Download e-book for iPad: Better to Reign in Hell: Inside the Raiders Fan Empire by Jim Miller,Kelly Mayhew

By Jim Miller,Kelly Mayhew

The silver-and-black-clad Oakland Raiders lovers are the main infamous in American expert activities, with a mythic attractiveness for cursing, consuming, brawling, and customarily wreaking mayhem. The devotion of the team’s multiracial, mostly blue-collar supporters runs deep, making a profound feel of group. As Jim Miller and Kelly Mayhew exhibit during this hair-raising and interesting new booklet, the self-described Raider kingdom, smitten with its outlaw mystique, presents a gritty substitute to California’s sunshine-and-granola image.

Over the process the harrowing 2003 season, Miller and Mayhew explored the truth in the back of the parable and interviewed legions of rabid Raiders fans—from suburban households to bikers—while attending video games within the “Black gap” (the rowdiest part in Oakland’s stadium), frequenting activities bars, and crashing tailgate events. that includes the intense images of Joseph A. Blum, Better to Reign in Hell is either a rollicking story of obsessive fandom and a desirable research of the intersection of sophistication, race, gender, and group in specialist sports.


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