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Cowboys face potential blackout

At a time when all eyes are on Jacksonville and San Diego regarding the possibility that no eyes will be watching the respective home teams’ games in the local market, a highly unlikely candidate for a blackout has emerged.

The Dallas Cowboys.

According to CBS 11 in Dallas, the Giants-Cowboys game has not yet been sold out.  And if it’s not sold out by 8:30 p.m. ET on Thursday, it might not be televised in the Dallas area. 

Though nearly 100,000 fans are expected to attend, thanks to roughly 18,000 standing-room only party passes, 1,200 reserved seats that had been tied to a PSL obligation have been released to the public in an effort to get the tickets sold.

The move has ruffled the feathers of some folks who paid $5,000 per seat for the right to buy season tickets.

“I don’t quite understand why there’s tickets available without the PSL’s if they are good seats,” said Tom Gipson of Flower Mound, Texas, who plunked down $10,000 for a pair of PSLs.  “But I guess with the price they couldn’t sell them all.”

Per CBS 11, the Cowboys won’t say how many tickets need to be moved in order to avoid a blackout.

Typically, an extension of the 72-hour deadline will be approved, if it appears that all of the tickets will be sold.

So in addition to the fact that there’s no television in anyone’s home that can rival the four-sided HD drive-in theater screen that hovers over the playing field at the brand-new venue, the reality very well might be that it’s the only set of screen on which the game will be televised in North Texas.

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  1. Child Please! says: Sep 16, 2009 5:24 PM

    Ha ha.

  2. Ron Dayne's Strict Diet says: Sep 16, 2009 5:24 PM

    Cowboys FAIL!!
    As a non-Cowgirl fan living in Dallas, this would be hilarious. 0% chance it happens though.

  3. zygi milf says: Sep 16, 2009 5:27 PM

    Please, let it be so.
    That will show the league the affect of PSLs on the general public.
    Expect the same in New York next year, too.

  4. EskinSux says: Sep 16, 2009 5:27 PM

    None of the Cowgirls fan on here live in the Dallas area anyway…….What the hell does it matter to them?……

  5. hayward giablommi says: Sep 16, 2009 5:29 PM

    Why pay to sit a mile away from the field and watch a big HD screen, get bent over for parking, food and beer- when you can sit home, pay nothing, and watch on your own HD big screen?
    Nice job, Jerruh. You’ve really outdone yourself this time.

  6. Citizen Strange says: Sep 16, 2009 5:31 PM

    Ladies and Gentlemen …..
    THE LOS ANGELES COWBOYS !!!

  7. redsquare says: Sep 16, 2009 5:31 PM

    Whew, Giants-Cowboys having trouble selling out? Yikes.
    Probably points to how out of date the whole blackout thing is, anyway. Why can’t the NFL just get over itself and make on-demand access to every game on the schedule available to every cable subscriber in the country? Who could possibly argue that it would create less revenue than the DirectTV-only BS (and the Red Zone, coming never to a local channel near you) they have now?

  8. sullijo says: Sep 16, 2009 5:32 PM

    I thought premium seats were exempt from the blackout rules??????

  9. jjared1101 says: Sep 16, 2009 5:33 PM

    “It seems the release of 1,200 tickets on Monday by the Cowboys for this weekend’s game against the Giants has some worried that the contest will not be on television.
    Relax, it is on TV. And there could be small amounts of tickets made available during other games this year that will not affect the blackout rules, according to the Cowboys.
    By the way, a few hundred tickets remain of the 1,200. So if you want to go to the game, buy them up. If you don’t, then don’t worry. You can tune into Channel 5 and be OK.”
    -Todd Archer of the DMN
    *cue the Cowboys hater trolls… eskin, smush, ect…

  10. Youngone says: Sep 16, 2009 5:34 PM

    The league will abolish the rule for them

  11. TFBuckFutter says: Sep 16, 2009 5:35 PM

    Good.
    If the Cowboys have a blackout, the blackout rule will change.
    We should all be in favor of this.

  12. Ocelot138 says: Sep 16, 2009 5:35 PM

    AMERICA’S TEAM.
    Hahahahahaha!

  13. JimmySmith says: Sep 16, 2009 5:38 PM

    You mean to tell us that Jerry Jones screwed his fan base by charging for a PSL’s and then later on changed the rules just so he didn’t have to suffer the indignity of a blackout?
    The good news is indignity is not anything new for the Cowboy fans. Fumbled snaps, final minute INT’s and quick playoff exits for the past decade has gotten the fan base used to indignity, maybe not to the level of 44-6, but getting there.

