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Raiders-Chiefs game will be televised

Sunday’s game between the Raiders and Kansas City Chiefs will be televised locally, a Raiders spokesman said.
The Raiders on Thursday were granted a one-day extension in an effort to sell enough tickets to satisfy the league’s blackout policy. The Raiders reached the 85 percent threshold in time to avert a second blackout this season.
This marks the seventh time in eight games this season that the Raiders will be televised. The figure stands at 15 of 16 over the past two seasons.

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  • DKnight007

    eastoaklandraider Says:
    December 15th, 2012 at 10:02 pm

    CP3,DMAAC,HUE=PLAYOFFS.

    ^^^^^^^^
    With a REAL DC also!

  • 2romes

    Did the 3 draft picks account for the 3 games the Raiders won. Just great!! It take 11 player playing good at the same time to do at bit better. Ok, I will take that a face valve. Are the players DA/ picked making the team better?

  • lefty12

    1143-you mean the guys DA tried to hire but was denied the opportunity to even interview.

  • lefty12

    2romes-Reggie gets the players,not DA.

  • 2romes

    I always have and always will support the Raiders.That is what I am doing now protecting them from lame duck management that can continue to lose games with consequence.
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    1149.jackasspuria Says:
    December 15th, 2012 at 10:03 pm
    2romes

    Never stated that I ‘wanted’ your support.

    You have to make that decision for yourself.

    Jump off or stay on the train.

    I, for better or worse, am staying on.

    Watched the team for too many years to simply leave.

  • lefty12

    Alias,you are better than that,come on man.

  • jackasspuria

    2romes

    It’s what any Raider fan would do.

    But the sad reality is we as fans have very little say in terms of a team’s management.

    Sure, we can avoid buying a ticket and not attend a game live at O.Co Coliseum, but, in the end, the owner is going to do what he sees fit, regardless of the fan base.

    I have seen this through the many years of being a Raider fan.

  • 2romes

    The/ was to included Reggie. Dennis does have some influences over the picks. Did some of you not blame Hue for picking palmer?

  • DKnight007

    McK should have let Hue work with his Palmer pick for at least a year before prematurely getting rid of him.

    A blunder by Davis and McK.

  • DKnight007

    GG Says:
    December 14th, 2012 at 5:45 pm

    lefty12 Says:
    December 14th, 2012 at 5:27 pm

    GG,they saw what was there wasn’t good enough to mold into a winning team so they made changes and will continue to do so.

    ========

    That’s what they lead you to believe, including Cork etc who toe the company line always spreading that seed of thought.

    But what was here, and in VERY ADVERSE situation the previous two seasons (lockout, no training camp, al’s passing, starting QB down, RB down, WRs constantly out, Bresnahan, etc) we manufactured two 8-8 seasons with Hue’s influence.

    Yes, Hue had a bit of a nut-job about him and flaws that he needed to work on, but the foundation was established, Al clearly picked Hue to be the next Gruden type, someone to carry forth the torch, Al publicly endorsed Hue as that person in the initial PC of his hiring. Re-watch it.

    Anyway, not to harp on Hue so much, but Reggie is 100% responsible for CREATING a train-wreck football team when it wasn’t a train-wreck to begin with.

    Instead of building on the foundation, he deliberately tore it down. And there’s no proof/indication that Reggie even knows how to build a better foundation or a successful one. If we give him 3-5 years we’ll know for sure. But there’s already indication with his nepotism, and his hiring of and continued support of Allen/Knapp/Tarver, and deliberately sitting on his hands thruout November. He didn’t even come out with a PC to address RN until Mark had to do it himself.

    How he has operated, his agenda, he was MORE INTERESTED in destroying to rebuild in his own image.

    I want to believe in Reggie, because he learned under Ron Wolf. But that doesn’t make him Ron Wolf either. Eliot Wolf hired as GM would’ve been better. No guarantee Eliot is Ron either, but I would’ve been more enthused with that.

    Eliot also probably destroyed to rebuild, but I speculate he wouldn’t have been as bad and contradictory or as destructive as Reggie was. Eliot is more thoughtful than Reggie.

