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Your Week 17 blackout roundup: Oakland falls short again

We just saw an avalanche of blackouts stories come across our various feeds at the same time, so let’s throw them all together, shall we?

Rod Woodson’s favorite game of the weekend, Baltimore and Oakland, will not be seen in the Bay Area.  That makes seven blackouts in the Black Hole out of eight games this season.  That’s the most blackouts for the Raiders since 1997.

It’s uncertain if the Packers-Cardinals game will mean anything, but fans in Arizona will get to watch.   Some tickets are available, but they have sold enough to show the game locally.

The Chargers have received an extension to sell 750 tickets, so they sound likely to avoid a blackout tomorrow.

The Lions have sold out their game against the Bears, so folks in Detroit can watch Jay Cutler rope Bears fans back in this weekend.

Finally, we wanted to pass along this nugget from Broncos Vice President of Public Relations Jim Saccomano:  Denver will complete their 40th straight season of sellouts Sunday against Kansas City.  That’s pretty impressive.

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28 Responses to “Your Week 17 blackout roundup: Oakland falls short again”
  1. humbolt says: Dec 31, 2009 4:40 PM

    Seven blacked out home games. Only the Raiders.

  2. theTRUTHwillSETuFREE says: Dec 31, 2009 4:56 PM

    Blackout doesnt affect me!! Black Hole Here I come!!

  3. azure says: Dec 31, 2009 5:00 PM

    As a faithful and loyal Raiders fan, I sincerely hope the Raiders’ fans continue to boycott games and to stop purchasing tickets. It’s all we can do to show how tired of Al Davis we are.

  4. 1nationraidernation says: Dec 31, 2009 5:02 PM

    Get Gruden to coach next year, and the fans will come back.
    Raiders have the lowest amount of season ticket holders in the NFL.

  5. bigrig says: Dec 31, 2009 5:16 PM

    Al Davis was once one of the most influential, dynamic, owners the NFL has ever known. Respect him for that.
    But Al, those days are over. It’s time for the Raiders to find this generation’s “Al Davis.”
    It’s time Al. It’s time.

  6. R8R_BOB says: Dec 31, 2009 5:18 PM

    2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008…….2009
    Enough with the RAIDERS can’t sell out. Seven straight losing seasons and people think that people are going pay good money to watch their favorite team stink up the place. If the RAIDERS were winning this would not be an issue. Look at the Chargers. They have had multiple extensions this season to sell tickets and they are 12-3. Shows how much the fans are in to the Chargers. As for the Lions, their sellout is due to the fact that Chicago is four hours ago. Had they been playing Seattle, the game would have been blacked out.

  7. Gautam says: Dec 31, 2009 5:42 PM

    and on the other side you have the Colts fans booing their management after 8 straight double digits wins season lol

  8. AbeFreshly says: Dec 31, 2009 6:00 PM

    @R8R_BOB:
    7 straight losing seasons hurt. But, this yr seemed to have a bit of a different stench to me. Guys like JaMarmalade, McFragile & his fake injuries &/or fumbles, & Darius Hopeless Bust give the distinct impression that they could care less besides. This is an insult to fans who have been following the Raiders since BEFORE these jokers were even born.
    Thus, the problem is we have too many players on the team who are not actual RAIDERS, who are merely cashing checks. Is there anythinmg more disgusting?
    I’ve been a fan since 1975, & I wouldn’t pay to watch that crap. Not even the NFL ticket this yr!These are NOT our fathers’ Raiders. These overpaid imposters likely grew up as Raider-haters & just happened to get drafted by the one team they HATE. If you have ever known Raider Haters, you KNOW that it is sooooo ingrained in their subconscious, that no amount of money can ever dislodge it.
    How else can you explain a QB who just can’t bring himself to take pride in improving his craft, & RB who, instead of being a threat to score everytime he touches the ball, is a threat to fumble or get injured everytime he touches the ball…or a WR who looks like a scared jackrabbit with alligator arms?
    It’s hard to cheer for losers, but it’s nearly impossible to cheer for saboteurs. I do not recognize these as the Raiders which I grew up following. I don’t know this team. I find it hard to cheer for 20 somethings whom I don’t like. I don’t want them on my team. Thus, “my team” has been infiltrated by boys who can’t even score 50% on the Wonderlic, & I find I’m losing interest. Now, multiple me by 20,000 & that will explain why there are only around 40,000 at each game.

