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Another Black Hole blackout

This week, the Chargers home game against the Cardinals will be blacked out.  The Jaguars home game against the Colts won’t be blacked out.  And the Rams home game against the Seahawks could be blacked out.

Another game that will be blacked out will be played in Oakland, where the Raiders once again have failed to sell all non-premium seats for their game against the Texans.

It’s the ninth straight blackout for the Raiders.  According to InsideBayArea.com, the Raiders have failed to sell out 78 of 122 games since returning to Oakland in 1995.

Per Sean Leahy of USA Today, six games have been blacked out through four weeks.  That projects to 25 or 26 blackouts for the year.

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  1. BroncoBourque says: Oct 1, 2010 9:17 AM

    Welcome back, YOU’RE LA RAIDERS!!

  2. allinSTACKme says: Oct 1, 2010 9:20 AM

    I think the team should just be happy they still have any fans.

  3. broncoMaineiac says: Oct 1, 2010 9:22 AM

    This is news WHY? That team has sucked since 2002. Number of wins since: 4, 5, 4, 2, 4, 5, 5.
    That blackout makes perfect sense.
    Or, as Rosenthall would write it, “Tht blakouht meks perfict since.”

  4. DanSnyderSux says: Oct 1, 2010 9:22 AM

    And, as ticket prices continue to rise, staying at home becomes the preferable alternative over sitting with thousands of drunks who can’t control themselves, and the spectre of a work stoppage continues to loom, the NFL will see even more blackouts.

  5. JAG880 says: Oct 1, 2010 9:24 AM

    That’s six blackouts for the year, none of which are in Jacksonville, for the record.

  6. sjfootball32 says: Oct 1, 2010 9:25 AM

    That projects to 25 or 26? Once teams are out of the playoff race and it’s freezing outside won’t that increase blackouts?

  7. gbsn3219 says: Oct 1, 2010 9:26 AM

    Hey Florio, I think blackouts have become a non story. Would you write an article every time a fat ass ate a cheeseburger?

  8. Heywood Jablowme says: Oct 1, 2010 9:28 AM

    Shame on all of you.

  9. Bills-N-Yankees says: Oct 1, 2010 9:29 AM

    In the race for LA the Raiders and Chargers have taken a slight edge over the Jags and Vikings!

  10. Pitbullcopper77 says: Oct 1, 2010 9:29 AM

    The LA Radiers.. Nice ring to it..

  11. Kevin says: Oct 1, 2010 9:30 AM

    Blackout stories are taking up like 20 Percent of the news on this site. Time for a new topic to beat into the ground!

  12. realitypolice says: Oct 1, 2010 9:31 AM

    JAG880 says:
    October 1, 2010 9:24 AM
    That’s six blackouts for the year, none of which are in Jacksonville, for the record.
    ========================
    No other team uses huge tarps to block off seats and create fake sellouts, for the record.

  13. realitypolice says: Oct 1, 2010 9:34 AM

    DanSnyderSux says:
    October 1, 2010 9:22 AM
    And, as ticket prices continue to rise, staying at home becomes the preferable alternative over sitting with thousands of drunks who can’t control themselves
    ===========================
    Agreed.
    With High Def, big screen TVs, Sunday Ticket and the Red Zone Channel, I am stunned they get as many people to go to games as they do.

  14. NumberSeven says: Oct 1, 2010 9:35 AM

    If they don’t have enough fans to sell out that means the area prisons must be REALLY overcrowded!!!

  15. realitypolice says: Oct 1, 2010 9:36 AM

    What, the monumental announcement of the elevation of future hall-of-famer Bruce Gradkowski to starter hasn’t sent an avalanche of Raider fans to the ticket window?

  16. highplainsdrifter says: Oct 1, 2010 9:39 AM

    Actually, Florio should be commended. Myself and other Jags fans have been hammering him all year stating that no attention was being paid to the other teams struggling to sell tickets.
    I for one thank you Florio. I actually think this article was appropriate as few had taken the time to point out the blackout percentage the Raiders have had.

