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Raiders Fans Not Worst in America



    Raiders Fans Not Worst in America
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    SAN DIEGO, CA - DECEMBER 5: A fan of the Oakland Raiders looks on during their NFL game at Qualcomm Stadium on December 5, 2010 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Donald Miralle/Getty Images)

    When it's a "Worst Sports Fans" list and you're up against Philadelphia, you're pretty well screwed out of topping that list.

    And GQ magazine apparently doesn't think too highly/lowly of Oakland Raiders fans, either, ranking them fourth in the nation.

    In what must have been a down-to-the-wire, knife-fight of a process, the Phillies and Eagles top the list, with the Phanatics taking the top spot. In third place? The West Virginia University Mountaineers (just in time for March Madness, too).

    And then come the Raiders. Which is odd because Raiders fans have basically been violating two major metro regions for decades: Oakland as well as Los Angeles. One would think they'd get points for that sort of legacy.

    To quote the mag:

    ...the Silver and Black have attracted an unholy fan base of 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.

    Not to worry, though, because the LA Lakers made the list, too. Click here for the entire list.