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Raiders blacked out in Bay Area

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TV viewers in the Bay Area won’t be able to watch Sunday’s Dolphins-Raiders game.

The game didn’t sell out and will be blacked out locally, the Raiders confirmed today.

As a PFT reader pointed out, tickets to the game can be purchased at StubHub for as low as $35.

The Raiders did manage to sell out their most recent home game, against the Chiefs on November 7, but before that they had 11 in a row blacked out. So now it’s 12 blackouts in 13 games for Oakland.

After Sunday against the Dolphins, the Raiders have two more home games this season: December 19 against the Broncos and December 26 against the Colts. If the Raiders manage to stay in playoff contention deep into December there’s a chance that those games could sell out, but it seems more likely that those two games will be blacked out as well, and the Chiefs game will go down as the team’s only sellout of 2010.

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33 Responses to “Raiders blacked out in Bay Area”
  1. sjuhawk says: Nov 26, 2010 6:45 PM

    Introducing your 2015 LA RAIDERS!!!

  2. hobartbaker says: Nov 26, 2010 6:45 PM

    Is there a silver lining?

  3. blmonroe12 says: Nov 26, 2010 6:50 PM

    I wonder if that Dolphins fan that got beat up and urinated on in the Black Hole mens restroom a few years back is making the trip for this game???

  4. joetoronto says: Nov 26, 2010 7:02 PM

    sjuhawk says: Nov 26, 2010 6:45 PM

    Introducing your 2015 LA RAIDERS!!!
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    Stick to kiddie ball, kid.

  5. jgrange says: Nov 26, 2010 7:08 PM

    Not surprising considering their performance last weekend. Start winning consistently and the fans will show up. That’s been hard for them to do lately.

  6. Wisconsin77 says: Nov 26, 2010 7:16 PM

    Between these guys and San Diego, why are we even considering sending teams out of state to LA. The La franchises NEEDS to come from California. That state does not deserve 4 NFL franchises.

  7. chitown26 says: Nov 26, 2010 7:29 PM

    Oh Wisconsin77, let me guess…

    You’d like a franchise in Osh Kosh? Or how about Kenosha? Maybe even one on Rock Island?

    You’re just jealous that WI is a dump and nobody wants to move there. Of course they want a franchise in LA – California is where it’s at!

    Signed,
    Guy from Chicago that lives in the Bay Area and probably will never move back because the weather is soooooo much better out here than the mid-west. Seriously, mosquitos and humidity really really suck.

  8. JakeDSnake says: Nov 26, 2010 7:30 PM

    DHB was out last week. Nobody from Oakland is gonna spend a month’s worth of shoeshine tips to see a DHB-less Raiders team.
    That said, the Raiders should beat the Dolphins by at least thirty points.

  9. hound32 says: Nov 26, 2010 7:50 PM

    why force a team TO LA ? they had the Raiders once and the Rams . they dont care about pro football in LA . Big market .. little interest .

  10. Robert says: Nov 26, 2010 8:01 PM

    Los Angeles Raiders 2014…..

  11. raiders4life says: Nov 26, 2010 8:37 PM

    sjuhawk says:
    Nov 26, 2010 6:45 PM
    Introducing your 2015 LA RAIDERS!!!
    ————————————————
    Right on! LA RAIDERS does sound a lot better than the Oakland RAIDERS. I do recall them winning the their last Super Bowl as the LA RAIDERS aswell. I grew up with them here in LA and I would love to have them back, preferably under new ownership with all due respect to Mr. Al Davis. RAIDERS4LIFE!!!!!!

  12. raiders4life says: Nov 26, 2010 8:37 PM

    sjuhawk says:
    Nov 26, 2010 6:45 PM
    Introducing your 2015 LA RAIDERS!!!
    ————————————————
    Right on! LA RAIDERS does sound a lot better than the Oakland RAIDERS. I do recall them winning their last Super Bowl as the LA RAIDERS aswell. I grew up with them here in LA and I would love to have them back, preferably under new ownership with all due respect to Mr. Al Davis. RAIDERS4LIFE!!!!!!

  13. Wisconsin77 says: Nov 26, 2010 9:12 PM

    chitown26 says: Nov 26, 2010 7:29 PM
    Oh Wisconsin77, let me guess…
    You’d like a franchise in Osh Kosh? Or how about Kenosha? Maybe even one on Rock Island?
    You’re just jealous that WI is a dump and nobody wants to move there. Of course they want a franchise in LA – California is where it’s at!

    Haven’t lived in WI for 12 years. As a matter of fact I live in Pacific Grove. CA does not need another football team when they can’t even support 3.

