Raiders Nation DVD tell the Raiders fans story

What makes Raider fans so unique? That's the topic explored in Raider Nation, the new documentary about pro football's #1 fans. Filmed during the 2002 season, Raider Nation captures the pre-game rituals, post-game parties, and of course, tailgating. <BR><BR>

Presented by Rise Above Entertainment, Raider Nation is the first documentary of its kind. The producer and director is Leonard Spoto, who spoke with hundreds of Raiders Fans in making the film. "I can't quite put my finger on why there's so much passion in Oakland as compared to other NFL cities," says Spoto. "I think it has to do with a combination of things. It has to do with the mystique. The Raiders, more than any other team, have the ‘bad boy' image. I think a lot of people identify with that in Oakland because it is a blue collar town."

Spoto is torn as to what the Raiders should do for 2004. "It's tough. There's been a lot of injuries. It's tough to see a team go from being so good one season, to just imploding the next season. I can't imagine (Head coach Bill) Callahan being there for too much longer."

Spoto says the spirit of the Raiders fans hasn't changed during the current losing season. "It's raining. The team is sucking ass. But the fans are still camping out. You have to love it. That's is what is neat to me. It's like what one Raider fan, "Blitz Chick," says, win, lose or tie, Raiders ‘till I die."

For more information on the documentary, go to Raider Nation can be purchased on line at, or by calling 1-800-727-6689.

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