Raiders receive extension to avoid blackout


Raiders receive extension to avoid blackout

ALAMEDA -- The Raiders have requested, and received, an extension to sell enough tickets to broadcast locally and avoid a blackout in Sunday's home finale against Kansas City.

The only home blackout for Oakland this season was the Dec. 2 game against Cleveland, which snapped a streak of 13 straight televised home games dating back to Dec. 26, 2010, against Indianapolis.

The Raiders (3-10) are mired in a six-game losing streak, while the Chiefs are 2-11. Oakland beat Kansas City at Arrowhead Stadium, 26-16, on Oct. 28. It is the last time the Raiders won a game.

This past summer the Raiders signed up for the NFL's new 85 percent threshold rule, meaning they do not have to sell out every seat in the Coliseum, which has the second-smallest listed capacity in the NFL at 63,132.

Since returning from Los Angeles in 1995, the Raiders have had 63 televised home games with 80 blackouts.

Sunday's game is being broadcasted by CBS, with Kevin Harlan and Solomon Wilcots in the booth. Kickoff is scheduled for 1:25 p.m. PT.

Derek Carr approves of Tiger Woods' new pool table


Derek Carr approves of Tiger Woods' new pool table

Tiger Woods' re-felted pool table is for all of Raider Nation.

To no surprise, quarterback Derek Carr approves of the new look. 

The golf legend tweeted a picture of his new table where he went with silver felt and a Raiders logo right in the middle. Woods' table also has silver and black balls with the Raiders logo on them. 

Woods grew up in Southern California and attended Stanford in 1994, the Raiders' last year in Los Angeles. That same year, Woods helped the Cardinal become the NCAA Division I golf champions before turning pro.

After eating her food as kid, Lynch purchasing restaurant from 79-year-old


After eating her food as kid, Lynch purchasing restaurant from 79-year-old

Marshawn Lynch first tasted Cassie Nickelson's food when he was nine years old while she catered out of her Oakland apartment.

"When he was 9-years-old, he came across the street to get a hamburger and French fries. 25-cent French fries and a 75-cent hamburger," Nickelson said to KTVU.

Lynch, 31, is now set to take over Nickelson's popular soul-food restaurant, Scend's Restaurant and Bar, in Emeryville. Nickelson, 79, will be retiring in August. 

"I'm comfortable with him and I like him," Nickelson said.

Lynch will not become the official owner until the liquor license changes hands. Scend's, an acronym for Nickelson's children and grandchildren, is known for its seafood, fried chicken and red beans.