  14. Pitbullcopper77 says: Sep 16, 2009 5:40 PM

    Gotta love it.
    Signed
    Jacksonville

  15. Eagle Fan34 says: Sep 16, 2009 5:40 PM

    Perfect, couldn’t happen to a nicer guy. This is so typical of loser Cowgirl fans.
    Forever known “Build and they won’t come” Jerry Jones

  16. Levito says: Sep 16, 2009 5:40 PM

    Ha, that would be poetic justice.
    And I’d love to see something like that happen to Jerry Jones, but I doubt it will.

  17. endzoneview says: Sep 16, 2009 5:41 PM

    Soon to be followed by the headline
    “Cowboys Get Extension To Avoid Black Out”
    then subsequently
    “Cowboys Avoid Blackout”
    I’d really like it if you don’t write about this sort of filler until, you know, there’s an actual blackout. Next time, I’ll just skip these stories.

  18. William Wallace says: Sep 16, 2009 5:41 PM

    Come on now, where’s all the “Real fans show up to the Games no matter what” blather?
    Dallas is having problems selling out their regular season home opener in a brand new stadium against the NY Giants?
    Yeah, that must really be due to a lack of passion in the Cowboy fan base, right.
    It’s the economy, stupid.

  19. Mr. Chris Carter says: Sep 16, 2009 5:42 PM

    Their going to sell out but as a EAGLES fan I would love to laugh Cowgirls

  20. beefcake says: Sep 16, 2009 5:44 PM

    Love it!!!! How bout them cowboys…hahaha

  21. this class sucks says: Sep 16, 2009 5:44 PM

    I’m certainly not a Cowboys fan, and think they have done some stupid scoreboard related things, but the blackout rules are so short sighted and just plain greedy. The NFL needs to redo the black out rules plain and simple. The rules were made a long time ago, we live in different times, and currently, tough economic times. Last year I went to 8 49ers but this year I don’t plan on going to any because it is simply too expensive. Luckily the 49ers have a small, cheap, stadium (and great fans) and we haven’t had a blackout yet. But when families are cutting back the budget sporting events are an easy way to save some money. I hope the Cowboys sellout, or the NFL finally decides to change the rules.

  22. PSU COWBOY says: Sep 16, 2009 5:45 PM

    Florio- check your facts!
    Todd Archer DMN:
    It seems the release of 1,200 tickets on Monday by the Cowboys for this weekend’s game against the Giants has some worried that the contest will not be on television.
    Relax, it is on TV. And there could be small amounts of tickets made available during other games this year that will not affect the blackout rules, according to the Cowboys.
    By the way, a few hundred tickets remain of the 1,200. So if you want to go to the game, buy them up. If you don’t, then don’t worry. You can tune into Channel 5 and be OK.

  23. INVAIDUH says: Sep 16, 2009 5:47 PM

    they’ll get sold.

  24. Fan_Of_ Four says: Sep 16, 2009 5:52 PM

    Oh my how disgraceful for the Boys, talk about embarrassing. Oh well, I will get to see the game from my house so screw em. After all this is the state that gave us Bush and I ain’t talking about the good kind.

  25. leatherneck says: Sep 16, 2009 5:52 PM

    Don’t worry. The stock market is up a million points.
    Everything is FINE.
    The naked emperor is wearing clothes.

  26. cpizz says: Sep 16, 2009 5:54 PM

    It’ll never happen. It would be funny as hell if it did.

  27. Facts Domino says: Sep 16, 2009 5:55 PM

    Crooked Jerry will have one of his other shell companies buy the tickets at the last minute.

  28. mannyfresh209 says: Sep 16, 2009 5:57 PM

    if this game blacks out then i predict the raiders to have 4 black outs this season.
    i might just catch a flight to arlington from california and check out this new stadium for my beloved cowboys as well… interesting.

