The San Diego Chargers, in an unusual move, have disclosed on the team’s official web site that local blackouts are a distinct possibility for the 2009 season.
“Yes, local television blackouts are a definite possibility,” COO Jim
Steeg said. “Our goal right now is to make everyone aware that tickets are
still available and that, at this point at least, blackouts are
Cue the “those last several hundred seats are the worst several hundred seats in football” crowd.
But Steeg apparently has factored into his comments the reality that some of the seats at Qualcomm Stadium aren’t ideal.
“We have a lot of tickets to sell for all of our games,” Steeg said, “and these are better seats than we’ve had available in recent years.”
Steeg says that both preseason games, against the Seahawks and the 49ers, likely will be blacked out. That apparently will be only the start.
Imagine how bad it would be if the Chargers weren’t any good.
It makes us wonder how bad it will be for the teams that aren’t any good.