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Raider Nation chooses to stay away

Discussion in 'American Football' started by Johnny Lightning, Oct 15, 2009.

  1. Johnny Lightning

    Johnny Lightning Go Bolts

    Feb 7, 2006
    Raider Nation chooses to stay away

    October 15, 2009

    Posted by ESPN.com’s Bill Williamson

    The economic impact of the Oakland Raiders’ seventh straight disappointing season is hitting the team.

    The Raiders are dealing with their second straight local television blackout because Sunday’s game against Philadelphia did not sell out in time.

    The Raiders, who have struggled at times with selling tickets since moving back to Oakland from Los Angeles in 1995, are 1-4 and have not been competitive in recent weeks. Oakland has been outscored 96-16 in its last three games.

    Unless the Raiders dramatically turnaround their season, the team could be in danger of facing blackouts for the final five home games of the season. Only 45,000-plus fans attended the game against Denver, arguably Oakland’s biggest rival, in Week 3. The Oakland Coliseum holds more than 61,000 seats. The team did sell out its season opener against San Diego on a Monday night.

    Still, it seems the hard times on the field in Oakland are resulting in difficult times at the turnstile.
  2. Daddy_O

    Daddy_O Well-Known Member

    Nov 28, 2006
    Don't sweat it. We are almost there. We don't look any better and only have one more win than they do.
  3. nflhof

    nflhof BoltTalker

    Jul 23, 2007
    Raiders to LA?

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