Cheating Is Encouraged: A Hard-Nosed History of the 1970s by Mike Siani,Kristine Setting Clark

By Mike Siani,Kristine Setting Clark

Straight from the mouths of the legends of the Silver and Black, Cheating Is Encouraged recapitulates the various as notorious tales from the final staff to play “outlaw” football.

Regardless of no matter if you really liked or hated them, the Oakland Raiders of the Seventies have been an a laugh solid of outlaws, misfits, and anomalies that made up one of many maximum professional soccer groups in their period. The Raiders’ roster consisted of a suite of mavericks and rebels, a few with behavioral matters, resembling John “Tooz” Matuszak and Lyle Alzado, in addition to castoffs just like the getting older George Blanda and the sandlot participant Otis Sistrunk, who have been omitted or skipped over by way of different NFL groups. to claim that this workforce of outlaws had “attitude” will be a gross understatement. They have been the Oakland Raiders, the Silver and Black, and Al Davis’s dream of “Just win, baby.”

Gridiron characters (such because the Snake, Foo, the murderer, the Hit guy, Dr. demise, and so on) chronicle the infamous on- and off-the-field exploits, away-game adventures, and the party-hard attitudes which are mirrored within the team’s intimidating and glorified mixture of renegades. Cheating Is Encouraged defines an period that may purely be thought of the final days of “real soccer performed via actual men.”

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