  17. Crit76 says: Oct 1, 2010 9:41 AM

    And why do you have to mention Jacksonville in THIS story about blackouts???

  18. sniperhare says: Oct 1, 2010 9:44 AM

    The tarps are to keep our stadium in line with a small market NFL team, the stadium was built for large college games.
    The blackouts of the Raiders and Chargers games are an issue because they have millions of more potential fans than Jacksonville has available. They also have decades more history and fan growth.

  19. TheToolofTools says: Oct 1, 2010 9:45 AM

    When it is cheaper to buy the Dish Network SEASON football package {and watch the game anyway} then it is to addend 2 football games, this will happen more and more frequently.

  20. Tom "Horse Toofs" Jackson SUX!!!!! says: Oct 1, 2010 9:47 AM

    # sjfootball32 says: October 1, 2010 9:25 AM
    That projects to 25 or 26? Once teams are out of the playoff race and it’s freezing outside won’t that increase blackouts?
    ___________________________________
    I dont think that it matters, because people dont wait until the week of a game to buy tickets. So I would think that most of the seats, if not all of the seats have already been bought up by optimistic fans before the season even started. I think some of the ticket purchasers may decide to not show up late in the season, but blackout rules dont say game day attendance has to be high, just ticket sales….
    But I do see your point….

  21. imayberight says: Oct 1, 2010 9:47 AM

    And they say Philly fan’s suck!!! Atleast we go to the and support our teams heck we even help other teams sell out ask anyone who knows when the Eagles and Phil’s come to town the owners love it cause they are almost asured of a sell out.

  22. DRJ says: Oct 1, 2010 9:48 AM

    No other team uses huge tarps to block off seats and create fake sellouts, for the record.
    ___________________________________
    Fake sellouts? You do realize that those tarps are permanent and that even with them there are still 67k seats right which is more than many other teams? Why do I bother? You can’t fix stupid.

  23. ch19079 says: Oct 1, 2010 9:48 AM

    Chargers, Jags, and Rams… yet everytime the topic of moving a team, you talk about the Bills. O look, 0-3 and still sold out.
    If the chargers cant sell tickets with a very tallented team, they are all set to move.

  24. Tom "Horse Toofs" Jackson SUX!!!!! says: Oct 1, 2010 9:50 AM

    Soooo, exactly why did the Oakland / LA / Oakland / LA / Oakland / LA Raiders move back to Oakland??? Didnt they move back so that they could sell out games? If they wanted to sell out half of their games they probably could have stayed in LA, right?

  25. justinthered says: Oct 1, 2010 9:55 AM

    Even with those huge tarps the Jags still have more seats to fill up than a lot of teams (like Oakland, Tampa and St Louis)

  26. imayberight says: Oct 1, 2010 9:59 AM

    sniperhare says:
    The tarps are to keep our stadium in line with a small market NFL team, the stadium was built for large college games.
    ———————————————————
    Please tell exactly what BIG collage is in Jacksonville, The Noles are in Tallahasse, The Gators are in Gainsville both have there own stadiums so else plays there tell me so I know.
    Also I would like say something in defence for Jacksonville because I do live in Fl. now. Sports fans are some what diffrent here because of the fact that most are from some where else and have loyalties tied to the cities they are from and only go to the games for the chance to see there favorite team play the home team.

  27. steelerdynasty says: Oct 1, 2010 10:04 AM

    @realitypolice
    hilarious!

  28. El Duderino says: Oct 1, 2010 10:06 AM

    realitypolice says: October 1, 2010 9:31 AM
    No other team uses huge tarps to block off seats and create fake sellouts, for the record.
    ——————————————————-
    You do understand that with the tarps, the Jag’s still have 4,138 more seats than Oakland.
    Try using those little fingers and do a little research before you post.

  29. U_R_Simple says: Oct 1, 2010 10:09 AM

    sniperhare says:
    October 1, 2010 9:44 AM
    The blackouts of the Raiders and Chargers games are an issue because they have millions of more potential fans than Jacksonville has available. They also have decades more history and fan growth.
    Yes, it is true that they have decades more history, HOWEVER…millions of potential fans?
    JAX Population – 813,518
    OAK Population – 409,184
    Also, OAK is competing for fans with another team that is less than 10 miles away!!! I won’t even begin to go into the economic issues in both cities…JAX is better off.
    Sounds as though someone is simply making excuses instead dealing in reality. Jax SHOULD have no problem selling out.