    Like I’ve said, i’m okay with Reggie for 3-5 years. BUT…if he whatsoever endorses or lobbies for the retention of Allen/Knapp/Tarver then he immediately proves he is the wrong GM. Mark will know whether or not he is in their weekly talks. If he senses Reggie is endorsing these coaches retention, he should trust his heart that already told him post-Saints that this football product and coaching/GM personnel decisions are BS.

    ^^^^^^^^^
    It didn’t need to be completely torn down.

    Exactly.

  • 2romes

    I spend a lot of cash when I go to the games. so yes, I will think twice about that before doing it so freely. I get the Sunday Ticket just to watch the Raiders. and again yes I will voice my displeasure with the decision of this management. I enjoy the Raiders not Reggie, not DA at the moment. They can be here today and gone tommorrow.

  • Raider Riff

    Beach Says:
    December 15th, 2012 at 9:51 pm
    If the argument is Hue is better than Dennis Allen, you guys may be right. But Hue would have us at 5-8 right now, at best.

    ————

    Exactly

  • http://ggeden.blogspot.com/ GG

    You are the man, DJ Johnny….

    DJ Johnny Says:
    December 15th, 2012 at 5:51 pm

    Reggie McKenzie was a sought after GM. I remember when all the GM searches were going down that Bears fans and media were hoping to get Reggie from GB.

    Bears did not want him because they were in rebuild mode and would have come out w/ pitchforks if Reggie would’ve come and said “Hey..i’m a rookie GM. If we suck, that’s the reason. I’m gonna need alot of patience and understanding as we go thru this acclimation period”.

    Nope. They wanted Reggie cuz he was seen as someone who could elevate the team IMMEDIATELY in the wake of dismissing GM Jerry Angelo. Now that he’s here in Oakland, we hear a ton of excuses as to why we shouldn’t expect anything out of him. “He’s a rookie GM…what do u expect…he’ll get it right. Just give him some time”.

    Reggie was brought in and took over an 8-8 team and there was no talk of “rebuild” or anything else. I get we have plenty of excuses…valid ones..we can give him; and we do, but he wasn’t seen around the league as someone who was gonna have to “get his bearings” before doing anything significant.

    +++++++++

    DJ Johnny Says:
    December 15th, 2012 at 7:01 pm

    Another thing about Knapp is EVERY SINGLE interview/presser he does he never fails to toot his own horn as to where he’s been before gracing us with his championship presence in Oakland.

    I defy anyone to find one interview where he fails to mention his time with the Houston Texans. I don’t recall any other coach who does that. It reeks of insecurity.

    Now, in his latest twisted diatribe of falsehoods and halftruths he gives us: “I was in San Francisco for nine years when they were finishing up the run of five Super Bowls”.

    EVERY DAMN TIME he’s interviewed we hear about his time in Houston and/or SF.

    This guy is constantly trying to validate himself. When u have to cosntantly name drop like he does…and I mean CONSTANTLY you come off like a pathetic, insecure douche.

    =-=-=-=-=–=-=—=

    What also shocks me is that Knapp would be sprouting this crap 24/7 around his colleagues, and saying all sorts of contradictory BS day in day out. You’d think Allen, Reggie, etc would’ve seen thru his BS and schtick mid-season, pre-season, even at his job interview, and at any of those points in time, facepalmed and fired him and/or stripped him of play-calling duties. Instead, they toot his horn too and talk about bringing him back.

    That’s how insane Allen and Reggie must be.

  • DKnight007

    GG Says:
    December 15th, 2012 at 10:32 pm

    You are the man, DJ Johnny….

    DJ Johnny Says:
    December 15th, 2012 at 5:51 pm

    Reggie McKenzie was a sought after GM. I remember when all the GM searches were going down that Bears fans and media were hoping to get Reggie from GB.

    Bears did not want him because they were in rebuild mode and would have come out w/ pitchforks if Reggie would’ve come and said “Hey..i’m a rookie GM. If we suck, that’s the reason. I’m gonna need alot of patience and understanding as we go thru this acclimation period”.

