1 hr 13 min

Ep. 46: The Athletic’s Vic Tafur Talks Raiders & Other Mayhem Pass It Down

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Shortly before the start of his freshman year at UC Berkeley, Vic Tafur showed up for a meeting hosted by then-Daily Cal sports editor Mike Silver and volunteered to do a wheelchair-tennis story. Thirty-four years and many beers later, Tafur has survived his friendship with Silver to become a highly accomplished journalist, providing cutting-edge coverage of the Las Vegas Raiders and all things NFL for The Athletic. From Jon Gruden’s Plan C to Derek Carr’s future to Nelson Agholor’s late-season tirade, Tafur takes us on an all-access tour of Raider Nation--and cracks us up with soccer-dad stories, Twitter takedowns and an unvarnished explanation of why he can’t cheer the success of Cal’s Pac-12 rivals.

Shortly before the start of his freshman year at UC Berkeley, Vic Tafur showed up for a meeting hosted by then-Daily Cal sports editor Mike Silver and volunteered to do a wheelchair-tennis story. Thirty-four years and many beers later, Tafur has survived his friendship with Silver to become a highly accomplished journalist, providing cutting-edge coverage of the Las Vegas Raiders and all things NFL for The Athletic. From Jon Gruden’s Plan C to Derek Carr’s future to Nelson Agholor’s late-season tirade, Tafur takes us on an all-access tour of Raider Nation--and cracks us up with soccer-dad stories, Twitter takedowns and an unvarnished explanation of why he can’t cheer the success of Cal’s Pac-12 rivals.

1 hr 13 min

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