Better to Reign in Hell: Inside the Raiders Fan Empire
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Better to Reign in Hell: Inside the Raiders Fan Empire

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A season with the infamous fans of the football team everyone loves to hate.

"[B]eyond doubt the sleaziest and rudest and most sinister mob of thugs and whackos ever assembled in such numbers under a single "roof," so to speak, anywhere in the English-speaking world."—Hunter S. Thompson on Raiders fans

The silver-and-black-clad Oakland Raiders fans are the most notorious in...more
Hardcover, 336 pages
Published September 15th 2005 by New Press, The
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Joe Perez
Even if you're not a fan of football, you'll come to appreciate the collection of interviews of folks that share the passion for being fans of the Oakland Raiders. Miller does a nice job of showcasing just exactly why the Raiders, despite their struggles to win on the field, have such a strong and fiercely loyal fan base; he highlights how the team has, over its fifty year existence, has evolved into a BRAND, and how that brand has grown to represent a rebellious and free spirited attitude. Cons...more
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Jim Miller is a native San Diegan and a graduate of the MFA program at San Diego State University. In addition to his MFA in Fiction, Miller has a Ph.D. in American Culture Studies from Bowling Green State University. He is a founding member of the San Diego Writers Collec...more
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