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by George Kimball,Craig Parker


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Craig Parker captures the Oakland Raiders' scene perfectly: bikers in black, and their women can knock you . I want to start out saying that I'm a Packer fan through and through, and I'm really not that interested in Raider's football.

Craig Parker captures the Oakland Raiders' scene perfectly: bikers in black, and their women can knock you out too. -Dave Newhouse, Oakland Tribune. Having said that, I found this book to be genuinely funny, brutally honest, and a fine read. It didn't turn me into a Raider fan (that can never happen to a true Cheesehead), but I learned a lot more about the team I consider to be "The team America loves to hate. Congratulations, Craig, on a job well done.

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Football's Blackest Hole : A Fan's Perspective. Take this super bowl and shove IT. At least that's what Oakland Raiders' fan Craig Parker thinks. A card-carrying member of Raider Nation, Parker adds a new chapter to the written history of the Silver and Black.

Football’s Blackest Hole by Craig Parker. George Kimball spent 25 years as a sports columnist for the Boston Herald and in 1986 received the Nat Fleischer Award for Excellence in Boxing Journalism. The Regulation of Boxing: a history and comparative analysis of policies among American states by Robert Rodriguez. He has covered more than 350 title bouts, and is the author of Only Skin Deep and Sunday's Fools. He lives in New York City.

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He wrote the forewords to Football’s Blackest Hole by Craig Parker and The Regulation of Boxing by Robert Rodriguez. His work has appeared in a dozen newspapers and in nearly 40 different magazines.

Craig Parker played Haldir of Lórien and voiced the orcs Gothmog and Guritz in the movies. Craig Parker (born November 12, 1970 in Suva, Fiji) is a New Zealand actor, was based in the United Kingdom for some time, but has since returned to New Zealand. He is most famous for his role as Haldir of Lórien in The Lord of the Rings film trilogy.

TAKE THIS SUPER BOWL AND SHOVE IT. At least that's what Oakland Raiders' fan Craig Parker thinks. A card-carrying member of Raider Nation, Parker adds a new chapter to the written history of the Silver and Black. Writing from the too often dismissed perspective of the dedicated fan, Parker gives voice to the hopes, fears, prejudices, and fantasies of not only the usual suspects in the Black Hole, but also of the ordinary folks at home on the couch. Against the backdrop of the nearly triumphant 2002 season, Parker gloats over victories, agonizes over defeats, and exchanges insults with opposing fans (The Denver Donkies?). He recounts in detail the greatest wins in Raider history, and provides imaginative but sincere excuses for the biggest losses (The "Immaculate Deception"). Ever the paranoiac, he explains Raider Mystique and the rule changes adopted by the NFL to counter it. Boston Herald sportswriter George Kimball states: "Parker, in any case, writes very well, has a sharp eye for detail, and remembers more than just about any sportswriter I could name." From Parker's viewpoint, Raiders football is not just a game; it's a way of life. Family loyalty is the cardinal virtue: respect Al Davis, love all current Raiders, and honor the memory of the past. Parker maintains an edgy but positive attitude throughout the book. He extols the Raiders' dedication to excellence, their emphasis on teamwork, and their amazing ability to overcome adversity brought on (mostly) by forces outside the organization. In Parker's world, even in defeat, the Raiders honor the game of football and their dedicated followers. This book is a must read for Raider fans, as well as other football fans seeking comfort in numbers. It justifies being a fan. It reminds us of our darkest thoughts, our wildest fantasies. It brings back the glorious past, and it raises our hopes for the future.

Comments: (6)

Freaky Hook
Good and fun stories.
Gold as Heart
Horribly written. But it IS about the Raiders, so how bad can it be?
WtePSeLNaGAyko
I want to start out saying that I'm a Packer fan through and through, and I'm really not that interested in Raider's football. Having said that, I found this book to be genuinely funny, brutally honest, and a fine read.

It didn't turn me into a Raider fan (that can never happen to a true Cheesehead), but I learned a lot more about the team I consider to be "The team America loves to hate."

Congratulations, Craig, on a job well done. Sorry about the Raiders (and the Packers) seasons this year, but it is more fodder for the next one to come.

Next time, write a book about the greatest team and organization in all of sports...say it with pride...The Green Bay Packers!
Nilasida
This book is great when the author just talks about the Raiders and the history but the game to game details I basically skimmed over. After you read one game analysis (not that they are bad or anything) you have kind of read them all.

Being a Raiders fan it's not that I didn't enjoy the book but it's like this whole Gannon (who I think is just a KC Chief plant designed to destroy the Raiders from within) and Rice (aargh, an annoying 49er in Raider colors, something is not right there) era--it just falls short of being truly great.
Kagrel
This book had its amusing moments, bringing back both childhood and recent memories. Unfortunately, the book was in serious need of editing. Missing periods, typos, and constantly-changing names were a problem throughout the book. Perhaps this publisher doesn't want to spend on having someone carefully read over the manuscripts before publishing them, which is a shame because it detracts from the book's merits.
Nuadabandis
This is perhaps the best Raider book that I've ever read. The only thing that kept me from giving it five stars were the several attacks on President Bush. Other than that, this is a must-read for any Raider fan!
Football's Blackest Hole: A Fan's Perspective download epub
Humor
Author: George Kimball,Craig Parker
ISBN: 1583940928
Category: Humor & Entertainment
Subcategory: Humor
Language: English
Publisher: Frog Books (August 1, 2003)
Pages: 264 pages