  30. Ollie says: Oct 1, 2010 10:18 AM

    Go ahead owners have a lock out. Strike for more money players. See how many more fans can be lost and how many more blackouts there will be!
    Lets go to 18 games, add some more blackouts.

  31. VoxUcker says: Oct 1, 2010 10:22 AM

    Al Davis still looks great.
    He hasn’t decomposed a bit.

  32. Meldog says: Oct 1, 2010 10:32 AM

    Buffalo sells out with 73,967 seats….no tarps
    Just sayin’…

  33. Raider B says: Oct 1, 2010 10:34 AM

    Come back to LA!

  34. ECUwillWin says: Oct 1, 2010 10:37 AM

    I think the NFL needs to rethink the Blackout rules. Tambap Bay sold like 54,000 tickets to their last game and had it blacked-out. In a lousy economy getting over 50,000 paid customers is pretty damn good. Just because they’re not selling out, doesn’t mean there’s noone going to the games.

  35. CryptKeeper says: Oct 1, 2010 10:42 AM

    SO what’s up Faider fans? You guys are always jumping in and talking about how great the blackhole is?
    Now you won’t even go to the game? Pathetic. Warm up the moving trucks (again) Al it’s time to head back to LA or maybe you should try Portland this time…Actually it doesn’t matter your team will be crap no matter where you decide to put them.

  36. jj jones says: Oct 1, 2010 10:47 AM

    “U_R_Simple says:
    October 1, 2010 10:09 AM
    Yes, it is true that they have decades more history, HOWEVER…millions of potential fans?
    JAX Population – 813,518
    OAK Population – 409,184″
    Please tell me you are joking. The Jacksonville metro area has around 1.5 million people. Guess how many more are in the Oakland metro area?

  37. MrWhite says: Oct 1, 2010 10:54 AM

    U_R_Simple says:
    October 1, 2010 10:09 AM
    Yes, it is true that they have decades more history, HOWEVER…millions of potential fans?
    JAX Population – 813,518
    OAK Population – 409,184
    ————————————————-
    Way to cherry pick the facts there Einstein. Here’s something to consider:
    OAK size – 54 Square Miles
    JAX size – 841 Square Miles
    How big do you think your population would be if it was 841 square miles? Do I have to figure that out for you too?
    Suffice to say, JAX is a small market team that is selling out a larger stadium than many other cities, including Oakland.
    So suck it.

  38. City_Native says: Oct 1, 2010 11:00 AM

    Should we take away the label “Raider Nation” when the majority of their games in the last 10 years have been blacked out? Raider Neighborhood? Raider Territory? Raider Nook? Which one.

  39. Tom says: Oct 1, 2010 11:02 AM

    Back in the day the raiders were real bada–es and won games. Now they are wanta be’s that aren’t very good and pretend they are bad a–es. They wear the same uniforms but most can’t name 5 players on the team if they aren’t from Oakland whereas years ago they were known all over America.

  40. MrWhite says: Oct 1, 2010 11:02 AM

    imayberight says:
    October 1, 2010 9:59 AM
    Please tell exactly what BIG collage is in Jacksonville, The Noles are in Tallahasse, The Gators are in Gainsville both have there own stadiums so else plays there tell me so I know.
    ——————————————–
    It’s amazing you can turn on a computer, let alone function in the English language. I’m going to take a guess that you never went to “collage”.
    If you live in Florida, and possess any cognitive skills, you would realize Jacksonville hosts FL\GA every year since 1933. The city also hosts the Gator bowl since 1946.
    So yes Skippy, Jacksonville has a stadium that was built for a college crowd.

  41. DRJ says: Oct 1, 2010 11:03 AM

    Jacksonville Metro: 1,525,228
    Bay Area Metro: 7,427,757
    Divide Bay area by 2 and you get 3,713,879
    I hate to tell you but Oakland has double the population to draw from. Nice try. Thanks for playing.

