8 in HIGH x 10 in WIDE
(20.32 cm HIGH x 25.40 cm WIDE)
The Oakland Tribune Collection, the Oakland Museum of California. Gift of ANG Newspapers

Silver and Black, Raiders Exhibit, September 1995-January 1996

Clipping on the back, "Nov. 2, 1981--Ted Hendricks is about to interrupt Steve Grogan's train of thought." Another "Aug. 3, 1984--Ted Hendricks (83) spent his career harassing QBs." Photo shows Hendrics (83) about to tackle the quaterback of the New England Patriots during a game. From exhibition label: "RAIDER RENEGADES --The Raiders collection of castoffs and colorful characters, such as John Matuszak, above, and Ted Hendricks (83) below, endeared the team to East Bay fans, but made the players villains throughtout the rest of the NFL. Matuszak, a Kansas City castoff, perhaps spent more time in East Bay night spots than in working out-'Cruisin' with the Tooz'- he called it. Hendricks, a former Colt and Packer before his Raider years, once rode a horse into a training camp practice session. Cornerback Skip thomas once placed a board against a Santa Rosa fence, hoping to use it as a ramp to jump ove rthe barrier on his motorcycle. (Coach Madden stopped the Evil Kneival-like attempt.) Raider players seemed capable of almost anything. 'Everywhere else I've played, I've been know as colorful,' Hendricks said. 'But around here I'm quite boring.' Fans in Kansas City and Pittsburgh hated the Raiders. Steeler coach Chuck Knoll once referred to a Raider duo as part of 'the criminal element' of the NFL. But al Davis continued to welcome seeming misfits from other teams. 'We don't prejudge players,' he said. 'A guy has to prove he can't get along with us.' As for the players' off-the-field condust: 'It's what you do on Sunday, ' Davis said."

Used: Oakland Tribune

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