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Part 8: The end of the party

In Part 8 of his series on the 1977 Raiders, Pat Toomay laments the end of an era for the defending Super Bowl champs.

Originally Published: October 21, 2002
By Pat Toomay | Special to Page 2

Editor's Note: In Part 7 of his series on playing with the defending Super Bowl champion Oakland Raiders, Toomay described how he failed as "Keeper of the Tooz," and how John Matuszak's subsequent problem behavior had everybody worried about the Silver and Black's chances of winning back-to-back Super Bowls.

Having failed in my duties as "Keeper of the Tooz," the job next fell to a young staffer, a street-smart kid off the streets of New York whose family connections, I believe, had landed ...

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