  29. JRLC says: Sep 16, 2009 5:58 PM

    are kidding? the 1,200 tickets werent released for sale until monday evening & they sold out very fast once people could buy them…
    Source: Dallas Morning news
    It seems the release of 1,200 tickets on Monday by the Cowboys for this weekend’s game against the Giants has some worried that the contest will not be on television.
    Relax, it is on TV. And there could be small amounts of tickets made available during other games this year that will not affect the blackout rules, according to the Cowboys…
    why would Florio continue to make a fool of himself by posting false stories on the blog about the Cowboys…
    Grow up Florio & leave your fan badge at the door when you come to work, you wont be the only person that attacked the Cowboys in the media for hits on there site & you wont be the first blogger that lost his creditbiliy for doing it either…
    theres no story here, just some more BS by Florio to get some hits on a website that doesnt tell the whole story…hey Florio, i thought the scoreboard was going to have to be raised & he was going to get hit every punt? 1 out of 25 so far. to bad we dont have “do over” rule for you Florio

  30. FloriosHairHat says: Sep 16, 2009 5:58 PM

    Just raise the mothership about 200′.
    You’ll be able to see that thing from Galveston.

  31. Rickah99 says: Sep 16, 2009 5:59 PM

    LOL….Where’s Vox?? I predict this will one of many problems “NOT America’s Team” will face this season. What’s the over/under on punts that have to be re-done, because some botoxed egomanical owner had to place a jumbtron so close to the field, this Sunday night?? I’m thinking the line will start at 3½, but looks to move up! What a debacle of a franchise. What will be their excuse this season if/when they don’t make the playoffs?? FORTY-FOUR TO SIX…….WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!

  32. G-man says: Sep 16, 2009 6:04 PM

    You forgot about Detroit–an article was released today stating they needed to sell at least 4,000 more seats to avoid the blackout.

  33. EskinSux says: Sep 16, 2009 6:09 PM

    Hell….It’s not like any Cowgirls fan here lives anywhere near the Dallas area, or has the funds to be a season ticket holder………..What the hell does it matter to them?

  34. Levito says: Sep 16, 2009 6:10 PM

    # endzoneview says: …Next time, I’ll just skip these stories.

  35. VonClausewitz says: Sep 16, 2009 6:10 PM

    This shouldn’t be a surprise to anyone. Jerry slotted the price of the PSLs high, as did the Giants, which is how you go about determining market value. He does have a new stadium to pay for after all. You’ll see a few of these near blackouts until Jerry can figure out how to move the seats in a way that won’t offend the wealthy fan base. Right now he’s experimenting to see what works. You’d never see this kind of thing pulled in a smaller market. But Dallas is one of the top 3 markets in the league. They can afford to do this. The fans aren’t going anywhere.

  36. EskinSux says: Sep 16, 2009 6:18 PM

    Perhaps Bill in DC…….Or Vox in Topeka…..can scratch up enough change to help The Skelator avoid such a embarrassment……..Afterall, they had season tickets for 1300 bucks, why didn’t you Hank Hill’s jump on it…?……..Oh……Thats right, airfare, hotel, not living anywhere near Arlington, and missing the day shift at Mickey D’s would have been a financial hardship……Damn, you always got PFT…….

  37. Alfie says: Sep 16, 2009 6:18 PM

    LA Cowboys.
    Get it?

  38. Kevin from Philly says: Sep 16, 2009 6:27 PM

    Pretty funny if the only TV in Dallas with the game on was hanging (too low) over the field. Maybe Jerry could do the fans a solid and prop the scoreboard on TOP of the stadium for one game.
    C’mon Vox, break open the piggy bank, open up the college fund (God knows THAT won’t be needed) and redistribute your wealth to Jerry.

  39. Child_Please! says: Sep 16, 2009 6:27 PM

    Yea Right.
    I’m sure the NFL will blackout the Cowboys in their new Taj Mahal of football stadiums. My money says the Roger Goodell will find a way to accomodate the Cowboys.
    That being said, I refused to pay the overpriced PSL fees to greedy Jerry Jones just to buy season tickets, so I gave my seats up. I mean come on, $5,000-$100,000!!!!! I hope all the games get blacked out!!!!
    People are STUPID to pay PSL fees just for the “right” to then spend thousands more for the season tickets. And when you can no longer afford to pay, then watch Jerry Jones, Robert Kraft, Dan Snyder and company sue you.

  40. Backinthesaddle says: Sep 16, 2009 6:32 PM

    I hope it happens because it’s my interpretation that PSLs are over the top and abusive to the fan. I hope any the new venues looking for PSLs fall flat on their collective faces in that department. It’s just simply abusive to the average Joe Lunchpail NFL fan.

