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RAIDER NATION: BEHIND THE MAKEUP

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Phyllis Wright, 51

Photograph By Matthias Clamer for ESPN The Magazine

AKA: BlitzChick
Livermore, Calif.
Officer with the U.S. federal courts
Character est.: 1996
Prep time: 30 to 45 minutes

"We were playing the Rams, and Tony Banks had happy feet, so I kept yelling 'blitz!' -- I knew that if he'd roll out, we'd sack him. On offense, I saw the defense shift and yelled 'Watch out for the blitz!' So these two bikers behind me started calling me 'the crazy blitz chick,' and it stuck. But the guys are great to me. The best way I can describe Raider Nation: If you're a fan, you're family. There's absolutely no sexism, racism or any type of negative 'ism.' We accept everybody."