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It’s official: Rams-Raiders blacked out locally

The Raiders announced tickets had not sold out 72 hours in advance and the game would be blacked out locally.

The grisly details:

– Eight straight blackouts, the last home televised game being last season’s 24-20 loss to San Diego in Week 1.

– First blackout of a home opener since 2004, when the Raiders drew 53,610 for a 13-10 win over Buffalo. Subsequent home openers against Kansas City, San Diego, Detroit, Denver and then San Diego again were all televised locally.

Note: In a previous post, I mistakenly said the Detroit game had been blacked out. It was televised locally.

– The Raiders have had 44 games on television and 77 blackouts since moving back to Oakland in 1995.

More to come . . .

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Jerry McDonald - NFL Writer

  • Norco Bob

    Maybe bring the radio outside?…have a little tailgate in the driveway? Knight,..you at the game sunday?…lol

  • Norco Bob

    What section you in this sunday old man?

  • http://blackhillsphoto.com/sturgis-weddings/black-hills-weddings.jpg Dakota

    http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_g3IRMXdaMFc/R_4rt8xECmI/AAAAAAAAAy0/cFM0IZ01XIU/s400/midget.jpg

    Norco’s tailgate party….the one in spandex shorts is Norco.

  • Norco Bob

    Come by my tailgate,..brian will be there,..lots of people, booze, beer, pot, pills…barbeque,…beats the heck out of hangin in front of a grocery store or an old mans barber shop…lol.

  • Norco Bob

    Poor Dakota,..has to live in the Badlands, away from civilization…can only dream of being out here…lol.

  • http://Noknuckleheads! 909RaiderLifer

    Sadly, they could use the set up the A’s use, with the upper deck seats covered with tarps, and 1/2 the seats in Mt. Davis folded up and still have trouble selling out….

  • Norco Bob

    When you have no other alternative, but still want to live in America, you go to the Dakotas…thats a fact, not an opinion. Sorry bud. :(

  • Kirk

    I just can’t get over an NFL quarterback being too cowardly to run for a first down.

    WTF?

  • http://blackhillsphoto.com/sturgis-weddings/black-hills-weddings.jpg Dakota

    Norco Bob Says:
    September 16th, 2010 at 3:27 pm
    Poor Dakota,..has to live in the Badlands, away from civilization…can only dream of being out here…lol.

    ____________

    lol….shhhhh, an indian war party is nearby…I better cut my high speed internet smoke signal connection and get back to the cave!

    See ya tomorrow!

  • Norco Bob

    Your teepee reeks dude,..hose it down. Yuk.

  • Norco Bob

    If you ever get a job, save a few bucks, move to civilization,..then you wont have to be jealous of people like me with lots of money and live in Gods country…hang in there.

  • Norco Bob

    Headin to Mont Bleu to do a couple parlay cards,…I will post them, my 4-spots, later tonight if Im on,…cya!

  • DKnight007

    Norco Bob Says:
    September 16th, 2010 at 3:25 pm
    Maybe bring the radio outside?…have a little tailgate in the driveway? Knight,..you at the game sunday?…lol

    ^^^^^^^
    If I get a ticket….I’m there….a couple of buddies having BBQ’s…where is yours going to be at?

  • PurpleDrank81

    I thought we had a bet going on RMR?????

  • http://www.car.org KoolKell

    Back in the day…….wow, I would have never thought the Raiders would be in this….situation.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I3ng4yHw2xk&feature=PlayList&p=E565EF0DE2F587FA&playnext= Raider75

    Where does the NFL Network come up with the garbage people they put on the air…

    Sterling Sharpe? Brian Baldinger?

    What a couple of total douchebag f’n retards. Absolutely horrible television.

  • DKnight007

    KoolKell Says:
    September 16th, 2010 at 3:35 pm
    Back in the day…….wow, I would have never thought the Raiders would be in this….situation.

    ^^^^^^^
    Yeah it’s sad.

    Al Davis sure knows how to screw it all up doesn’t he?

