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Colts-Raiders blacked out

By Jerry McDonald - NFL Writer
Thursday, December 23rd, 2010 at 3:15 pm in Oakland Raiders.

The Colts-Raiders game will be blacked out locally, the seventh time in eight home games in 2010 Oakland will not be televised in its home market.

No extension was requested.

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  • r8rwill

    first?

  • Just Fire Baby

    r8rwill Says:
    December 23rd, 2010 at 2:41 pm
    jfb, i want to commend you about your stance on j campbell.

    ************************************

    No commending needed, in fact might as well take the time to admit being wrong.

    The MO for him was good first halves and bad second halves. Good starts to the season, falls apart in November-December.

    Well this year, he has been much better in the 2nd half of games than the first, and was awful to start the year and has gradually gotten better (he still blew in the first half last week, but again was much better in the second half).

    I still find him far from a long-term answer, he never can even string together a consistant good month, better yet a season. But I would much rather have him than McNabb, Bruce, Palmer or a rookie in 2011.

    He has earned his slated raise next year, and really with a good last two games, maybe even an extra year or two are on the table.

  • F.All.Raider.Haters

    3rd

  • inonewordraider

    raiders winning still no packed house what gives? Hopefully season ticket holdership increases next year…

  • Nnamdi21

    Our lack of depth at DE and Scott’s injury may finally come to haunt us…

    http://www.raidernationstation.com/raider_war_room_3

    I hope King Richard shows up and plays. Hope he’s been getting the veteran courtesy of resting this late and isn’t hamstrung…

  • Nnamdi21

    4. To quote Chris Tucker from the movie Friday:

    “N**ga’s be broke these days!”

  • Plunketthead

    Bad economy. Lots of people just cannot afford the games

  • RaiderDebo

    Alex7 Says:
    December 23rd, 2010 at 2:29 pm
    Where’s Debo at?

    “QBs are only as good as their supporting cast,” he says??

    It’s weird when people make such absolute, incorrect statements.

    If QBs were only as good as their supporting casts, Rivers would have sucked this year with all of his WRs out. Brady would have struggled throwing to castoffs Woodhead, Julian Edelman, and Brandon Tate. Instead, both will get MVP votes.

    Peyton Manning is throwing to Blair White, Austin Collie, former nobody Jacob Tamme, and a formerly benched Pierre Garcon.

    Manning is about to set career highs in yards, while throwing his 2nd most career TDs.

    Matt Schaub beat us without Andre Johnson. He did just fine.

    Big Ben continues to throw well and win games with a garbage O-line.

    QBs ARE the system. No one misses a WR, or a TE, or a lineman, or a RB as much as they miss a QB.

    Kevin Kolb couldn’t turn that Eagles cast into points. Vick could.

    All Matt Flynn showed the other night is he’ll be a very good QB wherever he goes.
    @@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@

    You forgot to mention that Manning still has Pro Bowl wr Reggie Wayne. And in case you didn’t notice, the guy has struggled. He thre what, 11 picks and three games, four of them pick-sixes. Unlike the Colts of yesteryear, they’re fighting for their playoff lives with two games left.

    When it comes to Shaub, understand that when I say supporting cast, I’m not just talking about wrs. I’m talking about the running game and the defense as well. If my memory serves me correctly, Shaub’s running game, which features the league’s leading rusher Arian Foster, kicked the schitt out of us that day. Didn’t even need to pass. Too bad his D sucks so bad or maybe he’d sniff the playoffs for the 1st time in his career.

    Brady still has Welker, a great scheme and Belichek as his coach. They’ve managed to stay ahead of the NFL for years (gag), with or without Brady. 11-5 with Matt Cassel in 2008 is all you need to know.

    No QB in the NFL gets more help from his defense than Big Ben. Won’t try to take too much away from him because he creates something out of nothing a lot of the time. But the guy has not been lighting it up lately. Just look at the Baltimore game a couple of weeks ago. He can afford mistakes because the D will cover him. And I’ll take Ward, Wallace over any of the receivers on our roster. The supporting cast is EVERYTHING.

  • DKnight007

    Surprising…I thought they would be an extension.

