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Raiders game blacked out

One item that wasn’t mentioned in the last rambling Raiders post:  local fans won’t get to watch Michael Huff’s re-introduction to the starting lineup.

The Raiders were able to avoid a blackout for their home opener after receiving an extension, but were not able to sell enough tickets this time around.

Oakland hosts Denver in a game they could really use if they have designs on winning the division.  If they lose, they will be two games behind Denver and already have two home losses in the division. 

I picked Oakland to win in Kansas City last week (one of the few I got right), and I’m sticking with the Raiders this time around.  Their running game and secondary should be enough in a game that doesn’t figure to feature a lot of scoring.

One bonus prediction that wasn’t in the PFT picks:  JaMarcus Russell’s completion percentage will climb from 35 percent.  See, Raider Nation.  We love you!

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39 Responses to “Raiders game blacked out”
  1. Cecil says: Sep 24, 2009 7:19 PM

    Wow, a local TV blackout for the Raiders? Unpossible.
    Everyone can keep on underestimating Denver, that’s cool. Oakland ain’t as bad as they have been, but they aren’t going to win. They barely won, and needed a ton of shit to go right, against a KC team that might be the worst in the league.
    Denver 27, Oakland 14

  2. Raiders own the Steelers says: Sep 24, 2009 7:21 PM

    Raiders final season in Oakland.

  3. 49ERGIRL says: Sep 24, 2009 7:25 PM

    Take that Al Davis! He is such a turd….

  4. 909RaiderLifer says: Sep 24, 2009 7:35 PM

    I will save you TOOLS some time.
    “Guess Raider fan couldn’t get out of jail in time to buy tickets”. Bwaaahahahah.

  5. Play4Blood says: Sep 24, 2009 7:40 PM

    Doesn’t matter that it’s blacked out. Raider fans tend to watch with their hands over their eyes anyway.

  6. DarthPirate says: Sep 24, 2009 7:41 PM

    Gee thanks. The feeling is mutual.
    ==========================
    One bonus prediction that wasn’t in the PFT picks: JaMarcus Russell’s completion percentage will climb from 35%. See, Raider Nation: We love you!

  7. theTRUTHwillSETuFREE says: Sep 24, 2009 7:41 PM

    Wow Greg, you almost sound genuine! We all know the truth though!!
    This is too big of a game not to be sold out….I dont know whats the deal with the Nation!!! Our team finally is looking good! Where is the support??
    And yes DONKS the honeymoon is over, now its time to play a decent team! Lets see how you do then!

  8. Sourdough says: Sep 24, 2009 7:48 PM

    If “Raider Nation” can’t fill their stadium versus a divisional opponent, when will they sell-out? Will the Raiders make a run back to LA and Ed Roski’s soon-to-be built stadium? I wonder if “Raider Nation” every feels like they are trapped watching a never-ending version of Ground Hog Day?

  9. Facts Domino says: Sep 24, 2009 7:49 PM

    1-800 1Florio for predections.
    Russell over 35%
    Warner under 92%
    Great predictions…. Now we can see your cheesy smug pictures all over the football mags

  10. comment_submission_error says: Sep 24, 2009 7:51 PM

    Two Raider posts in a row, and nobody died. That has to be a PFT record.

  11. mlegue810 says: Sep 24, 2009 8:12 PM

    The Raiders belong in Oakland. Let’s send the Lions to Los Angeles.

  12. TFBuckFutter says: Sep 24, 2009 8:13 PM

    But don’t the people of Oakland realize that the Raiders are just one or two years away from multiple Super Bowl runs?
    I, of course, get all my analysis from Raider fans on this site, but that’s besides the point.
    Now when are you going to stop being such a Raider Hater, Florio you tool, and post an article about how Michael Bush is better than Adrian Peterson. Everyone knows it.

  13. Ray Guy says: Sep 24, 2009 8:13 PM

    It’s funny how the Dolts can barely sell out a game at home and it’s a yawn around here. They are supposed to be “elite” and the clear AFC West division winners. Yet it took a blown call in the game with the Raiders to give them the 4 points they needed to win. (See the Murphy t.d. reception)
    On the other hand, the doormat Raiders (at least for 6 years) have the same issue selling out games and it’s news? Wake up Greg. Oakland ain’t as affluent as San Diego. It will take more winning to put fans back in their seats. Then the cost won’t sting as much.

  14. cameron says: Sep 24, 2009 8:26 PM

    haha and raider fans try to make fun of charger fans.
    talk about hypocrisy!

  15. Tdk24 says: Sep 24, 2009 9:08 PM

    “local fans won’t get to watch Michael Huff’s re-introduction to the starting lineup.”
    Are you that dumb? This isn’t 1980. Do they not have internet on the west coast? If they can read your site, they can watch the game.