  42. realitypolice says: Oct 1, 2010 11:09 AM

    El Duderino says:
    October 1, 2010 10:06 AM
    You do understand that with the tarps, the Jag’s still have 4,138 more seats than Oakland.
    Try using those little fingers and do a little research before you post.
    ========================
    Do the Jaguars tarp off seats or not?
    Good markets, with good fans, have many more fans than seats available, and have their attendance limited only by the number of seats.
    If Lambeau field (in a market much much smaller than Jax), Mile High Stadium, Qwest Field, Lincoln Financial Field, Fed Ex Field, and several more I am forgetting had 100,000 seats, they would probably sell them out.
    Oh, and thank you for making my point for me. You describe the extra seats that are tarped off as being intended for use when the stadium hosts home games for a college that is 75 miles away.
    Kind of tells you everything you need to know about the state of pro football in North Florida.
    Oh, and by the way, can you Jag apologists keep your stories straight? One of you rants that the tarps are permanent (so what?) and one says they tarp off seats that are necessary for college games.
    And I’m stupid?

  43. Alualuwho says: Oct 1, 2010 11:12 AM

    Please tell exactly what BIG collage is in Jacksonville, The Noles are in Tallahasse, The Gators are in Gainsville both have there own stadiums so else plays there tell me so I know.
    Also I would like say something in defence for Jacksonville because I do live in Fl. now. Sports fans are some what diffrent here because of the fact that most are from some where else and have loyalties tied to the cities they are from and only go to the games for the chance to see there favorite team play the home team.
    ————————————————–
    Let me help you Moron….Its called the Florida – Georgia game and it has been played in Jacksonville every year since 1930 or so…You know, The Worlds Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party, that game that draws 90,000 + every year…..oh, and the Gator Bowl….you know that New Years Day Bowl game that has been here forever….But wait, there’s more! We also hosted the ACC championship for 5 years….and other neutral site games such as Florida State – Alabama that had 90,000 people there….and Florida State – Colorado which also sold out. They are right, you cant fix stupid. Jacksonville is a great football city, the NFL is just still the new kid in school and needs a little more time to build its young fan base. With no blackouts this year and a first round QB next year, the support is continuing to grow. You all think you know, but you only hear shit the National media says. The National media doesnt ever come here so they dont know shit either! Come here more than once and actually see the city and get to know the people, then you can talk shit. GO JAGS.

  44. City_Native says: Oct 1, 2010 11:16 AM

    DRJ… Great point I was just about to make. The correct you a bit. Of the the Bay Area Metro, the Niners fan base is bigger. Close to a 65% to 35% split.

  45. realitypolice says: Oct 1, 2010 11:17 AM

    @ DRJ, Mr. White :
    Stop wasting your time rationalizing the lack of support for your team based upon market size:
    1) Green Bay is much smaller than Jax and could probably sell 100,000 tickets every week if they had the seats
    2) Most organizations that have actual fan bases,
    draw a good amount these bases from far outside their metropolitan area.
    You have more than enough people in North Florida to consistently sell out the stadium, like they do for the Florida game.
    They just don’t care about the Jaguars. Get over it.

  46. jj jones says: Oct 1, 2010 11:30 AM

    “realitypolice says:
    October 1, 2010 11:09 AM
    Oh, and thank you for making my point for me. You describe the extra seats that are tarped off as being intended for use when the stadium hosts home games for a college that is 75 miles away.”
    Jacksonville doesn’t host home games for any college. The stadium is home to the Florida-Georgia game. You know, one of the biggest college football games in the country. The World’s Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party? Ever heard of it?

  47. AlanWeiss says: Oct 1, 2010 11:35 AM

    Per Sean Leahy of USA Today, six games have been blacked out through four weeks. That projects to 25 or 26 blackouts for the year.
    Ummmm….. six times four equals twenty four. I mean 6×4=24.
    Or if it were 3G it would read something like : ..six time 4 equated about 25 ur 26ish.

