Can you imagine if this happened in KC?
1 in 3 games sold out???
Raiders Chiefs game a sellout.
No tickets? No problem. Everyone else apparently has 'em, so Sunday's Raiders game with the visiting Kansas City Chiefs will be televised locally. In most NFL cities, a home-game sellout is an assumption, not news. But for Oakland, it's always reason to celebrate.
Just think: in 99 games since returning from Los Angeles, the Raiders have been blacked out on local television 66 times because the game wasn't sold out. Sunday's game makes it 33 sellouts, or 1 out of 3 home games.
If you don't have a television, don't despair. There are a limited number of tickets available because the Chiefs returned a portion of their allotted tickets.
The game will be televised on Channel 5 locally and Channel 13 in Sacramento.
CBS is even sending its A-Team crew, Jim Nantz and Phil Simms. In other notes from practice:
Defensive tackle Gerard Warren (thigh) has now missed two weeks of practice. He hopes to practice today, though, and be a game-day decision.
Defensive tackle Warren Sapp (ankle) and safety Hiram Eugene (neck) also did not practice but Raiders coach Lane Kiffin expects them to play.