  41. pubicreign says: Sep 16, 2009 6:33 PM

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
    Wont happen…..you will NEVER see philly and blackout in the same sentence. C’mon Americas team? Where you at???

  42. stanjam says: Sep 16, 2009 6:33 PM

    I think they should extend the blackout to the obscenity that hovers their field on the basis that people in airplanes can view the game on it.
    It would be just horribly funny if the league made them turn it off.
    Gee, he built that huge stadium to get more peole in to see the boys, and now he is alienating fans because he can’t fill the thing!
    Besides, why do people want to go see games at the prices it costs? You get a better seast at home for a fraction of the price!

  43. Bill In DC says: Sep 16, 2009 6:36 PM

    LOL, great reporting Mike.
    The game is officially ‘sold out’ and was NEVER in any danger of being blacked out per the Cowboys and the Dallas media.
    This is now the stupidest, dumbest post you’ve put out. Try doing a little research before you make crap up.

  44. Mook says: Sep 16, 2009 6:43 PM

    On Monday I went on Ticketmaster.com and could still get upper level end zone seats (row 8) for the Jets/Pats, at face value (plus the standard TicketMaster crotch kick/service fee).
    No talk about THAT game being blacked out, but given the ease at which the Jets and Giants have been pushing 2009 season tickets, half-season tickets, and single game tickets, it makes me think there’s no way the league will risk a lock out.
    It’s never been this easy to get face-value seats for pro football in NYC this late into the season. The Yankees and Mets have the same problem, although the Mets couldn’t give tickets away at this point. I think the owners have bitten off more than they can chew, and it’s going to get very interesting to see how this plays out in terms of the CBA, blackouts, and team profitability.

  45. EskinSux says: Sep 16, 2009 6:48 PM

    Bill in DC , are you going to the game?

  46. EskinSux says: Sep 16, 2009 6:50 PM

    I fail to see someone living 1300 road miles away from Dallas is somehow an expert on sold out games…..Are you leaving now to go to the game?

  47. EskinSux says: Sep 16, 2009 6:52 PM

    Vox will be there………Look for the Disney clowns in the Lilo an Stitch outfits……..

  48. kravon says: Sep 16, 2009 6:53 PM

    Losers!

  49. jjared1101 says: Sep 16, 2009 6:54 PM

    There was never any worries of a blackout. The tickets were held until Monday when they were released for a cheaper price without the PSL’s. Some of the more level headed thinkers on here have already pointed out the short sided and misleading reporting from Florio, but i applaud him. No matter how many people PROVE that there was no threat, so many people continue to comment with out doing any research on the topic. Kudos Florio. Keep the hits coming. People love the Cowboys or love the hate them. Either way, it’s apart of their lives.

  50. east96st says: Sep 16, 2009 6:56 PM

    I hate to agree with Cowboy fans about anything, but you’re wrong on this one Florio. No way in hell Jerry doesn’t have the first game in his new stadium on TV. If he has to buy all tickets himself, he will. This guy’s ego would NEVER allow this game to be blacked out.

  51. jjared1101 says: Sep 16, 2009 7:04 PM

    Hell….It’s not like any Cowgirls fan here lives anywhere near the Dallas area, or has the funds to be a season ticket holder………..What the hell does it matter to them?
    —————-
    Garland, Texas…. look it up.

  52. redsquare says: Sep 16, 2009 7:13 PM

    @FloriosHairHat – Nice one!

  53. redsquare says: Sep 16, 2009 7:22 PM

    @pubicreign:
    Philadelphia Eagles – Lincoln Financial Field – capacity 68,532 (expandable to 69,032 SRO)
    Dallas Cowboys – Cowboys Stadium – capacity 80,000 (expandable to 100,000+ SRO)
    You brought it up, so just something to suck on while you’re thinking about it. :)

  54. CTootle says: Sep 16, 2009 7:31 PM

    So I guess it wasn’t smart after all to build a billion dollar stadium with WAY TO MANY SEATS TO FILL! DB Award is passed from Florio to Jones. HA HA HA HA

  55. 10mm says: Sep 16, 2009 7:32 PM

    THERE WILL BE NO BLACKOUT IN DALLAS THIS YEAR. how stupid can some people be.
    The sell out level is 72,ooo there will be over a 100,000 in attendance
    GET REAL PEOPLE

  56. jjared1101 says: Sep 16, 2009 7:37 PM

    THERE WILL BE NO BLACKOUT IN DALLAS THIS YEAR. how stupid can some people be.
    The sell out level is 72,ooo there will be over a 100,000 in attendance
    GET REAL PEOPLE
    ———–
    @ 10mm
    How DARE you bring logic and facts in to this discussion. You’re a real a**hole!