  16. IWanttoPunchFloriointheFace says: Sep 24, 2009 9:36 PM

    It will be a sell out, they just didn’t meet the deadline to lift the blackout…who cares anyway, the Dolts barely sell out before the deadline and the Lions and Jaguars don’t sell out either. The Raiders aren’t the only team with problems, but Flowerio and the gang would sure like to make it so. Raider fans will gladly drive outside the 75-mile radius and watch the game…you won’t see a Dolt or Lion fan do that.

  17. windex666 says: Sep 24, 2009 9:53 PM

    The Raiders make my t.v. smell like pooh!

  18. INVAIDUH says: Sep 24, 2009 10:11 PM

    @cameron…
    The Chargers have fans??
    @BuckFutter…
    Finally.. The voice of reason…Thanks…Dump.

  19. INVAIDUH says: Sep 24, 2009 10:16 PM

    @windex….
    If you hate the NATION that much stop watching!
    And by all means use your “fluid” to clean your T.V.

  20. Raiders own the Steelers says: Sep 24, 2009 10:21 PM

    The Raiders belong in Oakland. Let’s send the Lions to Los Angeles.
    This statement should be deleted.
    Raider fans in Oakland should be ashamed.
    Your comparing your blackout with two dismal franchises(Lions-Jaguars)
    I can understand these two not selling out. They have no history of winning and no Super Bowl showings.
    The Raiders play in a small venue and have a history of excellence.

  21. Sourdough says: Sep 24, 2009 10:25 PM

    @Ray Guy (See Holy Roller)
    Here’s a fun read. 2/3 of the Raiders games have been blacked out locally since they moved back to Oakland in ’95. Wow!
    Blackouts by the numbers
    Since the Raiders moved back to Oakland in 1995, 61 of their 99 home games have been blacked out locally, including this year’s Cleveland game. Here are the top five NFL teams in blackouts since the Raiders’ return:.
    1. Cardinals 78
    2. Raiders 61
    3. Falcons 48
    4. Saints 43
    5. Seahawks 40
    Read more: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2007/10/31/SP1HT3BRI.DTL#ixzz0S55yeCGf

  22. BostonISaChraphole says: Sep 24, 2009 10:27 PM

    This is huge news for the drug dealers and crack dens all over greater Oakland Alameda County. Now because they cant watch the game business will be booming on virtually ever street corner or gas station phone booth you can find.
    The raiders are pathetic, yeah they have a good defense, but that fat ass they have at QB will never pan out, and neither will the bust Heyward Bey. By the time the offense gets a chance to become decent the good defensive players will want out of OTown cause its one of the biggest crapholes in the US. Oakland is americas left armpit while boston is the right.

  23. RayDaMayor says: Sep 24, 2009 10:31 PM

    Al Davis is going to start himself at QB for da Raida’s and show Russell what it’s all about. Every pass will be a bomb. He is going to teach everyone what it means to be a Raida.
    What a joke they have become over the last 10 years.

  24. Patriots51 says: Sep 24, 2009 10:35 PM

    909RaiderLifer says:
    September 24, 2009 7:35 PM
    I will save you TOOLS some time.
    “Guess Raider fan couldn’t get out of jail in time to buy tickets”. Bwaaahahahah
    yea and im sure your one of the “tools” who makes spygate jokes… they get old pretty quick dont they??

  25. INVAIDUH says: Sep 24, 2009 10:56 PM

    @ Patriots51*….
    The only ones that “get old” are the fake ones….
    “Spygate” actually happened and will live forever*

  26. Raiders own the Steelers says: Sep 24, 2009 10:57 PM

    Since the Raiders moved back to Oakland in 1995, 61 of their 99 home games have been blacked out locally, including this year’s Cleveland game. Here are the top five NFL teams in blackouts since the Raiders’ return:.
    Davis thought this team would sell out every game with the move back up North.
    Bad move Al. Of course now this move looks smart.The NFL and L.A. now will be begging him to come back and occupy a new Stadium.
    Al once again outsmarts us all.

  27. INVAIDUH says: Sep 24, 2009 11:00 PM

    @ BostonIs….
    You had as many fans as the Dolts before Belicheat…
    Make sure you jump off the bandwagon before the wheels fall off.
    Chowduh hed.

  28. R8R_BOB says: Sep 24, 2009 11:26 PM

    So, the RAIDERS didn’t make the deadline. Boo-Hoo. The stadium will still be full by Sunday, it just won’t be on TV.
    Since it was reported that a number of teams would have blackouts this season, is anyone surprised?

  29. INVAIDUH says: Sep 24, 2009 11:28 PM

    @sourdoh!
    Tha NATION is global… Don’t hate the locals.