    However, I heard there were no major promotions offered for this game, like the KC game….so that probably had an effect.

  • DKnight007

    Here is a TE with some nice measurables the Raiders should look at in the middle rounds of the draft. Hope he can block and has soft hands though.

    http://www.draftcountdown.com/ScoutingReports/TE/Schuylar-Oordt.php

  • RaiderDebo

    Alex7 Says:
    December 23rd, 2010 at 3:17 pm
    There’s Debo!

    I don’t know Jamarcus as well as you might, Debo.

    What has he done to demonstrate that he’s intelligent?

    Majored in “general studies”, didn’t understand the value of hard work or film study, missed NFL time to do real estate stuff he could have done online or with professional help, dabbled with drugs.

    He’s smart? Maybe nice. But smart?
    @@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@

    He demonstrated intelligence by kicking ass at the most cerebral position in sports since he was a freshman in HS. You don’t get recruited to college football’s national champion and during your time there, put a body of work together that gets you drafted #1 overall at QB if you’re not damn smart.

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

    Plunkethead and Nnamdi,

    If the economy’s to blame for the empty seats, what do you guys blame for the empty seats before the 2008 crash? What do you blame for the empty seats in the 1999 season, when America was in its most prosperous time in history?

  • DKnight007

    7.Plunketthead Says:
    December 23rd, 2010 at 3:32 pm
    Bad economy. Lots of people just cannot afford the games

    ^^^^^^
    Plus the day after XMas doesn’t help and there were no major promotions offered in this game like the KC game.

    My bro looked at getting tickets and he said he can get 4 in the upper deck for 55 bucks each??

    When the game is not even sold out?? Come on…

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

    Ah, I don’t even want to read your guys’ b.s. answer. Don’t bother. Goodbye. I’ll be back in a week or so when this season is finally put out of its miser and we’re discussing the lockout.

  • Just Fire Baby

    I know we all love and have old school ties and memory to the coliseum, but they need a new stage.

    There has been studies on how new stadiums always bring an increase in attendance, and because of the increase in the home-field advantage, improves the W-L category.

    Not sure how it would get financed, but if they floated debt on it, the Raiders would probably get a higher credit rating than the current one for the state.

  • alex7

    Umm, Debo…

    Ben has something called an ankle injury the last month.

    Yet the Defense…is somehow responsible for Ben’s passing efficiency. Ok.

    That team went from a run-dominant team to a passing team when Ben showed up. I’m sure that’s because of the defense too.

  • alex7

    And Debo,

    Matt Cassell as your example of a system being more important than the actual QB? Cassell happens to be…what’s the phrase…a really good QB. Have you missed out on his awesome season this year?

    And you mention the running game as part of the equation for a QB, yet it works against you with Manning as he’s had no running game for YEARS since Edgerrin left town. He’s setting a CAREER HIGH this year for passing yards throwing to a 32-year old Wayne and a bunch of scrubs.

    What got the Vikings into the NFC championship last year and their coach fired this year? Their same exact system? The same O-Line? Same Peterson? Same coach?

    Oh yeah, QB play.

    What’s making Norv Turner look like a great coach? Oh yeah, QB play.

    It’s a QB league.

  • alex7

    Oh, your boy Belichick was 0-2 in his awesome Patriots system until a guy named Tom Brady took the reigns week 3 in 2001.

    QB play.

  • Just Fire Baby

    QB is the most important position in football with nothing else coming even close.

    I put the D-line as #2.

  • Nnamdi21

    8. Not to mention all of the injuries the Colts have had to their O weapons this year.

  • alex7

    Intelligence does not equal being able to outrun a bunch of random high school kids, and throwing the ball far. He played well at LSU, as does almost every single QB there.

    Russell is not an intelligent person. Please look at the whole, and not the fact he could play a little QB at the college level, while ignoring the rest of his unintelligent life.

    The guy couldn’t even put meaningful thoughts together when he was interviewed.

    I’m pretty sure that’s all Kiffin needed to hear (a pre-draft interview, coupled with his non-studious habits) before realizing this guy was not someone to lead a team.