  9. WhoDey148 says: Dec 31, 2009 6:19 PM

    Why does everybody give Cincinnati and Bengals fans crap for having trouble selling out games when the Chargers can’t do it either???? You never hear anybody giving them a hard time. Chargers fans are worse than Bengals fans…

  10. jb10 says: Dec 31, 2009 6:44 PM

    that 40th straight season of sellouts by the broncos is a farce. sure the tickets are sold but check the stands on game days. plenty of empty seats. especially when invesco opened and management screwed the long time ticket holders. now the majority of lower level tickets are owned by businesses. they give the tickets away and the seats go unused. these seats are empty on game day.

  11. SeantheFinFan says: Dec 31, 2009 7:00 PM

    WELL PUT ABEFRESHLY

  12. WashingtonRedstorms says: Dec 31, 2009 7:18 PM

    The greatest and most loyal fans in football???
    Loyalty means showing up to the games win or lose.
    These lack of sellouts have exposed the ankle bracelet for what it is.
    Your fan base is just like the rest, no wins = no shows at home games.
    Raider fans are over hyped degenerate nobodies.
    You are no better than Cardinal fans.
    Go walk the yard…

  13. pdxbolt4life says: Dec 31, 2009 7:25 PM

    @Whodey….uhhh where the f have you been??? Everytime there’s a story posted about SD getting a blackout ext. fools like you jump all over it. Pay attention numnuts. And btw….cincinatti fans and bengal fans…are the same group of people..see..they’re called the cincinatti bengals!! or bungles…depending on what division you’re representing.

  14. Ravens Macg says: Dec 31, 2009 7:30 PM

    The deadskins sellouts are a farce also, just like the broncos.

  15. pyropat says: Dec 31, 2009 7:39 PM

    Big deal that the Broncos have been sold out for 40 years. The Packers have been sold out since 1960 and have over 83000 on the waiting list with a turnover rate of 80 names a year. Oh, yeah, the Packers have 2 sets of ticket holder and still 83000 on the waiting list.

  16. Big Tex says: Dec 31, 2009 7:55 PM

    Over half the Raiders’ home games have been blacked out since they moved back from LA. Why should we be shocked that they’re blacked out again. The Redskins are drawing about 85,000 a game with a team that clearly has some issues. The Raiders would be embarrassed if Al wasn’t such an “obilviot”.

  17. WashingtonRedstorms says: Dec 31, 2009 8:04 PM

    Big deal that the Broncos have been sold out for 40 years. The Packers have been sold out since 1960 and have over 83000 on the waiting list with a turnover rate of 80 names a year. Oh, yeah, the Packers have 2 sets of ticket holder and still 83000 on the waiting list.
    True.
    But Raider fans think they are superior are better than the rest of the other NFL Fans simply because their fan base consists of Rapists, Murderers, Thieves and Gang Members.
    Even though their numbers are always one of the lowest in the NFL, their fans are so delusional and proud of their criminal fan base.
    Ankle Bracelet Nation, people are tired of you frauds.
    Your fans are not better or superior because they murder and steal from innocent people.

  18. the big bronco says: Dec 31, 2009 9:24 PM

    As a Bronco fan, you Raider fans need to keep supporting Al Davis.. We sure are here in Denver.. We have huge lopsided winning streaks against the Raiders, and we plan on it staying that way..
    We absolutely love the way Al Davis manages the team, and think that he should continue for forever.. It just can’t go on long enough for us..Bronco fans just love Al Davis.. Raider fans should as well..
    Whatever happens, Mr. Davis should:
    1. Continue his drafting ways.. he is much better than the scouts..
    2. Please continue firing your coaches every year.. All the problems are
    all their fault. A new unknown coach every year is the rite step..
    3. The players are always rite.. They are grown and need no dicipline
    or direction..
    4. These free agents like warren sapp, tommy kelly, De angelo Hall, ect are all really worth the money.. Mr. Davis makes really great moves with those free agent signings.. Randy Moss was one of the best..
    5. Trading old players like Richard Seymour , for first round pics is definetly the way to build the team.. Then sign them for huge sums of money..
    6. Don’t ever let Ja Marcus go.. He is the best..
    7. We are also very fond of Darius Heyward Bey.. What a really good player for the money and first round pic..
    8. Long live Al Davis..
    4.

