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Oakland Raided: NFL Franchise moves to Las Vegas

The Oakland Raiders are moving to Las Vegas, so let’s remember when Hunter S. Thompson tried to embed with the NFL’s strangest team…

The Oakland Raiders have been a thorn in the NFL’s side for decades. From pugnacious owner Al Davis to the team’s raucously rowdy fans and years of mediocrity, the Raiders reveled in being the league’s black sheep. And on the rare occasion when the team was competitive, like during the late 1970s and early ’80s when the franchise won three Super Bowls, the Silver and Black still seemed to thumb its collective nose at the league’s Brooks Brothers-outfitted executives on NYC’s Park Avenue.

Continue reading > Revisiting the History of the Oakland Raiders Courtesy of Hunter S. Thompson — Longreads

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