    Nope. They wanted Reggie cuz he was seen as someone who could elevate the team IMMEDIATELY in the wake of dismissing GM Jerry Angelo. Now that he’s here in Oakland, we hear a ton of excuses as to why we shouldn’t expect anything out of him. “He’s a rookie GM…what do u expect…he’ll get it right. Just give him some time”.

    Reggie was brought in and took over an 8-8 team and there was no talk of “rebuild” or anything else. I get we have plenty of excuses…valid ones..we can give him; and we do, but he wasn’t seen around the league as someone who was gonna have to “get his bearings” before doing anything significant.

    +++++++++

    DJ Johnny Says:
    December 15th, 2012 at 7:01 pm

    Another thing about Knapp is EVERY SINGLE interview/presser he does he never fails to toot his own horn as to where he’s been before gracing us with his championship presence in Oakland.

    I defy anyone to find one interview where he fails to mention his time with the Houston Texans. I don’t recall any other coach who does that. It reeks of insecurity.

    Now, in his latest twisted diatribe of falsehoods and halftruths he gives us: “I was in San Francisco for nine years when they were finishing up the run of five Super Bowls”.

    EVERY DAMN TIME he’s interviewed we hear about his time in Houston and/or SF.

    This guy is constantly trying to validate himself. When u have to cosntantly name drop like he does…and I mean CONSTANTLY you come off like a pathetic, insecure douche.

    =-=-=-=-=–=-=—=

    What also shocks me is that Knapp would be sprouting this crap 24/7 around his colleagues, and saying all sorts of contradictory BS day in day out. You’d think Allen, Reggie, etc would’ve seen thru his BS and schtick mid-season, pre-season, even at his job interview, and at any of those points in time, facepalmed and fired him and/or stripped him of play-calling duties. Instead, they toot his horn too and talk about bringing him back.

    That’s how insane Allen and Reggie must be.

    ^^^^^^^^^^
    Crazy isn’t it?

  • KoolKell

    Autumn wind is a pirate
    Slaps you just for fun
    Raiders used to be the best
    Now were not #1

    Time will it take
    to win a game
    until we do
    I’m not the same

    Whether its dark or sunny
    I won’t give them my money
    better sooner than later
    just don’t be a hater

  • Derek

    #852: DA had Dumerville and that other pass rushing animal to build his defense around last season and still managed to have the 20th ranked defense in the league. Jack Del Rio took over and now that same unit is one of the best in the league.

    Another example DiAntoni coached the knicks with terrible results. A better coach comes in and coaches the same team and now they’re doing great. Conversely DiAntoni goes to the talent laden Lakers and the team blows, just like last years knicks. In short coaches matter.

    Magic Johnson called it when DiAntoni was hired. Magic noted losers never win, nor do they change.

  • Kiwi_Blade

    Reggie McKenzie was a sought after GM. I remember when all the GM searches were going down that Bears fans and media were hoping to get Reggie from GB.

    —————————————

    Reggie flunked his interview at Atlanta.
    Maybe not as sought after as we would like to think.

  • http://ggeden.blogspot.com/ GG

    And btw, Hue didn’t have to trade for Palmer last year. There were other (yes unspectacular) FA QBs on the open market that would’ve done a far better job than Boller. But the biggest problem Hue had, which is his fault, was that he didnt get a better backup QB before the season started. Knowing Pryor was coming on board, who was suspended for 5 games, he needed to make sure he had a capable back-up. He never did, and it bit him bad.

    He shouldn’t have traded so much for Palmer, he over-estimated Palmer and his 5-2 record or whatever it was at the time. He could’ve reached 8-8 with the same path of frustration if he’d signed someone like David Garrard or whomever instead.

  • lefty12

    #852: DA had Dumerville and that other pass rushing animal to build his defense around last season and still managed to have the 20th ranked defense in the league. Jack Del Rio took over and now that same unit is one of the best in the league.
    =========================================
    Proves what a ‘TEAM’ game football really is.Everyone who watches football knows last year the Donkeys won with Teabow as QB because the defense kept them in games.This year Manning keeps the defense off the field so they look better statistically but aren’t any better.

