Due to the NFL's policy, the Bears-Raiders preseason game Friday night in Oakland will be blacked out locally.
The league instilled a new policy in 2012 stating that teams have the option of selling 85 percent of game tickets to avoid a blackout in their local market. Before the rule change, teams had to sellout games or receive an exception for the game to be televised locally.
The game will be shown on a tape delay starting at 10:00 p.m. in Oakland and will be available live on radio.
Preseason games are no stranger to being blacked out, but could you imagine a Bears game - even exhibition - not getting sold out? What would you do if that ever happened in Chicago?
It's probably something fans will never have to worry about with the Bears in the midst of a 234-game sellout streak, which puts them at 17th overall throughout the four major sports in the United States.