  48. MrWhite says: Oct 1, 2010 11:36 AM

    realitypolice says:
    October 1, 2010 11:09 AM
    And I’m stupid?
    —————————————————–
    Yes. Yes you are.
    Green Bay has had a team since 1919. Even still, they had to play three regular season games in Milwaukee for 60 years to expand their base and protect against teams forming in SE Wisconsin.
    Green Bay is also the only community-owned franchise in the league. And it’s also the only reason the team wasnt sold many years ago.
    The point here is to simply prove your idiocy and lack of knowledge. I love Green Bay and think their organization and fans are top notch. Ideally the Jags, as a small market team, will emulate their success.

  49. C says: Oct 1, 2010 11:40 AM

    Hey dumA$$es, LA does not want the Raiders nor the Chargers…. Their markets are too close and would not change fan wise. Therefore income wise. Just because they are blacked out there doesn’t mean they won’t be blacked out in LA.
    LA once had 2 teams and lost them both. Because no one cared. And it would probably happen again.

  50. jj jones says: Oct 1, 2010 11:50 AM

    “realitypolice says:
    October 1, 2010 11:17 AM
    2) Most organizations that have actual fan bases,
    draw a good amount these bases from far outside their metropolitan area.
    They just don’t care about the Jaguars. Get over it.”
    And Tampa doesn’t care about the Buccaneers.
    And St. Louis doesn’t care about the Rams.
    And Oakland doesn’t care about the Raiders.
    And Charlotte doesn’t care about the Panthers.
    And Cincinnati doesn’t care about the Bengals.
    And Detroit doesn’t care about the Lions.
    And Minneapolis doesn’t care about the Vikings.
    And San Diego doesn’t care about the Chargers.
    And Phoenix doesn’t care about the Cardinals.
    And Miami doesn’t care about the Dolphins.
    Get over it.

  51. realitypolice says: Oct 1, 2010 11:53 AM

    MrWhite says:
    October 1, 2010 11:36 AM
    realitypolice says:
    October 1, 2010 11:09 AM
    And I’m stupid?
    —————– ——————– —————-
    Yes. Yes you are.
    Green Bay has had a team since 1919. Even still, they had to play three regular season games in Milwaukee for 60 years to expand their base and protect against teams forming in SE Wisconsin.
    Green Bay is also the only community-owned franchise in the league. And it’s also the only reason the team wasnt sold many years ago.
    The point here is to simply prove your idiocy and lack of knowledge. I love Green Bay and think their organization and fans are top notch. Ideally the Jags, as a small market team, will emulate their success.
    ======================
    How does that prove my idiocy and lack of knowledge? Which one of those facts do you think I didn’t know, and how do they disprove my argument that at the current time, the Jags do not have an adequate fan base?
    And why do you Jag apologists have to continuously have to resort to personal attacks?
    Your arguments that weak?

  52. GoJags436 says: Oct 1, 2010 11:53 AM

    @ realitypolice: if you did any research on the subject at all, you’d know that J-ville’s stadium, with the tarps , has a bigger seating capacity than Soldier Field in Chicago. Are you implying that Chicago is a bad football town? Because every week this year, there are more fans at EverBank Field than in Soldier Field. And Chi-town has several million more people in it (or do I need to tell you that too?)
    And yes you are stupid if you can’t understand that the tarps are permanant for Jags game, giving it a capacity of just over 67k, but the tarps come off for the Florida/Georgia game & the Gator Bowl. You’re also stupid if you think that the people in J-ville buy all the tickets for the FL/GA game. The schools get the vast majority of tickets for their students, alumni & boosters. Only a small segment of those tickets are bought by J-ville residents. Now go get bent.

  53. gunzofsteel says: Oct 1, 2010 11:54 AM

    You can always watch it live streatming on the internet.