  • http://ggeden.blogspot.com/ GG

    DJ Johnny Says:
    December 15th, 2012 at 8:51 pm

    Serious question.

    Do any of you guys think if we get blown out tomorrow by the Chiefs at home that DA is gone?

    I don’t think it will happen, but what if???

    =-=-=-=-

    Imo, my left-field, Allen is gone if we keep losing and playing soullessly. Mark put him on notice he wanted to see improvement, including from Reggie — and that was post-Saints game. Since then we’ve been destroyed a few more times since. Another terrible outing vs Chiefs = heads will roll from Mark’s own hand.

    Imo, I already think Gruden is coming here as Pres of FO (prominent role) with a stake in ownership or something. And Gruden will be the new bigger boss and Reggie will march to his drum, and Gruden will assess the coaching staff and make changes.

  • http://www.kellisafag.com KoolKell

    Rookie owner hiring a rookie GM hiring a rookie HC.
    When I look at Mark’s face, I get the impression he took more than a few short yellow buses to school.

  • http://ggeden.blogspot.com/ GG

    eastoaklandraider Says:
    December 15th, 2012 at 9:25 pm

    Question that no one can answer, how would we look with carson and Dmac in hues scheme? And thats what truly pisses me off.

    =-==-=-=-=

    We can already kind answer that….Dmac gets injured mid-season, like he did last season, and Palmer plays like he plays at the back-end of last season. Still the same old INT King, but would’ve been more vertical like he threw a number of beautiful passes. Whereas compare Palmer this season having to throw all those back-shoulder hitch route throws that result in INTs that cost us games (Knapps WCO scheme).

    We’d probably be 9-7 or 10-6 in Hues Scheme last year (if you cancel out that 28-0 loss to Chiefs on account of Boller and Palmer being his first week there). If he had time to acclimate, Palmer would’ve gone something more like 2-3 or 3-3 down the stretch.

  • http://ggeden.blogspot.com/ GG

    DKnight007 Says:
    December 15th, 2012 at 10:26 pm

    It didn’t need to be completely torn down.

    Exactly.

    —-

    DKnight007 Says:
    December 15th, 2012 at 10:36 pm

    Crazy isn’t it?

    =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-

    Why I do believe Mark feels kinda ashamed, he admitted in that PC he made a mistake and he wanted to fix it. He didn’t give a pass to Reggie/Allen, wanted to see improvement “or else” ** see note below. But reasoned they’d probably be back.

    ** Why again, Gruden hired to a “prominent role” as that PFW dude kept harping on about, I reason to be Pres of FO. He must see Reggie is out of his depth a bit, or a bit of a snake in the grass with the bias against Al players, and the lack of balls owning up etc during November, Mark had to do it himself. Reggie still deflected and endorsed ‘staying the course’.

    Mark can fix the crazy basically by hiring Gruden to such a capacity, that way he’s not completely torching Reggie/Allen, but bringing in someone who IS a Raider at heart, has much more football and operational acumen, and can guide (and safeguard against) a rookie GM and rookie HC.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nNoi_wwzbtQ Zymurge

    Derek Says:
    December 15th, 2012 at 10:44 pm
    #852: DA had Dumerville and that other pass rushing animal to build his defense around last season and still managed to have the 20th ranked defense in the league. Jack Del Rio took over and now that same unit is one of the best in the league.

    ======

    That unit got the biggest upgrade on defense of any team in the league. His name in Peyton. He replaced a guy named Tebow. In the process the offense now stays on the field and the defense stays off it.

  • DJ Johnny

    1170, GG, seems too good to be true.

    This season has been so devoid of anything resembling good news i’ve become seriously jaded.

    When I first heard of the Gruden possibility I was for a brief moment proud to be a Raider fan. Hub Arkush had made it sound like it was basically imminent he was coming.

