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Lions avoid blackout, too

So much for the fear that 20 percent of this year’s games could be blacked out locally.

Through two weeks, only one of 32 games was not sold out.

That’s 3.1 percent.

Of course, it’s still early in the year, and things could get worse — especially as losses pile up in certain cities.

The latest team to elude a blackout is the Lions.  They’ve sold enough tickets for the home opener against the Vikings to be broadcast in Detroit.

So the only Week One blackout will be Arizona at Jacksonville.

But take heart, Jacksonville citizens.  You’ll be able to spend the day in your panic room, insulated from all media, only to emerge at midnight to watch the game on a tape-delayed basis at midnight on NFL.com, at no charge.

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13 Responses to “Lions avoid blackout, too”
  1. Zox says: Sep 18, 2009 5:08 PM

    You’re boring. Very, very boring.

  2. Fan_Of_ Four says: Sep 18, 2009 5:19 PM

    The question remains will it be worth staying up for Jags fans. I suspect it wont.

  3. Sheriff04 says: Sep 18, 2009 5:22 PM

    Watch the game at ATDHE.net. It shows any sport any game LIVE. Pass it on, I heard about it from someone during pre season, now do your part and help someone else out.

  4. hayward giablommi says: Sep 18, 2009 5:24 PM

    Good for Detroit. Hopefully the Lions will end the losing streak and give their fans a reason to come back.

  5. DRJ says: Sep 18, 2009 5:27 PM

    How many of these teams actually sold enough tickets to their fans and didn’t take a corporate bailout? I applaud any team who refuses to allow bailouts to show a game locally. Thos that do should suffer the Florio redicule treatment.

  6. Bob Nelson says: Sep 18, 2009 5:32 PM

    Who in Detroit would want to miss the victory party when the losing streak ends?

  7. DeuceDropper says: Sep 18, 2009 5:47 PM

    “So the only Week One blackout will be Arizona at Jacksonville.”
    —————————
    Teams of both teams are relieved to learn that last week’s games didn’t count.

  8. SaintsBucsPanthersSUKK says: Sep 18, 2009 5:58 PM

    That ATDHE.net came in handy this past Sunday when the NFL.com Field Pass audio funked up late morning Pacific Time and was left without my Falcons fix. It was mentioned by a commenter at NFL.com, where the Fins & Falcons fans went at it. There were times though when it crapped out a bit with skipping video and simultaneous audio interruptions, but for the most part was a life saver with overall good quality.

  9. VoxVeritas says: Sep 18, 2009 6:46 PM

    “How many of these teams actually sold enough tickets to their fans and didn’t take a corporate bailout? I applaud any team who refuses to allow bailouts to show a game locally.”
    I believe it might be against the law for any team to refuse to sell available tickets to a legal buyer.

  10. Fan of Football says: Sep 18, 2009 7:05 PM

    They can thank Favre for that. Despite what the haters will have you believe, out in the real sports world, Favre is still a big draw.

  11. Gravy says: Sep 18, 2009 7:20 PM

    Yeah, I’m sure the Lions fans are turning out to see Brent.
    I got a feeling Brent and the Queens are going to be shocked:
    Lyings 23
    Queens 17

  12. Why is it....... says: Sep 19, 2009 5:01 PM

    If the Detroit Lions or any other professional NFL team had any class and made any sense, they would make sure that all games are televised. How to do that? Have the GROSSLY OVERPAID players and coaches purchase any remainng unsold tickets !!!
    DUH ?!?!?

  13. Mav69r says: Sep 19, 2009 8:43 PM

    I agree with the coaches and players paying for games… kinda like reverse profit sharing… or a 401t (ticket)… lol
    anyway… i checked out ATDHE.net. and it asked for a password, am I missing something?

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