- Feb 22, 2003
I've never wished for blackouts... but come on lets be honest who really wasn't in this case.The raiders were given a extension until 4 pm Thursday to sell the game out... Usually you have 72 before kick out (1:15 pm Thursday) and they did not sell out. Now we get to watch the Game Of The week with the Pats and Colts... Can't get any better than this..
Bad news for Raiders fans: Sunday's game won't be on local television. Good news for non-Raiders fans: The Colts-Patriots showdown will be.
The Raiders did not sell out Sunday's home game against the Texans, which means the game will be blacked out locally.
Instead, CBS affiliates will show the much-hyped matchup of NFL unbeatens when New England (8-0) visits Indianapolis (7-0). That game would not have been available if the Raiders sold out.
An unscientific poll on SFGate.com asked which game readers would prefer to watch. There were 1,737 votes, 86% for the Patriots-Colts, 14% for the Texans-Raiders.
This is Oakland's first nonsellout in four games, and the third since the Raiders took over ticket operations before last season.
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