  • lefty12

    KK,I’ll see the game one way or another,the black-out doesn’t really bother me.I’d just like to know how big the black-out problem is affecting the whole league.With ticket prices the way they are and the economy in the mess it is in,how is it affecting all the teams.Just general information that is all.

  • http://aldavissucks.blogspot.com/ The Real MaddenRaider

    Now you’re a “shut in” if you don’t blow your money on the Raiders. Good one, Bob.

  • http://www.car.org KoolKell

    Lefty

    Are you within a 100 miles?

  • http://aldavissucks.blogspot.com/ The Real MaddenRaider

    # Norco Bob Says:
    September 16th, 2010 at 3:26 pm

    Come by my tailgate,..brian will be there,..lots of people, booze, beer, pot, pills…barbeque,…beats the heck out of hangin in front of a grocery store or an old mans barber shop…lol.

    ……………….

    And you wonder why people would rather be in Dakota. I’d rather have my teeth pulled than watch a bunch of spoiled, trust fund babies from the burbs get drunk and moronic at a Raider game. That comment was the best advertisement to move to the country I’ve ever seen. Real estate agents across the pan handle should copy and paste it to their web pages.

  • DKnight007

    lefty12 Says:
    September 16th, 2010 at 3:43 pm
    KK,I’ll see the game one way or another,the black-out doesn’t really bother me.I’d just like to know how big the black-out problem is affecting the whole league.With ticket prices the way they are and the economy in the mess it is in,how is it affecting all the teams.Just general information that is all.

    ^^^^^^^
    Goodell admitted that the NFL is aware that ticket sales are decreasing this year.

  • lefty12

    KK,as a fan of the league,I’d like to know.Is it becoming a league wide problem or is it isolated to a few cities?Will the league have a problem if black-outs become more frequent in many cities?How might they affect the CBA being negotiated?These are just a few of the questions fans could be concerned about.

  • DKnight007

    Upload the game for free at…

    ATDHE.NET

  • DKnight007

    The blacouts are a League Wide problem actually.

    Even some good teams have problems selling out home games unless the team picks up the tab and gives the tickets away….which good and bad teams do….like the Niners and Chargers so they can lift the blackout last minute.

    Teams that do not consistently sell out home games unless the team picks up the tab:

    Miami
    Jacksonville
    Rams
    Carolina
    Raiders
    Buffalo
    Tampa Bay
    Chargers
    Chiefs
    Arizona
    Atlanta
    Niners

  • Darkside666

    Would not be surprised in the least if we don’t sell out ONE game this year.. MAYBE the Colts game, but only because of their bandwagon fanbase and/or Peyton knob-gobblers..

  • El Gato Negro

    Just announced on ESPN that the Chargers game is a blackout this weekend.

  • big pep

    i think titans dont black out because the city promised sell out games in their agreement to bring the titans to nashville, so if you go to snatchville and stay, eat, and party you are paying for their tickets. one way or another. being the reason bud adams got told to get the fk out of houston. and i think the mayor told him to win a super bowl then we can talk, biatch.

  • ajoakrader

    I will watch the game i have sunday ticket. thats the best thing not living in oakland anymore. i live in temecula, ca. no blackout for me on sundays no matter where my boys play.

    Go Raiders!!!!!!

  • ajoakrader

    We will win the game the offensive line will play better. Campbell will show why we traded for him. we should win the next 6 games before the bye week. the schedule looks good for us.

  • ajoakrader

    whats up with nick miller not returning punts i don’t like JLH returning kicks. we need punt returners like the chiefs, i mean the chumps.

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  • Just Win Baby

    I wouldn’t buy a ticket to watch them play either. I can barely stand to watch them for free on the internet. It’s painful.

  • psj3809

    I cant believe fans dont go to the home opener. Living in the UK and being a Raider fan for 25 years i would LOVE to go to every single home game win or lose.

    If somehow the Raiders started winning then all the fickle fans would go to the games. Yeah its frustrating losing but you cant just give up even after all this time. Look at Patriot fans, 1-15 under Rod Rust, didnt sell out games, the second they start winning they sell it out every week.

    Stay strong, things will turn around (just hope soon)

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