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Chargers suffer second blackout

With 6,500 unsold tickets and no reasonable chance of selling them, the Chargers’ home game against the Cardinals will not be televised locally in San Diego.

The team made the announcement today.

With 500 fewer unsold tickets, the Rams decided to seek a 24-hour extension of the blackout deadline.  The Chargers have not yet requested an extension this year.

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48 Responses to “Chargers suffer second blackout”
  1. edgarpoe says: Sep 30, 2010 5:05 PM

    That is just pathetic. I used to think the Jaguars were a lock for LA. Now I think maybe the Chargers might move there.

  2. NumberSeven says: Sep 30, 2010 5:08 PM

    that is flat out pathetic… and embarrassing… and, well, hilarious!

  3. john says: Sep 30, 2010 5:09 PM

    meanwhile the jaguars sell out once again

  4. technoboy says: Sep 30, 2010 5:10 PM

    The Chargers are cheap… Ask VJAX…

  5. rickyk1040 says: Sep 30, 2010 5:11 PM

    And yet many people still think it’s a good idea to move the Jags to Southern California. This team is always a Super Bowl favorite going into the season every year and they are 0-2 on selling out home games this year.

  6. Cincinnasty says: Sep 30, 2010 5:14 PM

    For a team that has been consistent in winning their division and playoff appearances this would be embarrassing. I mean when we ask for extensions and get them it’s embarrassing for us but I think that has a lot to do with being inconsistent and not sustaining success. The Chargers have been a good team year in and year out for sometime now. Where are you at Charger fans?

  7. jerichotfx says: Sep 30, 2010 5:17 PM

    They’ve been the division winner the past how many seasons? Why is this team not mentioned more when discussing possible franchises moving to Los Angeles?
    Lord of no Rings, indeed.

  8. Hayward G says: Sep 30, 2010 5:17 PM

    Lamest…fans…in…football

  9. Hony Tomo says: Sep 30, 2010 5:20 PM

    So now the NFL punishes players and fans, wow.

  10. D wins games says: Sep 30, 2010 5:22 PM

    Wonder what their attendance will be like when the cycle inevitably ends and they suck

  11. Pilehiclown says: Sep 30, 2010 5:31 PM

    Hayward G says:
    September 30, 2010 5:17 PM
    Lamest…fans…i n…football
    ——————-
    Bandwagon

  12. antalicus says: Sep 30, 2010 5:33 PM

    What do you expect its California… They don’t have that big of a football fan base and to think they are trying to add more teams…
    Bring them to Texas where you will sell out every time.

  13. KM91 says: Sep 30, 2010 5:45 PM

    I’m glad all of this smack on the Jags have stopped.

  14. GO BILLS says: Sep 30, 2010 5:47 PM

    The NFL does not belong in SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA

  15. City_Native says: Sep 30, 2010 5:49 PM

    What do you expect its California… They don’t have that big of a football fan base and to think they are trying to add more teams…
    Bring them to Texas where you will sell out every time.
    - – - – - – - -
    In related news, the Houston Oilers have been the Tennessee Titans since 1997.

  16. Testify says: Sep 30, 2010 5:49 PM

    they wont sellout till the raiders visit usnt that right marty schottenhiemer?

  17. Ramsnation says: Sep 30, 2010 5:54 PM

    @Ricky: San Diego and L.A. are completely different. Chargers fans are pathetic, but trust me when I say that a team like the Chargers would have no trouble selling out games in L.A.

  18. Cincinnasty says: Sep 30, 2010 5:56 PM

    # antalicus says: September 30, 2010 5:33 PM
    What do you expect its California… They don’t have that big of a football fan base and to think they are trying to add more teams…
    Bring them to Texas where you will sell out every time.
    ____
    Only one problem with that. Half the people in Arizona are Cowboy fans.. That’s why they can’t sellout. I don’t think many Cowboy fans are going to jump the wagon to the Austin Chargers or the Austin Jaguars.

  19. Cincinnasty says: Sep 30, 2010 5:57 PM

    # antalicus says: September 30, 2010 5:33 PM
    What do you expect its California… They don’t have that big of a football fan base and to think they are trying to add more teams…
    Bring them to Texas where you will sell out every time.
    ____
    Only one problem with that. Half the people in Arizona are Cowboy fans.. That’s why they can’t sellout. I don’t think many Cowboy fans are going to jump the wagon to the Austin Chargers or the San Antonio Jaguars.

  20. GreeneBlitz says: Sep 30, 2010 5:59 PM

    Couldn’t happen to nicer fans, such a waste of a good team on a spoiled non football town.