  57. kravon says: Sep 16, 2009 7:47 PM

    The amount of people that disrespect Florio for his accurate reporting is absurd.
    Chew on this weenies: Per CBS Dallas
    As of 4 p.m. Wednesday, the only people guaranteed to watch this weekend’s Dallas Cowboys home opener in North Texas are those with tickets to the game. The game hasn’t sold out yet and if it doesn’t by 7:15 pm Thursday it will be blacked out to the Dallas/Fort Worth television market.
    But, one step the Cowboys took to ensure a sellout isn’t sitting well with some season ticket holders.
    The Dallas Cowboys have released 1,200 reserved seat tickets for Sunday’s game against the New York Giants. Most of those seats are close to PSL’s (private seat licenses) which cost the owners $5,000 on top of the price for game tickets.
    Many of the seats are close to season ticket holders Tom and Sandra Gipson of Flower Mound. The couple has only missed two Dallas Cowboys home games since 1978. They forked over the $10,000 for their PSL’s.
    “I don’t quite understand why there’s tickets available without the PSL’s if they are good seats. But I guess with the price they couldn’t sell them all,” Tom said.
    “I know [Jerry Jones] wants to sell out the stadium so everybody can see it at home and I think that’s great,” explained Sandra. “But it is unfortunate for those of us who bought PSL’s to be there, and now there’s going to be people offered just the tickets themselves.”
    The Cowboys wouldn’t say how many tickets they have left to sell before the NFL’s 72 hour pre-game deadline.
    Tickets are available on the Ticketmaster website. As of 4 p.m. Wednesday the cheapest seats available cost $239. With taxes and fees, the total price for two tickets comes to $495. That does not include parking nor any food and drink.

  58. m2002m says: Sep 16, 2009 7:50 PM

    Tony Romo’s used to blackouts, it’s alright.

  59. EskinSux says: Sep 16, 2009 7:50 PM

    60 ” sony something or another……..Right Vox?….I guess with volume turned down and homer radio annoincers….Way to go……The opening game in the new fitting venue for the Dallas Cowgirls……And you are going to be sitting at home?……Watching a TV that is a 1/32nd scale model of the TV that Jerruh created just for the likes of you..You going to punt the nerf ball,off the ceiling, for effect?..You can order a 60 dollar pizza, with a 12.50 topping, order a 12 pack for 66 bucks, oh wait, your not sitting in a suite…..Your sitting at home with a bag of Cheetos…..Shame you could not have helped the man you so admire……..But have fun anyway loser……

  60. WhySoSerious says: Sep 16, 2009 7:54 PM

    If it werent for the cowboy haters on here(Florio included), I’d have no one to laugh at. Its been posted numerous times that it was never an issue, but people still post stupidity.

  61. scrapdawg12 says: Sep 16, 2009 8:02 PM

    Well who’s the retard who designed a stadium with 100,000 seats anyways? Jerry Jones is a moron

  62. jjared1101 says: Sep 16, 2009 8:04 PM

    60 ” sony something or another……..Right Vox?….I guess with volume turned down and homer radio annoincers….Way to go……The opening game in the new fitting venue for the Dallas Cowgirls……And you are going to be sitting at home?……Watching a TV that is a 1/32nd scale model of the TV that Jerruh created just for the likes of you..You going to punt the nerf ball,off the ceiling, for effect?..You can order a 60 dollar pizza, with a 12.50 topping, order a 12 pack for 66 bucks, oh wait, your not sitting in a suite…..Your sitting at home with a bag of Cheetos…..Shame you could not have helped the man you so admire……..But have fun anyway loser……
    ———–
    Wow. Someone has obsessive issues.

  63. penguininbondage says: Sep 16, 2009 8:14 PM

    I hope that god damn monstrosity crushes someone.
    That stadium is like the churches in Dallas, Huge freaking cathedrals that have preachers suckering the worshipers to buy your way to heaven 10 percent at a time while the so called preacher is either fornicating with your wife/daughter or molesting your son
    Damn, I just realized how much Jerry Jones, the preacher and Bill Clinton all have in common.

