Originally written August 10, 2012 on Football Nation:
Any talk of the Oakland Raiders, even now, when the team has experienced some lean years, always brings to mind the rebels and mavericks that brought the Raiders glory and championships in earlier decades.  Some were (and still are) mean, nasty and universally despised.  Others were so talented that even opposing players and coaches gave their grudging respect and Raiders' faithful and football fans in general  worshipped them. So who were the five most hated and five most beloved men to don the silver and black?  Read on to find out. Most Loved: 5. Fred Biletnikoff (1965-1978) - It's pretty difficult to argue that a guy is unloved when the award for best college receiver is named after him.  It also helps that Biletnikoff had a career total 589 receptions for 8,974 yards, 76 TDs and 10 straight seasons with 40 or more receptions.  All this from a receiver whose prime was in an era when passing the ball was more of a gimmick meant to get more production from the ground g...
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