  54. realitypolice says: Oct 1, 2010 11:55 AM

    jj jones says:
    October 1, 2010 11:30 AM
    “realitypolice says:
    October 1, 2010 11:09 AM
    Oh, and thank you for making my point for me. You describe the extra seats that are tarped off as being intended for use when the stadium hosts home games for a college that is 75 miles away.”
    Jacksonville doesn’t host home games for any college. The stadium is home to the Florida-Georgia game. You know, one of the biggest college football games in the country. The World’s Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party? Ever heard of it?
    =======================
    I know all about the cocktail party. I’ve been to the cocktail party.
    I may have overstated my point by saying UF plays home “games” there, but I think your being a little naive (or purposely untruthful) if you think that game is not a defacto home game for the Gators.

  55. DRJ says: Oct 1, 2010 11:57 AM

    Green Bay is an anamoly. It would never work anywhere else in a city that size so the comparison is weak. Good for Green Bay though.
    The only point that any of us “Jag” apologist are trying to make is that of the “available” non premium seats sold at Everbank staduim to date in 2010 they’ve all been sold. Yet in larger markets with smaller stadiums blackouts are occuring. That’s a undeniable fact.

  56. Perception=Reality says: Oct 1, 2010 11:57 AM

    I’ve lived in both Jacksonville and Oakland and the one thing no one is talking about is cost of living. Apples and oranges. I paid half the rent for a much bigger and nicer place in Jacksonville than Oakland. Besides, not much else to do in Jax. Football is everything there (which I admit is kinda cool).

  57. MrWhite says: Oct 1, 2010 11:57 AM

    realitypolice says:
    October 1, 2010 11:17 AM
    They just don’t care about the Jaguars. Get over it.
    —————————————————-
    Jags fans only care about market size when it is grossly mischaracterized by individuals who A.) Are too lazy to research or B.) Are board trolls. Which are you?
    And yes, Jag fans also know that there are too many people who dont care about the Jags in N FLA- but we are getting better. If you were local, you would understand the stress between Gator fans and Jaguar fans (re…Tim Tebow).
    But that is local to Jacksonville and we will not get over it until we consistently sell out.
    The question is, when the **** will you, and your mentally-challenged cohorts, get over it?

  58. Clausensteamnow says: Oct 1, 2010 12:01 PM

    Directv’s sunday ticket + not living near a local football team = no blackouts for me ;)

  59. cusoman says: Oct 1, 2010 12:05 PM

    With facts like this I think it’s hilarious that GB and Saints fans still think the Vikings have a shot in hell at moving to LA.
    At this point, it looks like MN is going to have a Democratic governor who’s not afraid to tax (Dayton), or an independent governor who has a racino plan all drawn up (Horner), so a new stadium deal is looking pretty likely in the next legislative session.

  60. GoJags436 says: Oct 1, 2010 12:16 PM

    @ realitypolice: defacto home game for the Gators? And you say you’ve been to the cocktail party here? I seriously doubt it. Look at a map, Skippy. J-ville is actually closer to the Georgia state line than it is to Gainesville. Posting with you is like talking to my 7 year old son.

  61. PurpleNGold says: Oct 1, 2010 12:17 PM

    As our ponzi scheme of an economy enters its death throes we’ll continue to see declines in purchases of luxury items, like NFL tickets.

  62. allinSTACKme says: Oct 1, 2010 12:34 PM

    imayberight says:
    October 1, 2010 9:47 AM
    And they say Philly fan’s suck!!! Atleast we go to the and support our teams heck we even help other teams sell out ask anyone who knows when the Eagles and Phil’s come to town the owners love it cause they are almost asured of a sell out.
    ————————————————–
    Evidently, they skip their grammar class to attend all of these games. Ever heard of punctuation?
    You may be right, but you’re definitely not bright.

  63. allinSTACKme says: Oct 1, 2010 12:35 PM

    Wow, the 10 Jags fans left are feeling incredibly fiesty today.

  64. Perception=Reality says: Oct 1, 2010 12:43 PM

    C’mon GoJags! While it’s true that Jax is closer to the GA state line, not the GA campus, it’s a fact that it is a defacto home game for the Gators. Jax is Gator country as they call it. I know, I lived there for 2 years…

  65. jj jones says: Oct 1, 2010 12:56 PM

    “realitypolice says:
    October 1, 2010 11:55 AM
    I know all about the cocktail party. I’ve been to the cocktail party.
    I may have overstated my point by saying UF plays home “games” there, but I think your being a little naive (or purposely untruthful) if you think that game is not a defacto home game for the Gators.”
    If you have ever been to that game, you would know it is a neutral site game. The crowd is evenly divided in two. Half red/black and half orange/blue.

