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One Knee Equals Two Feet: And Everything Else You Need to Know About Football

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With anecdotes and observations, and a minumum of technical terms, Madden gives us an insider’s view of the pains, pleasures, gossip, and people that make up America’s favorite sport. Madden is a former lineman and head coach for the Oakland Raiders. Anderson is a Pulitzer Prize-winning sports columnist and author. HC: Random House. (Nonfiction)

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Who’s your NFL mistress?(r/nfl)

The Raiders.

They’re just so cool. The uniforms, logo, and name are badass. I don’t know what it is, but the fact their colours are silver and black just really sticks with me. I remember watching one of the NFL Super Bowl champ rundown and they mentioned Al Davis always checking the uniforms to make sure they were silver, not grey.

On the topic, Al Davis was such a badass.

> He remains the only executive in NFL history to be an assistant coach, head coach, general manager, commissioner and owner.

  • He was also active in civil rights:

> refusing to allow the Raiders to play in any city where black and white players had to stay in separate hotels. He was the first NFL owner to hire an African American head coach and a female chief executive. He was also the second NFL owner to hire a Latino head coach.

  • His motto, ‘Just win, baby’.

  • John Madden coached them and reading his book was really fun.

  • Raider nation.

  • The Black Hole. Talk about intimidating.

  • Howie Long is one of my favourite ever players. Started after I read Maddens book.

  • Bo Jackson. I’m 21 and didn’t grow up in the States much, and I had vaguely heard of Bo. Watching his 30 for 30 was beautiful.

  • Seen as working class team with an aggressive play style (historically).


^^I ^^also ^^think ^^the ^^ ^^49ers ^^are ^^cool.


EDIT: For those interested, John Maddens book is called ‘One Knee Equals Two Feet’. Here’s a link for it on Amazon. It’s quite old, but still a stonking great read.

Also that word reminded me of the Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy. Buy it as well.

EDIT 2: “If you’re buying any of the books mentioned in these comments, Amazon has a physical book sale today. 30% off, use promo code HOLIDAY30” – thanks to /u/Mandarinez.

EDIT 3: If you’re interested in some Raider history check out Badasses: The Legend of Snake, Foo, Dr. Death, and John Madden’s Oakland Raiders by Peter Richmond. – thanks to /u/Imaygetyelledat.

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Hardcover

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John Madden

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1st

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Villard

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