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Thursday, May 04, 2006

Oakland Raiders Legend Michael Dotterer's Advice To The New Raider Draftees - Video

Oakland Raiders running back Michael Dotterer -- who was also on the Stanford team that lost to Cal because of "The Play" in the 1982 Big Game -- has been my friend for about 11 years now. He played for the Silver and Black during their LA years and was part of the 1984 Super Bowl Championship Team. He is also one of only 24 two-sport all stars in Stanford University history.

During my trip to the NFL Draft, I asked Mike if I could do a kind of walking interview of him and his advice for the Raiders newest draftees on the eve of the NFL Draft. He was more than happy to allow this. The result is a talk and walk through Midtown Manhattan on the way to dinner at The 21 Club restaurant. My favorite.

Along the way, Mike reveals that his Raiders roommate was none other than the legendary Lyle Alzado, a true character and so much in the Raider mold it's easy to forget he played for the Denver Broncos. Mike also instructs rookies to listen.

We covered a lot of ground and in more ways than one.

Here's my conversation with Michael Dotterer:


Anonymous said...

Mike was not a legend!! Maybe in his ego'd mind. To be a legend you have to put in 7 years. He was a benchwarmer.

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