  14. timegambit says: Nov 26, 2010 10:39 PM

    Looks like orc nation will have to find a better way to piss away 3 hours, actually closer to 4 with the penalties. Maybe start a book club, or bail bond fundraiser.

  15. JSpicoli says: Nov 26, 2010 10:54 PM

    $35 will put you in Mt. Davis, barely in the vecinity of the game.

    Most seats cost twice that. It is not like no one will pay $35 for good seats. Those seats will not sell unless the team is winning consistantly.

  16. R8RBOB says: Nov 26, 2010 11:02 PM

    #
    raiders4life says: Nov 26, 2010 8:37 PM

    sjuhawk says:
    Nov 26, 2010 6:45 PM
    Introducing your 2015 LA RAIDERS!!!
    ————————————————
    Right on! LA RAIDERS does sound a lot better than the Oakland RAIDERS. I do recall them winning their last Super Bowl as the LA RAIDERS aswell. I grew up with them here in LA and I would love to have them back, preferably under new ownership with all due respect to Mr. Al Davis. RAIDERS4LIFE!!!!!!
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    Not to be snarky but what makes you think the RAIDERS would remain the RAIDERS in LA? What I mean is that the NFL and the franchise may do what the Ravens did and that is leave the name, the history and the colors in Oakland. The world has changed since Al left the first time. The league may want a relocated franchise to start anew and follow past examples of relocated franchises.

    Balitmore Ravens
    Colorado Avalanche
    Phoenix Coyotes
    Washington Nationals
    Oklahoma City Thunder
    Tennessee Titans (Owner retired the name Oilers)

  17. blacksunday1 says: Nov 26, 2010 11:15 PM

    How about Sacramento Raiders? It’s centralize and a short drive from the fans from the north and the east( Nevada).

  18. cadolfan says: Nov 26, 2010 11:40 PM

    If there weren’t so many thugs more people would go the game including visitor fans.

  19. sourdough says: Nov 27, 2010 12:27 AM

    – The Raiders have had 80 blackouts, and 45 games on television, since moving back to Oakland in 1995.

    I guess Raider fans aren’t impressed w. an NFL record, seven (7) consecutive eleven (11) loss seasons. Go figure.

  20. natelan says: Nov 27, 2010 2:31 AM

    “TV viewers in the Bay Area won’t be able to watch Sunday’s Dolphins-Raiders game.”

    MDS, I like the way you smartly worded this… “TV” viewers won’t be able to watch the game, but that won’t stop thousands of people from watching it via illegal internet feeds.

    Every time a game gets “blacked out,” I just point and laugh at the NFL for trying to screw over its fans, but failing miserably to do so.

  21. natelan says: Nov 27, 2010 2:58 AM

    sourdough says: Nov 27, 2010 12:27 AM

    – The Raiders have had 80 blackouts, and 45 games on television, since moving back to Oakland in 1995.

    I guess Raider fans aren’t impressed w. an NFL record, seven (7) consecutive eleven (11) loss seasons. Go figure.

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

    If these numbers are accurate, I’m flabbergasted…

    For a fan base that’s always up in my grill (as a Chargers fan) for disloyalty and fair-weatherness, I now see them as HUGE hypocrites!

  22. natelan says: Nov 27, 2010 3:05 AM

    cadolfan says: Nov 26, 2010 11:40 PM

    If there weren’t so many thugs more people would go the game including visitor fans.

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

    Nail on the head!

    The Raiders organization relishes in its thug-like persona which works in the midst of success, but heavily works against itself in times of defeat.

    And for that matter, winning is reward enough for going to a game… No need to stoke the flames of violence to drum-up support… “Just win, baby!” Right?

    I’m a Chargers fan, and I’m well aware that Raiders fans love to reminisce about their 3 or 4 coveted Super Bowl rings, and they’ve every right to do so, but to be fair, their last Super Bowl occured before I was born, so they mean NOTHING to me! Ancient history! Pointing to those rings is the same thing as Greece or Italy reminding us that they once ruled the entire known world- But look at them now! Inconsequential losers!

    I will end with some words of wisdom I once heard a game commentator make during a live Raiders game, “The Raiders, a commitment to excrement!”

  23. raiders4life says: Nov 27, 2010 3:09 AM

    cadolfan says:
    Nov 26, 2010 11:40 PM
    If there weren’t so many thugs more people would go the game including visitor fans.
    ———————————————————-
    All that stereotypical crap about Raiders Fans being thugs and gangtsas is way overhyped. If you actually showed up to Raiders home games, including visiting teams fans, you’d find Raiders fans to be friendly, courteous and respectful. It’s all good natured and no different from what goes on in other stadiums around the league.

