Thursday, December 01, 2005

Gear of The Week

After a game like this recent one, you can be forgiven for seeking solace in memories of past glories. Thus, I am selecting Stadium Stories: Oakland Raidersas my Gear of The Week.

This small 200-page book artfully recaps the legendary games and players that comprise the lore of the Oakland Raiders. It is written by Tom LaMarre, who was a Raiders beat writer for the Oakland Tribune during the 1970s. The general lack of historic Raiders literature makes this book all the more essential. It costs just $9.95—a perfect stocking stuffer for your favorite Raiders fan (including yourself).

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Anonymous Raider Nilbilly Boy said...

Quaketown ... If I were to read one of Tatums books which would you recommend?

1. They call me Assasin
2. They still call me Assasin
3. Final confessions of NFL Assasin

10:56 PM  
Blogger Raider Take said...

If I recall correctly, "Final Confessions" is simply the first two books reprinted in a single volume, with some extra parting thoughts. So you can't go wrong with that edition. Of the two orginal books, "They Call Me Assassin" was my preference.

7:14 AM  
Blogger NFL Adam said...

Has anybody read, "Don't worry, it is just a bruise?" It was the basis of the movie "Any Given Sunday."

11:24 AM  
Blogger Raider Take said...

I read "You're Okay, It's Just a Bruise" a while ago. As I recall, it's some pretty boy former Raiders team physician trying to expose the flexible ethics of NFL medicine (while absolving himself of complicity, of course). To his credit, I think he was ahead of the curve on sounding the alarm about steroids, and it includes some amusing anecdotes.

12:14 PM  
Blogger NFL Adam said...

It was good for what it was. Wayne Huezengua (sp?) did try to come off like he was above it all. But it is still something I would read today.

There were some good stories in that. I actually respected Jim Plunkett and felt he came out of that book pretty good.

12:24 PM  
Blogger Raider Take said...

NFL Adam, I'm glad that you haven't yet acted on your threat to stop reading Raider Take - it means we still have time to win you over to the Silver and Black (plus, we'd miss your commentary).

12:36 PM  
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