  • DKnight007

    12.The Real MaddenRaider Says:
    December 23rd, 2010 at 3:37 pm
    Plunkethead and Nnamdi,

    If the economy’s to blame for the empty seats, what do you guys blame for the empty seats before the 2008 crash? What do you blame for the empty seats in the 1999 season, when America was in its most prosperous time in history?

    ^^^^^^^^
    PSL’S??

    LOL!

  • DKnight007

    19.Just Fire Baby Says:
    December 23rd, 2010 at 3:49 pm
    QB is the most important position in football with nothing else coming even close.

    I put the D-line as #2.

    ^^^^^^^^^
    Most important positions in football rankings:

    1. QB
    2. O-Line
    3. D-Line
    4. LB’s

  • DKnight007

    My bro looked at getting tickets and he said he can get 4 in the upper deck for 55 bucks each?

    When the game is not even sold out?? Come on…

    WTF?

  • alex7

    The Oakland stadium might be the ugliest in pro football.

    Nicely outdated 1980s “jumbo” tron the size of some of our flat-screens.

    Middle of an ugly industrious area with not much to walk to.

    Zero perks for kids, expensive as can be.

  • Raiders for life

    The Real MaddenRaider Says:
    December 23rd, 2010 at 3:39 pm
    Ah, I don’t even want to read your guys’ b.s. answer. Don’t bother. Goodbye. I’ll be back in a week or so when this season is finally put out of its miser and we’re discussing the lockout
    #######

    I’m gonna laugh if you have to suffer through another couple weeks of this season!!!!!

  • M Lonetree

    JustFB,

    agreed here with DKnight. O-line ahead of D-line. Brady in Detroit would’ve equaled short career and no accolades. No mobility and no protection.
    Peyton on the other hand would’ve endured longer. Immobile but tougher. Shrug. Hell hath no fury like an inadequate O-line.

  • alex7

    Random draft prediction:

    Either:

    Panthers’ Clausen looks halfway decent next two weeks;
    Cardinals trade up with them and draft Andrew Luck.

    or

    Bengals draft Luck, let go of Palmer, Owens, Chad, and maybe even Benson in a “rebuilding” purge that saves cheap owner Brown $30 million.

    If scenario 2 plays out, Davis can’t help himself but bring 2 of those cut players in here.

  • DKnight007

    25.alex7 Says:
    December 23rd, 2010 at 4:02 pm
    The Oakland stadium might be the ugliest in pro football.

    Nicely outdated 1980s “jumbo” tron the size of some of our flat-screens.

    Middle of an ugly industrious area with not much to walk to.

    Zero perks for kids, expensive as can be.

    ^^^^^^^^
    Candlestick is way worse than the Coliseum….and it’s not even close.

  • alex7

    Can’t say I’ve been to Candlestick, DKnight.

    What does it do worse?

  • M Lonetree

    Alex,

    you exhibit the microencephaly of certain other diatribers here. got a bit o’ KiffinRaider and Lil’ Rico in you do ya? This world world is full of those who contribute nothing of value to anyone. That is the way the human race.
    You can always pi$$ on yourself and tell youraelf that it is a Pineapple Express rain.

  • RaiderDebo

    Alex7 Says:
    December 23rd, 2010 at 3:45 pm
    Umm, Debo…

    Ben has something called an ankle injury the last month.

    Yet the Defense…is somehow responsible for Ben’s passing efficiency. Ok.

    That team went from a run-dominant team to a passing team when Ben showed up. I’m sure that’s because of the defense too.
    @@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@

    If it’s not about the D, how the hell did the steelers go 3-1 to start the season with Batch/Dixion/Leftwich???? And one of those wins was against the NFC’s #1 seed!

  • tuckrulefool

    CHARGERS ELIMINATED ON SUNDAY:

    1. SD LOSS @ CINN
    2. RAIDERS WIN VS.IND

  • alex7

    Debo,

    the QB play in those first 4 games was atrocious.

    Your original point was that somehow the D enhances QB play in Pittsburgh.

  • GoodOle00

    33. Gawd willin’.

    Listen, Cincy with Benson is not going tobe a push over.

    Benson may have been right about the O being tailored to T.O. being a mistake.

    He s gonna run with a chip on sunday

  • nrek510

    Question. Was there any away games that were not televised?