If Carson Palmer’s return to Cincinnati isn’t seen on local TV then can the Raiders get their second round pick in the 2013 draft back?
Don’t answer that question. Just some wishful thinking on my part and I’m pretty sure Reggie McKenzie has already scanned (multiple times) the fine print on that deal for any loophole like a Black Friday shopper does the back of their multiple receipts.
Regardless of the details of that infamous push of the panic button by Hue Jackson CP3 is here and on Sunday he’ll be back where it all started. Palmer’s return to the team he walked out on will not be seen on local TV as the Bengals have been blacked out.
Not sure if that says more about Palmer or the Raiders though.
Clearly the fans in the Nati have moved on from Palmer and his retirement power play. They’re not so motivated to jeer him that they’ll buy out ever ticket to get their Palmer hate on. Of course having Andy Dalton and A.J. Green breath new life into a dying franchise will do that too.
Then again, maybe the Raiders just aren’t that hot a ticket these days. It’s getting more and more difficult to sell Raider Nation on this team so you can imagine it’s even more of a chore for opposing fans to do the same.
For the Bengals, who did make the playoffs last season and are still in the hunt this year, this marks their second home blackout of the year. Even the Raiders in their sad state haven’t experienced a local blackout (yet) this season. I’m thinking that says a little something about not only the faith of Raider Nation but also (perhaps) Palmer was so bent on breaking out of Cincy.