  66. R8R_BOB says: Oct 1, 2010 1:00 PM

    The only reason why Florio makes a big deal about blackouts is that the NFL will not get rid of them. The blackout rule is slowly heading toward a deep grave yet the league still thinks its 1960. RAIDER fans like Charger fans and Buc fans are still watching the games that are suppose to be “blacked out.” We have the Internet and DirecTV cards to circumvent the blackout rule. No one is losing out.

  67. DRJ says: Oct 1, 2010 1:02 PM

    All I know is the Jags don’t have a blackout to date and are ahead of 7 larger metro cities in game attendance with argubly one of the worst teams in the league. If that’s not support I don’t know what is.
    I think it’s funny that some of you will die saying the Jags are leaving north Florida. It’s been said for over 10 years now. I’m still waiting….
    Que the: give it 5 more years post…..okay then.

  68. GoJags436 says: Oct 1, 2010 1:05 PM

    I understand that Jax is Gator Country. But you make it sound like J-ville residents fill up the stadium for the FL/GA game & that simply isn’t true. The people of Jax don’t buy the majority of tickets to the Gator Bowl. Again, the majority of tickets are for the schools to distribute to students, alumni & boosters. The people of Jax DON’T fill the stadium for FL/GA. The schools do. If you lived here for 2 years, you’d know this if you paid attention.

  69. joetoronto says: Oct 1, 2010 1:06 PM

    Meldog says: October 1, 2010 10:32 AM
    Buffalo sells out with 73,967 seats….no tarps
    Just sayin’…
    *********************************************************
    Thanks to thousands and thousands of Canadian fans contributing.
    Just sayin’…

  70. Perception=Reality says: Oct 1, 2010 1:20 PM

    If you have ever been to that game, you would know it is a neutral site game. The crowd is evenly divided in two. Half red/black and half orange/blue.
    Inside the stadium yes because they distribute an equal amount of tickets to both schools, but please do not deny the fact that Jax is Gator country. Take any other weekend and the bars are packed with Gator fans. The Jags are a very distant second…..

  71. VoxUcker says: Oct 1, 2010 1:58 PM

    Al Davis still looks great.
    He hasn’t decomposed a bit.

  72. GoJags436 says: Oct 1, 2010 2:15 PM

    Perception, we were talking about the FL/GA game, not the city. It’s acknowledged that Jax is Gator Country. So shit, sherlock.

  73. tango says: Oct 1, 2010 2:33 PM

    The Raiders will not sell out because the 3%idiots like “aldavisisaleisuresuit” simply do not scream loud enough that decomposed al davis continues to make horrible personnel decisions. Look at ridiculous that O line. The #1 waste of a draft pick in DHB, etc. The coliseum is a pit. $33 for parking. $7.50 for a beer. Until all that crap is fixed they will never sell out

  74. Perception=Reality says: Oct 1, 2010 2:48 PM

    Yes, we were talking about how it is a de facto home game for the Gators…and it is. The fact that you acknowledge that Jax is Gator country proves my point. Obviously, Gator players feel more at home as opposed to the GA players. Pulling up to the stadium and seeing nothing but Gator gear by all the tailGATORS makes it as close to Gainsville gameday experience as it can be. Do you really think the GA players, having to travel to the Gators home state, think it’s a neutral site game?

  75. jj jones says: Oct 1, 2010 2:57 PM

    “Perception=Reality says:
    October 1, 2010 1:20 PM
    Take any other weekend and the bars are packed with Gator fans. The Jags are a very distant second…..”
    That is false. There are alot of Gator fans in Jacksonville. But it isn’t anymore a “Gator town” than Cincinnati is a “Buckeye town” or Houston is a “Longhorn town”.