    I didn’t sit and contemplate the plusses and minuses and the practical consequences of him coming, i was just taken back to a time when the Raiders mattered and were respected and the feeling was even if we didn;t win right away it didn’t matter…in a sense…we were back.

    Then I saw the Raider response and how they were so disgusted and revolted at such a “horrible rumor” and the suggestion they would be making such a bold, positive move…it brought me back to earth.

    Nope. WE get what we get…how dare we buy in to such a “disgusting” rumor like that.

    For a minute there, it was cool to be a Raider fan again.

  • http://www.kellisafag.com KoolKell

    Last time it was cool to be a Raider fan was 1982. Since then we have lost more games than any other team in the NFL.

  • DJ Johnny

    Yes, I know the reality of Gruden back would maybe be far less than the mythical image we have of him riding on a white horse and saving the organziation in short order. I understand even Gruden wouldn’t turn us into SB champs overnite…or ever maybe….but i know it would bring a heck of alot of excitement in Raiderland and we could do alot worse than a guy like Gruden.

    IMO it’s not gonna happen, but it was fun to think about for that half hour.

  • http://www.kellisafag.com KoolKell

    Tomorrow TP lights up the NFL and the future of the Raiders is set. Dmac either needs to step up and help, or get out of the way. The future is now, and his name is Pryor.

  • lefty12

    KK-is that true?

  • lefty12

    Since 1982!

  • lefty12

    I know we were the worst only once,but the accumulative worst for 30 years?WOW.

  • DJ Johnny

    1176,

    I thought it was kind of cool back about 10 yr’s ago…after we beat Tennessee in the AFC Championship game.

  • http://ggeden.blogspot.com/ GG

    Btw, re: guns and homicide talk, look at this graph…

    http://www.brainpickings.org/wp-content/uploads/2010/02/oliver3.jpg

  • DJ Johnny

    Wait. We won the SB in Jan. of 1984. Hard to believe after a fairly decent decade of the 80′s (2 SB’s) and no horrible multi yr. losing streaks until the 2000′s right?

  • lefty12

    How can we accept these guys who have been here one year whole year and don’t have this team in the Super Bowl?This is unacceptable.

  • http://ggeden.blogspot.com/ GG

    And another stat site comparing death by drugs etc to firearms..

    http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/fastats/injury.htm

  • http://ggeden.blogspot.com/ GG

    I believe in Gruden to Oakland still.

    I don’t believe Allen will play Pryor at all. Maybe at most give him the last 2 mins to kneel down and hand-off.

    Which, will further infuriate Mark Davis imo.

  • http://ggeden.blogspot.com/ GG

    If you see Allen not play Pryor at all, even with the Raiders beat good at half-time, if you Allen bring in Leinart before him, and only play Pryor for a kneel-down at end of game, or, not play him at all…..I’m saying, look out! Allen is deliberately thumbing his nose at Mark Davis. Reggie likewise only gave lip-service in his PC after the Davis PC. I am convinced Reggie and Allen are in cohoots clearing out Al Davis players.

    And I’ll even go so far as to say, if Reggie and Allen are here next year, and no Gruden as P-FO, etc, you watch Reggie and Allen trade Reece, Ausberry, DHB, Moore, McFadden, Pryor, Ford, Taiwan, Veldheer, Wisniewski, etc.

  • DJ Johnny

    GG, I’d like to believe it too.

    If we win by a last second fg tomorrow, i wonder if it changes the thinking now to “Hey…we’re turning the corner” as weird as that sounds.

  • http://ggeden.blogspot.com/ GG

    Never fear, DJ Johnny, embrace the pain and suffering as so funnily mentioned earlier by Burton Guster.

    Chiefs 30
    Raiders 17

  • http://www.Raiders.com KoolKell

    Lefty12 Says:
    December 15th, 2012 at 11:24 pm

    KK-is that true?
    ———–
    Sorry Lefty, that was one of my imposters. I just got home

  • van BANASZAK

    Al Davis made a huge mistake not having a quality veteran back-up QB last year. Gradkowski for instance.