  21. roli1967 says: Sep 30, 2010 5:59 PM

    Good luck Cardinal fans with Ander-blows-son at QB

  22. FTHEACLU says: Sep 30, 2010 6:05 PM

    Shame they can’t get the Eagles on the schedule every year.

  23. SFNFLer says: Sep 30, 2010 6:09 PM

    Why can’t AJ Smith be blacked out?

  24. Tinbender says: Sep 30, 2010 6:14 PM

    Ramsnation says:
    September 30, 2010 5:54 PM
    @Ricky: San Diego and L.A. are completely different. Chargers fans are pathetic, but trust me when I say that a team like the Chargers would have no trouble selling out games in L.A.
    ————————————————– Yeah right, That’s why Al brought the Raiders back to Oakland and the Rams went to St Louis.

  25. wtf_seriously says: Sep 30, 2010 6:23 PM

    Hmmm…what about the Dakotas? They can use a franchise, and would probably be a pretty big market:
    Sioux Falls Chargers?
    Bismarck Chargers?
    I kinda like The Fargo Chargers!! Rolls off the tongue and sounds good together!

  26. Electrogasm says: Sep 30, 2010 6:28 PM

    Why go to the games when you can watch it in your own home theater, with babes and a BBQ all season for the cost of one game?
    What??? It won’t be on TV again?
    Not a problem. Connect my high-speed Internet to my TV and watch it that way.
    Improvise, Adapt and overcome!

  27. MrSir says: Sep 30, 2010 6:39 PM

    Maybe the Chargers could sell 2for1 weekend packages with Sea World ?

  28. Drew Brees' Face Smudge says: Sep 30, 2010 6:49 PM

    Jags have 63,000 (because of tarps over 8,000 seats, mind you) Chargers 71,000.
    If the Chargers could tarp over 8,000 seats they would sell out as well I think. Barely.
    I wouldnt buy a $75 ticket if the entertainment included Derek Anderson as one of the highlights supposedly. The game day experience isnt as good or comfortable as in your own home.
    And as far as moving to LA, too many Raider fans. There will be no love for a transfered team.

  29. buzzbissinger says: Sep 30, 2010 6:50 PM

    Hayward G says:
    “Lamest…fans…i n…football”
    Im not going to guess where you live or who you root for but I’ll bet there is only on movie theater in your ‘town’ and in winter the temp dips to about 30 degrees.

  30. Bronco4life says: Sep 30, 2010 6:52 PM

    Sad, not too sad, but sad. No matter the attendance, the Chargers do not need to move. Its a great team with good fans and a bad business plan. They need a new stadium desperately. It doesn’t matter if you just won back-to-back Super Bowls, you need to keep up with other teams in the revenue department. San Diego is a thriving city with loads of wealth. So is Dallas, so is New England, so is New York City, and L.A. too but why take a team from a city with potential. Point is, these wealthy cities capitalize on their target markets to pay the bills and improve the team, both on the field and in the community. That means an experience thats worth dropping some disposable income. I can’t imagine that a stadium in San Diego with an experience like the new Meadowlands or even Gillette’s club section wouldn’t succeed. You pick up that top-5% of the population and the corporations looking to dine clients, and attempt to fully cover the cost of the stadium’s mortgage (see Patriots). Then you create demand, limit the supply of shared revenue seating and fill the damn stadium. And when you fill it, and you will, you better spend money to make money. Get your sh*t together San Diego or it’s going to be your contract year soon enough (see Jacksonville). Will you get paid or get gone?

  31. JSpicoli says: Sep 30, 2010 7:04 PM

    Don’t want to find out.
    Just want to cut out.
    Blackout
    I really had to Blackout.

  32. Beauregard says: Sep 30, 2010 7:09 PM

    Now all the Charger fans are going to have to listen to the Cardinal kickoffs returned for touchdowns on the radio! This town doesn’t deserve an NFL team

  33. BoltsFan says: Sep 30, 2010 7:18 PM

    A lot of people certainly are jealous of San Diego in here. And why not, it IS San Diego that is America’s Finest City. NOT Green Bay, NOT Denver, NOT Cleveland (or any other such hell hole), NOT Pittsburgh, etc etc etc. San Diego has the nicest weather, the most things to do, and the best looking people in the country. Have you seen some of the heifers in other parts of this country???
    No point in hating on San Diegans just because they have other things to live their lives around and to spend their money on than an NFL team.

