Originally Posted by Mikef5
I gave up on the Raiders along time ago. Blacking out games isn't going to get fans to go to their games.... a winning team gets them there and a ticket price that would allow an entire family to go to their games and not have to mortgage their house. I still watch the 49er's, they at least will buy up tickets and give them to local charities to prevent the game from being blacked out.
I was under the impression that the Raiders and/or KPIX do the same thing, but they have to get to the point where the NFL considers them close enough to a blackout that they will grant a 24-hour extension to the 72-hour limit (otherwise it's just too expensive), and with the Raiders, that just doesn't happen particularly often.
And I for one hope NFL Red Zone doesn't
become too popular; otherwise, the NFL may give serious consideration to blacking it out in areas where a blacked-out game is being played (otherwise it pretty much defeats the purpose of having the blackout rule).