    Hue compounded this mistake with a panic trade for Carson Palmer. This is a trade Hue certainly deserved to be fired over. It is very possible Hue would still be the coach today if he did not make the CP trade.

    I have liked RM as GM….. except for the hiring of “His Guy” as HC.

    Please Mark Davis….show us you are “The Boss” Fire DA and his entire staff.

    I would not wait until the end of the season to do so. Go after Gruden now

  • DJ Johnny

    GG, Ha. Well the pain is certainly there.

    I was thinking, if Mark was so infruriated after Cincy game I wonder how is feeling now after watching two consecutive home game drubbings right after saying “It’s not good enough”.

    He’s saying “Reggie, now this is REALLY not good enough”.

  • DJ Johnny

    1192,

    Keep in mind that Hue was not hired to be a GM in the 1st place and there is no way in heck that he could’ve done that trade w/o approval from top Raider brass..i.e: Mark Davis and/or Amy Trask.

  • http://ggeden.blogspot.com/ GG

    #1194…yep, indeed, i posted similarly the same thoughts previously about the back-up QB spot which is Hues and Als mistake.

    #1195…I just encourage you to not stop believing in Gruden. Nothing that has happened since that post-Saints game has changed, and the denial of a rumor by Raiders.com isn’t anything, everyone denies everything in the NFL. And that PFW dude is holding on. Plus, it was circulated pre-PFW dude weeks before that Gruden had indeed put the feelers out for a staff to return to coaching, the Vols rejection, the Browns rejection.

    Gruden or his agent have not denied this particular rumor yet nor even talked about it.

    Smoke = fire. Just strap in and can only wait and see. Mightn’t happen, but it might — BECAUSE there’s still that ‘not good enough’ slide under Allen/Reggie continuing to happen.

    Imo the contract is already signed between Mark and Jon.

  • DJ Johnny

    lefty12 Says:
    December 15th, 2012 at 11:32 pm
    How can we accept these guys who have been here one year whole year and don’t have this team in the Super Bowl?This is unacceptable

    We’re 3-10.

    I’d be happy just showing some progress.

  • DJ Johnny

    1195, GG, That would be awesome if it were true. I’d love to believe that could happen.

  • http://ggeden.blogspot.com/ GG

    I must believe anyway lol. But I do also see WHY it’s still possible.

  • van BANASZAK

    Hue Jackson was the top “Football Guy” at the time of the CP trade. So, I think he deserves most of the blame. Hue pushed for it and Mark approved it.

    I liked Hue….If JC did not get injured or a quality back-up QB was in place….I think the Raiders win the division last year.

    It is too bad the JC injury happened less than a week before the trade-line. Why could it not have happend after?

  • http://ggeden.blogspot.com/ GG

    van BANASZAK Says:
    December 16th, 2012 at 12:45 am

    Hue Jackson was the top “Football Guy” at the time of the CP trade. So, I think he deserves most of the blame. Hue pushed for it and Mark approved it.

    I liked Hue….If JC did not get injured or a quality back-up QB was in place….I think the Raiders win the division last year.

    It is too bad the JC injury happened less than a week before the trade-line. Why could it not have happend after?

    =====

    Yep, Hue gets blame for CP. He just shouldn’t have thrown away so many picks. He was going all-out FOR NOW, a playoff/SB run, for himself too, as well as Al mind you. But he blew it. Should’ve gotten Garrard etc for nothing. That way he can’t be blamed for finishing 8-8, can’t be mocked for the ‘greatest ever trade in football history’ comment, what a douche comment, and doesn’t back-fire on him in 2012/2013 and the Raiders not having needed picks, because he surely knew too the defense needed upgrading more.

    It was just really bad luck 2012. Al dying. Hue’s trade. Hue’s ego growing that he fired himself in the end. And all we had to do was win a freakin game at the end to make it, instead of Tebow.

    I must say tho…2012 was a season of miracles for the Broncos and Tebow. So many bizarre and truly supernatural things and stats happened last year riding him into the playoffs.