"On the Raiders, there was a value placed on this notion of having fun," Benson told me. "It was such standard fare.. to be a little bit crazy… to have fun. To have real fun and have real fun on an all-the-time basis. We always had more fun than whomever we played, during the week, and during the game. I’ve taken on other things in life [including four years in the Minnesota state Senate] and still find it to be true: whoever has the most fun usually wins."
Or, as tight end Bob Moore, a Stanford guy, put it to me, summing up his Raider years, “Seven days a week, it was as much fun as a human being could have and still stay alive.”
From Peter Richmond’s Badasses: The Legend of Snake, Foo, Dr. Death and John Madden’s Oakland Raiders.(via commitmenttoexcellence)