  64. CFH says: Sep 16, 2009 8:14 PM

    No chance in hell this happens. And, Cowboys win in a close one. 24-21.

  65. Smush Rodrigez says: Sep 16, 2009 8:20 PM

    EskinSux.
    Vox has a 60″ Sony XBR. Nice TV (I have one just like it). I will not be watching the Eagles Saints on it though…. Since I will be in the stands up in the 700 level. I know it is the 200 level but sometimes I feel nostalgic towards the Vet.
    This game will not be blacked out. No way. As much as I would love to say it would and I would think it is funny – I know it is not going to happen.
    This story should really be focusing on screwing over the PSL people. I think that I would be pissed. I am not sure because my seats are above the PSL “line”. We could have moved into the PSL area but we opted out to stay in our seats 3 rows from the top. We love the seats.
    It is pretty impressive about how massive the stadium is. The Linc could have been bigger and held more people but they opted not to. I will have to go to a Dallas game to see the stadium myself and how good the view is from the top. Vox assures that there is not a bad seat in the house. If he did not live in Topeka, I would say that I think he is a beer vendor.
    PS – Florio, you gotta fix that logout thing (as well as the other stuff that you said would be fixed like the mobile version.
    ***It says logout which implies that you are logged in and then when you submit a comment – it says you need to log in and hitting the back arrow does not get your comment back. Bush League

  66. spyboots says: Sep 16, 2009 8:20 PM

    They must not have very many local fans.

  67. no-4-for-me says: Sep 16, 2009 8:26 PM

    HEY JERRY……………………??
    How do you spell Americas Team let show you…
    GREEN BAY PACKERS Sold Out till 2050
    You finaly out did your self, laughin my ASS OFF knowing you are buying thousands of tickets just to get air time. HE HE HE
    And you call us Cheese Heads here in GreenBay
    PS you will move your big screen tv,when it robs a cupple of your teams wins. Are you and Brett Farve 2nd or 3rd cousin’s maybe.

  68. no-4-for-me says: Sep 16, 2009 8:35 PM

    YO JERRY.. AL DAVIS ran the Raider nation when it was at the top.. look at now. You are going the same route as AL But Much faster
    Ask one of your freinds, not a paid one either the last 10 stupid things you have done, bet that only takes you back a year or two ??

  69. massett says: Sep 16, 2009 8:40 PM

    FALSE.
    The number to count as a “sellout” for blackout purchases is 82,000. The stadium can hold over 100,000 with standing room.
    They still have seats available because the stadium is so big, but it is technically a “sellout.” They released this information to try and sell the few seats that are still available. All standing room has been sold.
    They said today they are expecting over 100,000 people and anticipate breaking the NFL record for the most fans, which was set in the Mexico City game a few games back between the 49ers and the Cardinals.
    So I did my research, which just involved reading the facts, clearly more than the author of this post.

  70. Franchise says: Sep 16, 2009 9:06 PM

    They wont blackout for one reason: Jerry’s Kids.
    The man has many corporate friends who will bail him out and buy the remaining tickets of every game in question.
    Yes, it happens.
    The Vikings have “sold out” every game since ’98. I cant tell you how many times the threat of blackout lingered, but help from corporate businesses avoided it.

  71. kravon says: Sep 16, 2009 9:15 PM

    The Cowboys truly are Americas team because obviously the Metroplex itself is incapable of supporting its local NFL franchise!!
    I say Cowboy Nation needs to rise to the challenge. So all you fans who live in Charlotte NC, Sioux City SD, Cheyenne WY, Phoenix AZ need to get on ticketmaster immediately and book your flights so the local yocals can watch their beloved Cowboys!!!!!
    RISE UP COWBOY NATION….RISE UP!
    Hey Jerry the whole nation cant subsidize your Cowboy Taj Mahal.

  72. mrlaloosh says: Sep 16, 2009 9:19 PM

    I wish I could go to Philly for the Saints game at the Linc. That would be AWSOME!
    I believe the Cowboys come to the Superdome to play the Saints. I’ll be THERE!
    No worry about blackouts in New Orleans. The season is sold out with 50,000 people on the waiting list. Still expensive.
    I guess if the old crumudgeon Benson ever gets a new stadium(hopefully never) then PSL’s will be the rule.
    That’s the new NFL. And I’m sure after the lockout the poor billuionaire owners will be looking to fans & taxpayers to “help” them stay in business.
    Oh well!
    I’M READY FOR SOME FOOTBALL!!