    If it makes you feel better to think you’re better than us by stereotyping us in that fashion, go for it. But that fear people have against Raider Nation makes us the most hated in all the NFL. And that’s the truth. It’s not fair but just the way it is. And to be honest, I wouldn’t have it any other way. Raiders4Life!!!!!

  24. joetoronto says: Nov 27, 2010 6:26 AM

    natelan says: Nov 27, 2010 2:58 AM

    If these numbers are accurate, I’m flabbergasted…

    For a fan base that’s always up in my grill (as a Chargers fan) for disloyalty and fair-weatherness, I now see them as HUGE hypocrites!
    *********************************************************
    What you don’t understand is that Raider Nation is truly global, not centralized to one tiny area.

    Like the Donkeys.

  25. fat4jc says: Nov 27, 2010 8:32 AM

    Great news….now, how do I get that game off my CBS station here in Richmond tomorrow afternoon?

  26. ralphwilsonsucks says: Nov 27, 2010 8:36 AM

    No interest in raiders football there. Maybe right up there with the Jags fans.

  27. boknowsvt says: Nov 27, 2010 9:30 AM

    What you don’t understand is that Raider Nation is truly global, not centralized to one tiny area.

    Like the Donkeys.

    *********************************************************
    Home games might not sell out, but the away games are always dominated by Raider fans. I’ve been to New York to see them play the Jets, and the Raider fans far outnumbered Jets fans. And in San Diego….it wasn’t even close. I felt like I was in Oakland.

  28. laxer37 says: Nov 27, 2010 10:45 AM

    No Raider fan… a blackout is NOT similar to the “whiteout” that Penn State does where the sold out crowd wears white clothing.

    A blackout means your friends and neighbors will not be able to see you at the Raider game in your silly halloween getup.

  29. kingtut52 says: Nov 27, 2010 3:05 PM

    chitown26 says:
    Nov 26, 2010 7:29 PM
    Oh Wisconsin77, let me guess…

    You’d like a franchise in Osh Kosh? Or how about Kenosha? Maybe even one on Rock Island?

    You’re just jealous that WI is a dump and nobody wants to move there. Of course they want a franchise in LA – California is where it’s at!

    Signed,
    Guy from Chicago that lives in the Bay Area and probably will never move back because the weather is soooooo much better out here than the mid-west. Seriously, mosquitos and humidity really really suck. ………………………………………..Uh so hows that 2nd language, the earthquakes ,and the traffic work’in out for ya

  30. kingtut52 says: Nov 27, 2010 3:09 PM

    Now if they would only take the stink’in Faders off my NFL Package on Directv and re-emberse me.

  31. sourdough says: Nov 27, 2010 3:14 PM

    boknowvt says: “Home games might not sell out, but the away games are always dominated by Raider fans. I’ve been to New York to see them play the Jets, and the Raider fans far outnumbered Jets fans. And in San Diego….it wasn’t even close. I felt like I was in Oakland.”

    “Always dominated.”!?! WTF!?! That has to be one of the lamest statements I’ve read on PFT in a long time, and yes that is saying a lot considering the not-quite-mensa’s that post on this site. Do you really expect anyone who reads your post to believe that Raider fans dominate away games!?! Are you talking about the same Oakland Raiders that have posted seven consecutive seasons with at least eleven losses (an NFL record)!?! Are we to believe that 50,000 Raider fans somehow materialize in other cities and buy the majority of the tickets, yet Oakland w. millions of people in the Bay area to pull from can’t sell-out a home game unless they sell two-for-one tickets!?! That is ridiculous when you consider the Raiders posted a not-so-impressive attendance of 35,721 for one of their home games this year. Furthermore, they are in dead last in NFL home field attendance, yet somehow you expect us to believe Raider fans show up in droves and “outnumber” fans on the road. Um…yea, (giggle) we believe you.

    Put…down…the…pipe!

  32. joetoronto says: Nov 27, 2010 3:48 PM

    sourdough:

    You have no idea what you’re talking about. It’s not always about wins and losses when it comes to a sports franchise.

    Look at the Leafs in the NHL. They’ve been brutal for the same amount of time the Raiders have, yet Leafs fans are everywhere at games all over North America.

    You see, some teams have true die hard fans, some, like the Chargers, have fairweather fans.

    Like you.

  33. plmoknijbvhucgyxftzdr says: Nov 28, 2010 12:50 AM

    they should just cover the tarp on the third deck of the stadium for the A’s so they have just over 35000 seats so they can sell out every game

    plus they don’t have to bother removing and putting it back again before and after every baseball season

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