  30. Silver&Black666 says: Sep 25, 2009 12:30 AM

    One more thing for you tards to think about because you don’t understand what its like to live in the Bay Area or California.
    Its still 95 freaking degrees here, people are still on Summer Vacation its not like its Detroit or Buffalo and your already seeing frost on the ground.
    There is a ton of shit to do here, this is not Mayberry RFD full of dull, uneducated hicks.
    The Raiders game will be sold out by game time the 49ers sell out too but both stadiums will only be 75% full because its still Summer here.
    Besides what else is there to do in Kansas City or Buffalo in the snow?
    Think about it Tards!

  31. Twiz says: Sep 25, 2009 1:00 AM

    Here is my question for the masses……..
    Raiders have had blackouts already this season…..
    Chargers have had trouble avoiding blackouts……
    Niners are on the verge of becoming decent again…..
    They talk about adding a 4th team to the state? Sorry, but where is the logic here?

  32. Ghost2thePost says: Sep 25, 2009 3:09 AM

    This is bad. Since taking over their ticketing they have sold out 6 of 8 every year. To not sell out early in season makes you think they will be on the move again to any place that will have them. They were offering a pair of Mt. Davis tix for $56 ea WITH a $100 supermarket gift card.. Recession or not, you have to buy groceries, so to not sell out at two for $23 is incredible to me. That said, I used to fly out for several games a year, but haven’t been back since the Chucky Bowl. Last time they were over .500.

  33. Quagmire says: Sep 25, 2009 6:12 AM

    Maybe the Los Angeles Raiders, nah…they tried that one before.

  34. Joe in Toronto, Canada says: Sep 25, 2009 6:50 AM

    Just the facts….
    Over the past three years, the Raiders have had just two blackouts each season along with 18 sellouts.

  35. Twiz says: Sep 25, 2009 8:08 AM

    @Joe in Toronto, Canada
    “Just the facts….
    Over the past three years, the Raiders have had just two blackouts each season along with 18 sellouts.”
    Sorry, but your *facts* don’t add up. in 3 seasons, they would have had 24 home games. You seem to be missing 4 games with those *facts*.
    My opinion, if a team in a state has ANY blackouts, should give pause before even thinking of adding another team, let alone a 4th.

  36. Dmacattack says: Sep 25, 2009 9:22 AM

    @Twiz
    @Joe in Toronto, Canada
    “Just the facts….
    Over the past three years, the Raiders have had just two blackouts each season along with 18 sellouts.”
    Sorry, but your *facts* don’t add up. in 3 seasons, they would have had 24 home games. You seem to be missing 4 games with those *facts*.
    My opinion, if a team in a state has ANY blackouts, should give pause before even thinking of adding another team, let alone a 4th.
    I wish I could read and do math too!! 2 each season over three years is? add that to 18 = tard

  37. Tdk24 says: Sep 25, 2009 1:19 PM

    “Maybe the Los Angeles Raiders, nah…they tried that one before.”
    And they gave L.A. the Lombardi trophy.
    Sorry Oaklanders, but this is not the 70′s anymore and nfl teams need big markets these days. Having the Raiders in L.A. might even help the chargers with their problems, just think of the L.A. vs S.D. rivalry. The Raiders would get 2 home games against the chargers too. :p

  38. eklypse69 says: Sep 25, 2009 1:28 PM

    INVAIDUH says:
    September 24, 2009 11:00 PM
    @ BostonIs….
    “You had as many fans as the Dolts before Belicheat…
    Make sure you jump off the bandwagon before the wheels fall off.
    Chowduh hed.”
    TRUE THAT! I get so stinkin’ sick of the bandwagon fans. How many Pats fans do you know that could name the last 3 QBs prior to Bledsoe without having to look online? I bet you can’t find 5.
    I’ve been a die hard Raiders fan since 1982. Hell, I got a logo tatt on my right arm the year they went 2-14. It has nothing to do with their record! Win, lose, or tie, I’m a fan till I die!!!
    GO RAIDERS!

  39. NoHomeTeam says: Sep 25, 2009 2:24 PM

    # Raiders own the Steelers says . . . “Davis thought this team would sell out every game with the move back up North . . . Bad move Al. Of course now this move looks smart.The NFL and L.A. now will be begging him to come back and occupy a new Stadium.”
    ******************************
    The NFL and L.A. will be begging for the Raiders to relocate? From this and other posts you’ve made, RotS, I’ll guess you’re a Raiduh fan living here in Southern California. While I suppose I understand your desire to see “your” team come back, let’s be realistic:
    1) Nobody of consequence (fans don’t count) is “begging” any team to come here. Despite the bill of goods that Ed Roski has sold the City of Industry, it’s not easy to make a case that an NFL franchise creates a significant economic benefit for its host city.
    2) The Raiders are the last team the NFL wants here. At least while Al Davis is at the helm. The NFL wants — needs — to have any team that moves here be successful. By just about any objective measure, the Raiders will not jibe with that adjective any time soon.

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