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I've been a die-hard raider fan since the 1970's. So it was with a great deal of excitement and anticipation that I got and listened to this audiobook. After doing so though, I have to say that I'm disappointed. Firstly, I was really hoping for a bunch of first-hand anecdotes about the players, teams, and organization. Unfortunately, so much of the stuff in there is superficial at best. When Flores talks about the players, he often says little more than that they were great, or fast, or strong, or whatever, and little else. Second, quite a bit of the beginning of the book is "wasted" talking about the Kansas City Chiefs of all things. Apparently Flores coached there or played there or whatever, and I simply don't care about that. Thirdly, the reader of the book was SO inappropriate. He has a really young, cocky type of voice, which was SO out of context when reading the words of the "old ball coach". The reader sounded very robotic at times as well.
There were a few nice little stories and interesting tidbits in this book, but you have to wade through so much boring, trivial, superficial type of stuff to get there. And they REALLY needed to get Flores to read this as apposed to some kid.
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I'm obviously biased as can listen to stories about football all-day, especially when it comes to the Oakland/LA Raiders...
I was a bit bummed out that there was not much mentioned about the beef between Al Davis & Marcus Allen though.