The Raiders and KGO-TV agreed Sunday to buy any leftover tickets for the team's game tonight against the New York Jets, ensuring it will be shown at 6 p.m. on Channel 7.
The team did not divulge how many seats are unsold but said tickets are available. Games typically must be sold out 72 hours in advance to be on local TV. The Raiders needed two extensions before announcing the deal.
Man, if they'd had *any* guts they'd have just let it get silver-and-blacked out. Still, I guess I'll watch...if I'm awake. ;-)
"HHH, you should probably do the job here to put RVD over for the good of the company." "Vince, I'm just a caveman! I was out hunting when I fell in some ice and was unfrozen by your scientists. Your future world frightens and confuses me. You say these words like "job" and "put over" and "good of the company" but my primative mind can't grasp these concepts!"---Vince Mcmahon/Unfrozen Caveman Wrestler, Dr. Unlikely 17.9.02
Even playoff games can get blacked out, A few years back the Bills were playing the Raiders in Buffalo in a playoff game and the forcast was for -17 (I think that includes teh windchill) anyway a number of local buisnesses ponied up the money for the extra tickets. My fathers was one so I got to go free with a bunch of other guys from my high school.
Joe Thornton (in the Toronto Sun): "It's something we carry in our jockstraps, the determination to prove everyone wrong."
sportscenter said last night that the winning team had clinched the league title before the game, and this was protest of the opposing coach flipping out on a meaningless game, and to protest bad calls all season long.