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Report: No blackout for Cowboys

Well, it was intriguing while it lasted.

On Wednesday afternoon, the CBS affiliate in Dallas reported that the first regular-season game at the North Texas Football Cathedral might be blacked out locally, due to 1,200 tickets that were released for public sale because no one was interested in paying the $5,000-per-chair PSL.

The possibility that such an indignity could be visited upon the proudest sports franchise in America was nearly incomprehensible.

For fans of the Eagles, Giants, and Redskins — and for anyone who doesn’t like the Cowboys — the mere suggestion that the game might not be available for viewing by local residents induced partial involuntary self-urination.

Per Todd Archer of the Dallas Morning News, however, a blackout won’t be happening.

But Archer’s blurb on the matter is unclear.  He suggests that there would have been no blackout, even if none of the 1,200 tickets had sold.

If that’s the case, why did the Cowboys decline to tell CBS 11 on Wednesday afternoon the number of tickets that still needed to be sold, and why did they tell Archer on Wednesday night that only a few hundred remain?

Finally, a quick point of clarification on the blackout rules.  To qualify as a sellout, all non-premium seats must be sold. 

So it doesn’t matter if the total attendance is 100,000.  If a single non-premium seat is unsold, the venue is not sold out.

In this case, our guess is that the remainder of the 1,200 tickets tied to the unsold PSLs will be purchased by someone in time for the Giants-Cowboys game to be televised locally by NBC.

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43 Responses to “Report: No blackout for Cowboys”
  1. WhySoSerious says: Sep 16, 2009 11:24 PM

    Way to take credit for reporting what was reported in the comments on the previous topic. Idiot.
    “Well, it was intriguing while it lasted.”
    No. It wasnt.

  2. jjared1101 says: Sep 16, 2009 11:52 PM

    Archer had that report up before you even posted that there was a mere chance of it. Look at one of the first comments from your post. It has Archer’s report in it. Guess you milked it while you could. And those Eagles, Giants, and Redskins fans that pissed themselves were the ones that have half a brain. You gave them dumb stuff to get giddy over and they took the bait. Kudos.

  3. mws says: Sep 16, 2009 11:57 PM

    No story here. Bla Bla Bla.

  4. jjared1101 says: Sep 17, 2009 12:03 AM

    “……and why did they tell Archer on Wednesday night that only a few hundred remain?”
    Hmmm…. Archer’s report show’s an entry time of 3:20 central time. How is that “Wednesday night?” Ohhh… that’s right … you needed Cowboys drama to draw hits from clueless Redskins, Eagles, and Giants fans. Who also, according to you, piss themselves. Well done!

  5. ShockAndAwe09NYG! says: Sep 17, 2009 12:12 AM

    what a surprise.

  6. smiley says: Sep 17, 2009 12:21 AM

    It’s because most Cowgirl fans have never stepped foot in Texas…..and never will.

  7. spyboots says: Sep 17, 2009 12:41 AM

    If they were playing a team with a good/large fanbase, the opposing team’s fans might’ve bought the rest of the tickets.
    But, as someone previously posted, someone would (and did) bail them out.

  8. buzzbissinger says: Sep 17, 2009 12:49 AM

    A note to all you slapdicks that seem to take pride in pointing out that Florio is an idiot, and, “there’s no story here”, and blah, blah, blah, yet you find the time to read the post: You know they have porn on the internet too, right?

  9. VoxVeritas says: Sep 17, 2009 1:09 AM

    “For fans of the Eagles, Giants, and Redskins — and for anyone who doesn’t like the Cowboys — the mere suggestion that the game might not be available for viewing by local residents induced partial involuntary self-urination.”
    aaaaaaaahahahahahahahaha
    “So it doesn’t matter if the total attendance is 100,000. If a single non-premium seat is unsold, the venue is not sold out.”
    In which case you give a lucky SRO guy the seat. Don’t you just hate it? The Cowboys will never be blacked out locally for that very reason. Pure genius, admit it.
    “It’s because most Cowgirl fans have never stepped foot in Texas…..and never will.”
    That’s true. There are only 24 million people in Texas, and the Cowboys have millions upon millions of fans around the world. But the Eagirls will be playing overseas before the Cowboys do, because nobody outside of Philly really gives a damn about the Eagirls, the perfect type of team that the NFL would like to push on a bunch of tea-sipping soccer fans. You’re by far the second best NFL team and fanbase in your very dirty, very small state.

  10. VoxVeritas says: Sep 17, 2009 1:09 AM

    The Eagirl fans need a diaper change hahahaha

  11. The incredible Mr. C says: Sep 17, 2009 1:32 AM

    “For fans of the Eagles, Giants, and Redskins — and for anyone who doesn’t like the Cowboys — the mere suggestion that the game might not be available for viewing by local residents induced partial involuntary self-urination.”
    Honestly, I’m a huge Cowboys fan who lives in Dallas and when I read the initial report I peed a little too.

  12. CowboyHater says: Sep 17, 2009 3:23 AM

    A Cowgirl blackout would rule. What a slap in the mask that is Jones’ face that would be. Jones’ cabin boy Goodell would never allow it though.

