No More Black Hole Blackouts -- Raiders Sell Out Season

The Oakland Raiders sold out its eight-game home schedule for the first time since 1995.

By Chris Roberts
|  Friday, Dec 30, 2011  |  Updated 1:12 PM PDT
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So much for the blackouts -- it's time to turn on that TV again, Raiders fans.

The Oakland Raiders sold out its entire eight-game home season for the first time since moving back to the Bay from Los Angeles in 1995, the team announced this week.

The Raiders close out their home schedule at O.co Coliseum on Sunday against San Diego. The Raiders do have a chance, albeit a slim one, to make the playoffs with a win Sunday (other teams must lose as well).

Oakland's had a tough time at home this year, recording a 3-4 mark thus far at the Coliseum, including an embarrassing 28-27 setback at the hands of Detroit earlier this month.

Nonetheless, that the team is drawing fans through turnstiles is good news to many, not the least of whom are the Raider fans who like to watch from home: games that don't sell out are subject to local television blackouts. No games have been blacked out all season long thanks to the sellouts.

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