordraider on September 16, 2009 at 9:55 am

    I say it every year but it’s actually true this year, WERE BAAACCCCKKK! Raider fans have been waiting 6 years for a competetive team and everybody that’s a football fan that’s not a Raider fan hates the Raiders so we’ve been ragged on for 6 years but finally were gonna have our revenge. GO RAIDERS

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