  76. Perception=Reality says: Oct 1, 2010 3:40 PM

    @JJ Jones
    I hope you either live, or have lived in Jax making that statement. Every Friday during football season was Gator Day at my job and I couldn’t pass 3 cars on the street without seeing a Gator flag or sticker. I was actually quite impressed by the fan loyalty there…

  77. Alualuwho says: Oct 1, 2010 3:43 PM

    There are just as many if not more Georgia fans in Jax during the FL GA game…The Florida fans live much closer and are here for the weekend but The Georgia fans are camped out in RV City for 2 weeks before the damn game. The bottom line is the stadium without the tarps is to big. All of you people know this. Look at the size of the Colts Stadium….look at the size of Baltimores Stadium…..Thats what the jaguars would have had, if not for the college games. Have some sense people. someone respond to this, please.

  78. funi says: Oct 1, 2010 5:08 PM

    That is why Raider nation s called “CHOKELAND FAIDERS” AND THERE IS NO NATION YOU SOFT PANSY FANS! Relocate Faiders to Mexico !

  79. buzzbissinger says: Oct 1, 2010 7:00 PM

    @Tom “Horse Toofs” Jackson SUX!!!!!
    They moved back to Oakland because they wanted luxury suites and the revenue that comes with them. Dumbass.

  80. jj jones says: Oct 1, 2010 10:28 PM

    Florida plays Bama tomorrow and I didn’t see one Gator car flag today in Jacksonville.

  81. Al Davis Is God - tango is a fat redneck says: Oct 2, 2010 12:57 AM

    tango you fat, ignorant, retarded, inbred, hillbilly, redneck, moron bigot: I give up, what the hell are you talking about you idiot? I don’t know why I’m not surprised that you couldn’t muster a single complete sentence. All you ever do is make yourself sound like the retarded, illiterate, uneducated POS you are. So do everyone a favor and remind us what NFL team you work for you sack of pig crap. What’s that? None? The big mouthed high school waterboy know- it -all hasn’t been a GM for any NFL team? Will wonders never cease. By the way, GFY.

  82. funi says: Oct 3, 2010 12:32 PM

    Raiders fans are SOFT! Support your team you bunch of uneducated, worthless losers! I guess if you could bring guns and knives in the stadium you would go!

  83. TiceWasBetter says: Oct 3, 2010 5:10 PM

    Minnesotamomentum.com
    Supporter!
    The Vikings come from the Land of Ice and Snow, NOT sunscreen and botox.

  84. tango says: Oct 4, 2010 12:06 PM

    To:aldavisisarealidiot: Now yesterday was impressive. If you try and tell me there were more than 30,000 in the coliseum then I know dead al has really gotten into your POS head. DHB once again shows he is worthy of a 5th round pick !!

  85. tango says: Oct 4, 2010 3:27 PM

    Funi, your wrong. Lot’s of Raider fans on the sidelines protesting the last 7-8 year drafts and trades by dead al. When he leaves we will hopefully get a decent personel department and a credible GM and then the Coliseum will be rocking again. Can you beleive DHB as a #1 pick ? Gallery, etc are all 2-4th round guys Unfrickinbelievable !

  86. jj jones says: Oct 5, 2010 9:10 AM

    60k at Everbank Field…again.

  87. Al Davis Is God - tango is a retarded POS says: Oct 7, 2010 10:43 AM

    tango you fat, puke, punk, inbred, hillbilly, redneck, retard, bigot POS: Remind the world, lardass: which NFl teams have you worked for? None? Oh, yeah, that sounds right. You’ve gotten this vast amount of knowledge and expertise where? Out of your ass? That sounds right, too. It’s only idiot, uninformed, uneducated, illiterate POS like you that flap your holes about things you know nothing about. Get back in the basement, mommy’s boy. The sun will be coming out soon.

  88. tango says: Oct 7, 2010 4:38 PM

    To:aldavisisonmeds: So Gallery a great pick ? DHB worthy of a #1 ? Great O line dead al put together ? This is not about me you POS. It is about the Raiders and not the 3% idiots like you ! We will rise once again but it will happen when dead al goes, convict Herera follows and guys like you stay in the parking lot doing your jello shots !!

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