The 2015 NFL season doesn't kick off for more than a month, but the Raider Nation is ready. Bend's own DJ Raider Mystic, who founded the Bend Oregon Raider Nation (BORN) in 2013, recently released a Raider Nation mixtape for the upcoming football season.
Fans of the Oakland Raiders are somewhat notorious. GQ once called them the "fourth worst" football fans in the nation, describing them as "Hell-raisers, gangbangers, and inveterate knife-lickers all of whom firmly believe that skipping town for an away game is well worth the parole violation." The only worse fans: West Virginia University Mountaineers (who?) and Philadelphia Eagles and Phillies fans (so much for brotherly love).
But Mystic has said that the fans' enthusiasm is often misconstrued by the media. Check out the video for his mixtape below and make your own decision. The mixtape comes out September 2015.
Erin is the Source Weekly's Associate Editor. Before moving to Bend in 2013, Erin worked as a writer and editor for publications in Portland including PQ Monthly and Just Out. He has also written for the Willamette Week, El Hispanic News, Travel Portland, OUT City, Boston magazine and the Taunton Daily Gazette...