  73. botchedextrapoint says: Sep 16, 2009 9:24 PM

    They ditched blackouts in Australia a few years due to the fact that some teams were never on TV when they played at home. Some teams struggled to get 30,000 to a game in a 100,000 seat stadium. As a result teams had to work harder to attract fans to games. This resulted in teams listening to fans and catering to their needs such as free tickets to young children. As a direct result season ticket holders have increased and attendance is up. TV revenue has also increased. Ban blackouts and make teams work harder for for their buck. I bet you will find everybody ends up happier in the long run.

  74. FloriosHairHat says: Sep 16, 2009 9:28 PM

    “…Smush Rodrigez says:
    September 16, 2009 8:20 PM
    ***It says logout which implies that you are logged in and then when you submit a comment – it says you need to log in and hitting the back arrow does not get your comment back. Bush League…”
    Are you using IE?
    It works in Firefox.

  75. the big katt says: Sep 16, 2009 9:29 PM

    haters are funny…the Cowboys are the biggest draw in the NFL, period. This site sounds a lot like ESPN, what a joke.

  76. east96st says: Sep 16, 2009 9:33 PM

    no-4-for-me says: “GREEN BAY PACKERS Sold Out till 2050″
    That would more impressive if there was ANYTHING to do in Green Bay besides the Packers game and/or getting drunk.

  77. VoxVeritas says: Sep 16, 2009 9:45 PM

    “You mean to tell us that Jerry Jones screwed his fan base by charging for a PSL’s and then later on changed the rules just so he didn’t have to suffer the indignity of a blackout?”
    Ain’t it great?

  78. VoxVeritas says: Sep 16, 2009 9:49 PM

    “LOL….Where’s Vox?? I predict this will one of many problems “NOT America’s Team” will face this season.”
    Relax. There will be more fans at this game than your favorite team would ever dream of being able to attract into any stadium, anywhere.

  79. VoxVeritas says: Sep 16, 2009 9:55 PM

    Damn EskinSux, are you eaten up or what? You’ve said the same thing like 5 or 6 times.
    Did you know that Patrick Crayton outperformed the Eagirls’ entire overrated WR corps this past weekend?

  80. VoxVeritas says: Sep 16, 2009 9:57 PM

    “Wont happen…..you will NEVER see philly and blackout in the same sentence. ”
    But you WILL see “stupid, boorish lowbrow fans” mentioned with “Philly” pretty much all the time.

  81. VoxVeritas says: Sep 16, 2009 10:02 PM

    Per your overlords, Florio…
    http://nbcsports.msnbc.com/id/32879983/ns/sports-nfl/
    Cowboys will surpass 100,000 fans for opener
    Team could challenge NFL record of 103,467 when they host Giants
    ARLINGTON, Texas – The new Cowboys Stadium may have a record-setting full house this Sunday night.
    Cowboys spokesman Brett Daniels says the team’s standing-room “Party Pass” tickets, at $29 apiece, have sold out. The Cowboys will say only that the standing-room total exceeds 20,000 fans.
    Combined with regular ticket sales in the 80,000-seat stadium, Dallas could challenge the NFL attendance record of 103,467 when they take on the New York Giants.

  82. VoxVeritas says: Sep 16, 2009 10:04 PM

    “I hope that god damn monstrosity crushes someone.”
    Nice. Your parents failed you. They raised a piece of shit.

  83. jkorn1818 says: Sep 16, 2009 10:05 PM

    so cowboy fans will have to watch it on YOUR NBC rather than a local network?? guess theyll have to join the bus with the rest of the nation. nice non story

  84. kravon says: Sep 16, 2009 10:05 PM

    The real question is will the first 4649 fans to enter the stadium be given a souveneir mug celebrating the number of days since Americas Team won a playoff game!

  85. VoxVeritas says: Sep 16, 2009 10:07 PM

    “GREEN BAY PACKERS Sold Out till 2050″
    Only because they sell a lot of tickets to scalpers. Ticket scalping is legal in Green Bay, I’m sure you know.

  86. VoxVeritas says: Sep 16, 2009 10:08 PM

    “Ask one of your freinds, not a paid one either the last 10 stupid things you have done, bet that only takes you back a year or two ??”
    How far do you go back? 15-20 minutes?