  13. lew says: Sep 17, 2009 5:47 AM

    The pride left with Tom Landry , Jerry Jones is nothing more than a greedy turd and he deserves all that he gets including that ugly facelift. To quote P.Diller his skin is so tight when he raises his eyebrows he pulls up his socks.

  14. no-4-for-me says: Sep 17, 2009 7:08 AM

    As lone as JERRY DAVIS opps Jones keeps buying the unsold tickets they will get air time.
    Tom Landry was a real Man, Jerry Jones is a AL Davis pice of SH-T!! No love for the game, Its only money money and money

  15. the big katt says: Sep 17, 2009 7:50 AM

    come’on haters – cry some more..of course the freaking game wont be blacked out, when was the last time a game was blacked out in Big D…

  16. kravon says: Sep 17, 2009 7:59 AM

    How long does it take most Cowboys fans to find Dallas on a map?

  17. Bigbluefan says: Sep 17, 2009 8:02 AM

    jjared1101
    You use the word clueless to discribe fans of the Other NFC East teams
    I would think that would best describe a Cowpuke fan since you would have no clue what it is like to win a playoff game in how many years????????

  18. Bwa Ha Ha says: Sep 17, 2009 8:03 AM

    44-6?

  19. dietrich43 says: Sep 17, 2009 8:43 AM

    If games are blacked out, because Jerry is too greedy (wanting too much money for too many seats) – he would get exactly what he deserves.

  20. Gravy says: Sep 17, 2009 8:56 AM

    “..proudest sports franchise in America” hahahahahahaha

  21. kravon says: Sep 17, 2009 9:11 AM

    Congrats!!! Its day 4646 since the last time Americas Team won a playoff game.

  22. Hap says: Sep 17, 2009 9:28 AM

    Here’s to all the idiots that thought that game would be blacked out ! Where are the “ha-ha’s” now ?

  23. gnop05 says: Sep 17, 2009 9:33 AM

    Bwa Ha Ha:
    Yep. 44-6!

  24. gnop05 says: Sep 17, 2009 9:33 AM

    You know.. It really doesn’t get old at all. One more time…
    44-6.

  25. JRLC says: Sep 17, 2009 9:39 AM

    America’s Team has the largest Stadium & the largest fan base in the WORLD. Florio knew the story was false before he posted it & its another example of pure ignorance to make the Cowboys look bad. get it right Florio before NBC puts someone in that can, this isnt just PFT’s world anymore where you can wrtie a bunch of lies & people believe it. you wont be the 1st Cowboy Hater blogger that lost all creditbilty….
    Dallas Cowboys 1,523 – Mike Florio 0

  26. penguininbondage says: Sep 17, 2009 9:39 AM

    Remember the Alamo! Wait, you lost there too!
    Dallas is one of the most fair weather fan base in the league. If they aint winning you don’t here crap or even see them.
    I lived in Texas during their 1-15 year. It was a thing of beauty. More Eagles fans than Cowboys at a Redskins game. Yea, we were drunk, booing and assaulted a few people and nobody did anything.
    So Vox, while you are plotting your next move in D&D and waiting for mommy to warm you up a hot pocketjust remember using terms like eagirls just proves to the rest of us how damn insignificant you are in the world.
    Actually, I’m betting that if your dad had known how screwed up you would turn out to be he would have punched your mom in the mouth and went and jerked off.

  27. JimmySmith says: Sep 17, 2009 10:01 AM

    By the time the game ends, the TV watching Cowboy fans will wish it were blacked out.
    Wouldn’t it be ironic if the Giants beat them 44-6?

  28. penguininbondage says: Sep 17, 2009 10:33 AM

    No, that is expected.
    Irony would be a late game punt hitting his Jumbotron knocking it from it’s perch and crushing Jerry Jones as he second guesses Wade on the sidelines.

  29. VoxVeritas says: Sep 17, 2009 10:37 AM

    “Dallas is one of the most fair weather fan base in the league. If they aint winning you don’t here crap or even see them. ”
    It’s “hear”, you oafish lowbrow.
    “Yea, we were drunk, booing and assaulted a few people”
    To be proud of something like that embodies the Philly spirit of “our life and our filthy city suck, therefore we’ll take it out on our betters” is hilarious.
    Hey Jimmy, how would it feel for you to watch the Cowboys beat the living shit out of the Packers AGAIN in Lambeau Field? Got anybody that can cover Miles Austin yet? The Packers are one of the crappier teams in a crappy division until they prove otherwise. Can’t blame you for not having the sack to get behind your team and admit that you’re a Packer fan. 6-10 and something like 2-14 vs the Cowboys since BertFarve was a rookie, bitch.

  30. penguininbondage says: Sep 17, 2009 10:58 AM

    Now you’re the freakin grammer police?
    Oafish lowbrow, cmon you’ve used that moniker enough times that proves how juvenile you truly are.
    And those assaulted were the stupid cowboy fans that mistakenly believed they would be supported by their own people when they crossed the line. Just happened to be drunk, probably lessened their beating.
    Did I put the comma in the right place dick head?