  34. allinSTACKme says: Sep 30, 2010 7:20 PM

    Sh*tty team, sh*ttier fans

  35. GaryClark says: Sep 30, 2010 7:25 PM

    Yeah….Them and Braylon Edwards….The blackout I mean…

  36. joetoronto says: Sep 30, 2010 7:28 PM

    D wins games says: September 30, 2010 5:22 PM
    Wonder what their attendance will be like when the cycle inevitably ends and they suck.
    *********************************************************
    That’s a hell of a question and I’m sure it’s something the lord of no rings keeps in the back of his head.

  37. roscoe says: Sep 30, 2010 8:12 PM

    “BoltsFan says:
    September 30, 2010 7:18 PM
    A lot of people certainly are jealous of San Diego in here. And why not, it IS San Diego that is America’s Finest City. NOT Green Bay, NOT Denver, NOT Cleveland (or any other such hell hole), NOT Pittsburgh, etc etc etc. San Diego has the nicest weather, the most things to do, and the best looking people in the country. Have you seen some of the heifers in other parts of this country???”
    Typical Chargers fan…you THINK you’re the best because you haven’t stepped out of your bubble (AFC West, city of San Diego). I’ve been to San Diego plenty of times, and as far as the best looking people…..L.A. blows “SD” out of the water. Sorry pal. Wake up.

  38. Steve W. says: Sep 30, 2010 10:00 PM

    # FTHEACLU says: September 30, 2010 6:05 PM
    Shame they can’t get the Eagles on the schedule every year.
    __________________________
    Well, next time the visit the Linc, they’ll actually get to see what a packed stadium looks like.

  39. dannymac17 says: Sep 30, 2010 10:22 PM

    last time i checked, when the eagles did visit, they got thrashed and the game was a sell out.

  40. Beauregard says: Sep 30, 2010 10:24 PM

    “BoltsFan says:
    September 30, 2010 7:18 PM
    A lot of people certainly are jealous of San Diego in here. And why not, it IS San Diego that is America’s Finest City. NOT Green Bay, NOT Denver, NOT Cleveland (or any other such hell hole), NOT Pittsburgh, etc etc etc. San Diego has the nicest weather, the most things to do, and the best looking people in the country. Have you seen some of the heifers in other parts of this country???”
    ————————————–
    5 million illegal Mexicans, ungodly pollution, unending traffic jams, wildfires, earthquakes, intrusive California government regulating and taxing everything and on and on Next time you come upstairs from your mom’s basement open your eyes. Southern Cal AINT all that good!

  41. harloeisdead says: Oct 1, 2010 1:59 AM

    Hi, hello? The Jaguars have been beaten by 25 both of the past two weeks.
    And they’re still selling out.
    Tell me again why south Cali needs another team?

  42. NoHomeTeam says: Oct 1, 2010 2:29 AM

    Beauregard says: “5 million illegal Mexicans, ungodly pollution, unending traffic jams, wildfires, earthquakes, intrusive California government regulating and taxing everything and on and on Next time you come upstairs from your mom’s basement open your eyes. Southern Cal AINT all that good!”
    1) While “ain’t” isn’t recognized as an actual word, the the least you could do is manage to spell it correctly, Beau. Note the apostrophe above.
    2) Clearly, your real issue with California is that you are not legally allowed to have carnal relations with your half-sister, as is no doubt the case wherever you reside.
    3) We don’t have basements here . . . our ne’er do wells live in the “guest house” at the back of the lot.

  43. NyJetsTaketheEastin 2010 says: Oct 1, 2010 9:01 AM

    What a shame for the people of San Diego ,this blackout nonsense has no place right now for these economic times ,espicially there (IT’S NOT CHEAP TO LIVE THERE) and that stadium is a toilet ,a month ago you could of blamed it on the Padres ,but since the floor fell out of that magical run ,its no longer a viable excuse…

  44. Jasonb says: Oct 1, 2010 9:38 AM

    Oh well, time to stream the game online with an HD feed. I’d say the local TV network is impacted more than the average fan since everyone I know has their favorite website to stream the game from.

  45. Testify says: Oct 1, 2010 12:17 PM

    beauregard couldn’t afford a taco in san diego…idiot go back to your cousins trailer and stay out of cali….we don’t need you here.

  46. C says: Oct 1, 2010 2:07 PM

    Bronco4life…. You hit it right on the nose!

  47. Dasmol says: Oct 1, 2010 7:30 PM

    The Patriot/Charger game will sell out for sure, given the amount of Bostonians that live in Southern California.
    Who moves to Oakland?

  48. gooworm says: Oct 3, 2010 1:21 AM

    Another ignorant comment from Beau….
    Your comments are always so obnoxious and poorly thought out.
    Try attending some writing classes….or maybe just go back to school before you make another feeble attempt to write something again.

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