  87. VoxVeritas says: Sep 16, 2009 10:20 PM

    By the way EskinSux I haven’t made up my mind if I’m going Sunday night because I have to pull the wagon for you mentally crippled Obamassholes up there in Specter-land early Monday morning, but if I do go to this or any other game you can find me in SV461, otherwise known as the American Airlines suite. And no I won’t be spending a red cent on anything in the stadium, except tips for the wait staff.

  88. m2002m says: Sep 16, 2009 10:22 PM

    Oh, are you finished, or do you need another ten replies in a row to not prove your point?

  89. Bob S. says: Sep 16, 2009 10:28 PM

    GREED of NFL Billionaire owners has no bounds!

  90. Steeler4life says: Sep 16, 2009 10:44 PM

    @hayward
    I never thought I would say this. I agree with you. Jerruh Jones is an idiot.

  91. jjared1101 says: Sep 16, 2009 10:48 PM

    VoxVeritas says:
    September 16, 2009 10:02 PM
    Per your overlords, Florio…
    http://nbcsports.msnbc.com/id/32879983/ns/sports-nfl/
    ———–
    Damn. He doesn’t even know what’s going on in his own backyard.
    For PFT hits, it’s simple really. Phase 1: You take a tiny slither of information that has the POSSIBILITY of being negative involving the Cowboys. Phase 2: Watch the hits. Phase 3: PROFIT! …. i think collecting underpants is somewhere between phase 1 & 2.

  92. ShockAndAwe09NYG! says: Sep 16, 2009 10:57 PM

    There will never be a blackout man be freaking serious,these sorry teams in smaller cities haven’t got blackout you really think it’ll happen to the Cowboys be serious, I know theres alot of seats but they’ll get filled, it is pure greed of jerry jones to actually have standing seats, that is just ridiculous but whatever if it does blackout, its because Jerry Jones is an Idiot,as long as its still on Sunday Night Football on NBC I’m good!

  93. VoxVeritas says: Sep 16, 2009 11:09 PM

    “it is pure greed of jerry jones to actually have standing seats”
    Standing seats? OK, I know you’re a Giants fan but you’re obviously from Philly, right?

  94. INVAIDUH says: Sep 17, 2009 12:02 AM

    Squeeler4 life….Stop acting like you know something other than what you read or saw in the classics…..young dump.
    Your city sux and so do you….just ask your dad.

  95. Smush Rodrigez says: Sep 17, 2009 9:31 AM

    FloriosHairHat says:
    September 16, 2009 9:28 PM
    “…Smush Rodrigez says:
    September 16, 2009 8:20 PM
    ***It says logout which implies that you are logged in and then when you submit a comment – it says you need to log in and hitting the back arrow does not get your comment back. Bush League…”
    Are you using IE?
    It works in Firefox.
    ****
    Yes, thanks for the tip.

  96. Smush Rodrigez says: Sep 17, 2009 9:37 AM

    VoxVeritas says:
    “but if I do go to this or any other game you can find me in SV461, otherwise known as the American Airlines suite. And no I won’t be spending a red cent on anything in the stadium, because I am a bathroom attendant”.
    ***
    Vox, I have always found those bathroom attendants to be a little creepy.

  97. JRLC says: Sep 17, 2009 10:27 AM

    America’s Team will NEVER face a blackout bcuz they have the largest fan base across the world. it dont matter where people live they travel to see the America’s Team, Jerry could have filled the stadium if held 200,000. the scoreboard is a huge addition to the new stadium & will be treasured by fans for years to come, no way that thing ever gets rasied…its nice to have an owner that doesnt roll over or take crap from anyone…the NFL needs Jerry, like it or not.
    you have no idea how ignorant & classless you look hating on America’s Team. Grow Up Florio & the rest of you classless Cowboy haters/trolls…
    Cowboys/Jerry 2 – Haters/Florio 0

  98. NealRCowboysSnob says: Sep 18, 2009 4:19 PM

    It’s amusing to see all the energy spent on cowboy-bashing and jerry hating, especially when it’s all based on a fantasy they apparently have about the game being blacked out–not going to happen. jerry stupid for building a big stadium?? are you coming back here to comment on how you’re stupid for saying that when u see you’re wrong? doubt it. Jerry’s stupid for video screen to low?? anyone with that opinion realize this issue was vetted thru NFL/Goddell? Does that fact matter to any of you? Love them Cowboys…any of you haters love your team enough to just concentrate on them?

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