  19. R8R_BOB says: Dec 31, 2009 9:51 PM

    @Big Tex
    The RAIDERS not selling out is not because they don’t have the fanbase. It is because when they returned from LA they came up with the 10 year PSL with a 5 year renew. The PSL was made worthless because the OFMA decided to sell season tickets to fans without the purchase of a PSL thereby shafting the season ticket holders with a PSL. I should know. I was one of those fans who brought tickets without a PSL. A numbers of fans would by tickets at the box office on gameday. The RAIDERS would be soldout but not in time for the NFL deadline.

  20. r8rsfan says: Jan 1, 2010 12:03 AM

    Hey Big Donkey – did you miss the game a couple of weeks ago? What a numb nuts.
    As for you loud mouth deadskin fan – how about those ass clowns in your stadium wearing pig noses and dresses – those guys are straight out of Deliverence.

  21. Lance19 says: Jan 1, 2010 1:46 AM

    Again?
    Look, I realize that most of you that repeatedly
    bitch about Charger fans do not comprehend the
    stadium situation in San Diego, re. why the last
    2 or 3 thousand seats are always a hard sell.
    But is it really a great idea to broadcast that ignorance
    (over and over and over)?
    Rather than complain about a situation that you
    obviously don’t understand, why not just pat fans on
    the back for selling out a large but outdated stadium
    every game
    (since a pre-Brees Saints team with a 3-4 [soon 3-5])
    for over five years?
    Naw, just kidding. Keep broadcasting your ignorance! :)

  22. rangersleadtheway says: Jan 1, 2010 8:16 AM

    WashingtonRedstorms says:
    But Raider fans think they are superior are better than the rest of the other NFL Fans simply because their fan base consists of Rapists, Murderers, Thieves and Gang Members.
    youre an idiot dude. You only sound like an ignorant person. Why dont you just say you dont like a team and their fans. MOST of the fans are NOT criminals, especially since the raiders DO have one of the largest fan bases. That whole criminal thing is because NWA wore raiders gear in late 80′s because they LIKED THE COLORS. So then gangs who listened to gangster rap wore Raiders gear. Not because they were fans of the team. Idiot. They also wore Nike’s. Does that mean now that evereyone who wears Nike are fans of nike and are killers too? I know youre jealous because youve had your ass beat by every raider fan youve met, but your bitter ignorant rant definitely fits the profile of a virgin loser who lashes out against a group of people who have wronged or hurt you in the past. Look it up, virgin.. pussy…

  23. VikesbyBigsky says: Jan 1, 2010 11:23 AM

    Wow I thought I was going to read an article and the post’s without the BS coming from a Packer fan on how they are the best….PUKE PUKE PUKE
    But, pyropat got it done, good job, loser……..

  24. INVAIDUH says: Jan 1, 2010 2:51 PM

    @ All the hatin’ crust on here.
    Bottom line…. Brass tax…
    We don’t think we’re better…We just don’t care about anyone else.
    “Murderers”…..”Gangmembers”…Ect…
    Still going with that tired s#!t…. No problem..
    Then you better lock it up…cuz we’re comming.
    3 Rings…Tons of history…and more hate than you….I’ll take it.
    RAIDER NATION…BRING IT….GFY.
    Al’s nuts…..We know….But so are we.

  25. dewalt2990 says: Jan 1, 2010 3:50 PM

    Denver, wow.

  26. packers4life says: Jan 3, 2010 10:53 AM

    “The greatest and most loyal fans in football???
    Loyalty means showing up to the games win or lose.
    These lack of sellouts have exposed the ankle bracelet for what it is.
    Your fan base is just like the rest, no wins = no shows at home games.”
    I swear when I was the watching the Giants-Redskins game on MNF a few weeks ago, Redskins stadium was nearly empty at halftime.

  27. H4X0R says: Jan 4, 2010 10:00 AM

    Take heart raiders fans. I lived through the randy wright years in greenbay. This too shall pass. The games still sold out, however we resorted to wearing brown bags over our heads in the stands.
    That was back when cheese head was a popular slur created by chicago fans.

  28. Maroussia says: Jan 23, 2010 12:30 AM

    It will be great to watch Baltimore Ravens, i have bought tickets from
    http://ticketfront.com/event/Baltimore_Ravens-tickets looking forward to it.

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