  31. VoxVeritas says: Sep 17, 2009 11:39 AM

    “Now you’re the freakin grammer police?”
    “Grammar”, dummy. You better pack a lunch before you try to insult my intelligence. Make it fish, they say it’s brain food.

  32. 4+28=2SB says: Sep 17, 2009 11:45 AM

    Vox Veritas is a shit stain in the underwear of life.

  33. jjared1101 says: Sep 17, 2009 11:45 AM

    # Bigbluefan says: September 17, 2009 8:02 AM
    jjared1101
    You use the word clueless to discribe fans of the Other NFC East teams
    I would think that would best describe a Cowpuke fan since you would have no clue what it is like to win a playoff game in how many years????????
    ————————-
    Yes…. if you pissed yourself because you believed Florio’s dumb-ass post of a blackout, then you are clueless. But, obviously, your reading comprehension is not up to par.
    For all the Eagle fans who say:
    44-6
    44-6
    44-6
    I say: *0-5
    @Jimmy Smith
    Get ready to get spanked for the third year in a row. It’s almost as if you enjoy it.

  34. jjared1101 says: Sep 17, 2009 12:16 PM

    “Did I put the comma in the right place dick head?”
    I think you needed a comma between place and dick.

  35. rawisdan says: Sep 17, 2009 12:23 PM

    @ gnop05 says:
    You know.. It really doesn’t get old at all. One more time…
    44-6.
    ————-
    Neither does this:
    http://i714.photobucket.com/albums/ww148/daninms/phillypichk.jpg
    @penguininbondage says:
    September 17, 2009 9:39 AM
    Dallas is one of the most fair weather fan base in the league. If they aint winning you don’t here crap or even see them.
    ——————————
    Bullshit. How can they still have a fair weather fan base if they haven’t won a playoff game in 13 years ?

  36. REALPHAN says: Sep 17, 2009 1:08 PM

    There he is folks…VOX VERITAS….A Real Man of Genius…..MR. Profootball Blog Commentator……The mere mention of a Philaldelphia Franchise, has this in-secure WAISTE OF LIFE off to the PC…..Ohhh I gotta comment with “Quotes”…..Nevermind the fact that his team has not made the playoffs since the economy had a Surplus…..He pushes on….correcting grammar and spelling on a rumor football blog…..MAN, he needs a girlfriend…..Whether its an article about the Eagles (e-girls….how CREATIVE!) or just a mention of them in a completely un-related article ….he feels the need to write a comment and use “Quotes”……just like a gay guy, who bashes gays just to hide his own self loathing….OHH, VOX is REALLY GAY!…..So we salute you Mr. Profootball Blog Commentator, cus’ without you, our comments would be mis-spelled, AND there would be no loser Dallas fans to cry when their season is over in December! MR. Profootball blog commentatoooroooroororrrr……GOD YOUR A LOSER!

  37. REALPHAN says: Sep 17, 2009 1:19 PM

    oh…..and VOX ….MR. Profootball Blog commentator…AKA, “Never touched a girl….mainly cus he’s gay but really cus he’s a loser”….before you go bashing Philly and its crime rate and all then stating how Dallas is SUCH a better city….just remember that Philly has had numerous Presidents come through our town, and none of their wives had to carry pieces of their husbands head back with them after leaving! But really keep dreaming that you’ll kiss a girl one day….and no, your mom does not count!

  38. jjared1101 says: Sep 17, 2009 1:20 PM

    MR. Profootball blog commentatoooroooroororrrr……GOD YOUR A LOSER!
    —————–
    ………………you’re

  39. 4+28=2SB says: Sep 17, 2009 1:28 PM

    Amen, REALPHAN.
    Florio, give this man a signed copy of your book! Best post of the day.

  40. jjared1101 says: Sep 17, 2009 1:38 PM

    Jesus REALPHAN…. if you want Vox so bad, why don’t you just ask him on a date. Maybe he’ll let you blow him?

  41. florio_is_a_peter_o'toole says: Sep 17, 2009 1:40 PM

    Florio blackouts don’t apply to the Cowboyz

  42. Ocelot138 says: Sep 17, 2009 2:03 PM

    44-6
    Romo cries in the shower, and faints.
    Romo gets up from passing out and has the balls to tell his own depressed fans – including the idiot Cowboys posters here – that if losing out on the playoffs is the worst thing that happens to him he’s still got a great life.
    Decades of Cowboys playoff obscurity continue.

  43. jjared1101 says: Sep 17, 2009 4:54 PM

    Ocelot138 says:
    September 17, 2009 2:03 PM
    44-6
    Romo cries in the shower, and faints.
    Romo gets up from passing out and has the balls to tell his own depressed fans – including the idiot Cowboys posters here – that if losing out on the playoffs is the worst thing that happens to him he’s still got a great life.
    Decades of Cowboys playoff obscurity continue.
    ——————-
    Yet they still have more playoff victories than your favorite team. How sad for you.

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