It’s ironic just how much the term “blackout” applies to the Raiders. With 11 straight TV blackouts, the Raiders literally had lost a part of their mystique.
This is the Silver and “Black.” The “Black” Hole might be the most well known area of any NFL stadium.
When you have “blackouts” you are just left with half of what used to be something great. Silver without the “black” cannot attack.
Then something amazing happened Thursday, the Raiders announced that the TV blackout had been lifted for this Sunday’s game against the Chiefs,
I’ll be there is section 111, row 20 with my dad and 63,000 other Raiders fans rain or shine.
The Raiders fans really rallied behind a two for one ticket offer, two big wins in a row and Rolando McClain’s bold statement.
McClain proclaimed a media blackout until the Raiders sold out a home game. He didn’t have to wait long. While he didn’t likely have much impact on the tickets sold, he was able to get the media to print something about the Raiders sickly attendance and publicize an amazing ticket offer.
Two more things would make this game extra sweet, a win and showing the NFL what kind of fans are in Oakland by wearing black.
Blackout the coliseum. It isn’t much to ask, as many fans wouldn’t consider wearing any other color.
Leave your white, silver, gray jerseys, jackets, and ponchos at home on Sunday. Wear home black.
Call you local sports radio stations, post it on forums, and tell your friends.