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Bengals avoid blackout

On a weekend when the Bills’ 26-game sellout streak will end, the Bengals will preserve their 55-game string of locally-televised home games.

Helping move the final unsold tickets was the announcement that Game Three of the Phillies-Reds division-round series will commence at 7:00 p.m. ET on Sunday.

“It certainly helped since there was a little bit of a holdup,”
ticket manager Andrew Brown told Joe Reedy of the Cincinnati Enquirer.  “Now that there’s not any conflict fans
can make a day out of it.”

So come out and watch the Bengals barely beat the Bucs, and then head to the other park and see the Reds move one step closer to elimination.

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41 Responses to “Bengals avoid blackout”
  1. 1nationraidernation says: Oct 7, 2010 8:55 PM

    thank god teams are allowed to buy their remaining tickets.

  2. KaiserSoze says: Oct 7, 2010 8:56 PM

    “Bengals avoid blackout”
    Barely. Does this mean the T-Ocho show isn’t working?
    There must be a circus in town, either that or CRT is running a He-Haw marathon this weekend.

  3. Frank Ryan says: Oct 7, 2010 8:57 PM

    Bungles lose this one.

  4. stevincinci says: Oct 7, 2010 9:00 PM

    And what makes you think the Reds will take one step closer to elimination? They’ll beat Oswalt Friday (beat him twice this year already), which will make the series tied at 1 going into Sundays game. Don’t be so quick to count them out yet. Then they win Sundays game, with a chance to clinch at home on Monday. Stranger things have happened, but don’t think for a minute this series is a Philly sweep.
    Bengal and Reds win, at home, on the same day? I don’t know if that’s ever happened. Good trivia question. I do know, there’s going to be a lot of drunk Reds fans that day, considering they were at the Bengal game earlier. Two tailgating party’s 7 hours apart from each other.
    Cincinnati will be rocking!

  5. contraryguy says: Oct 7, 2010 9:36 PM

    An easy choice for Cinci sports fans… watch the Reds get eliminated, or watch the Chad and T.O. happy hour vs the Bucs?

  6. kravon says: Oct 7, 2010 9:56 PM

    Slow clap for the Bengals faithful.
    Why you talk trash to Steelers and Ravens fans is something I will never understand.
    Kravon
    PFT Director of Blackout Intelligence

  7. Joshh967 says: Oct 7, 2010 10:00 PM

    Wow, that was a hell of a way to end an article… Thanks Florio, from all of us in Cincinnati

  8. liquidgrammar says: Oct 7, 2010 10:15 PM

    Dude!! Philly wins hands down!! You’re NOT beating Oswalt!!! Hamels might melt down, so you win on Sunday, but that’s it!!! PHILLIES PHOUR!!!!!!

  9. stevincinci says: Oct 7, 2010 10:18 PM

    kravon says:
    October 7, 2010 9:56 PM
    Slow clap for the Bengals faithful.
    Why you talk trash to Steelers and Ravens fans is something I will never understand.
    Kravon
    PFT Director of Blackout Intelligence
    I didn’t see any Steeler bashing on these posts. Just know when the Bengals meet Pitt for the first time this year, we will only be one game back from you for the AFC North lead. Stay tuned!

  10. Laxer37 says: Oct 7, 2010 10:20 PM

    The Reds are a year away from making a serious run.
    The Bengals are a year away from drafting a quarterback.

  11. Just JTO says: Oct 7, 2010 10:26 PM

    Cincinnati rocking????? You “great fans” barely sold out your home game. Gimme a break. If Pittsburgh, which has a waiting list in the thousands for Steelers tickets, is a small market, Cincy must be a miniscule market.

  12. wayne45212 says: Oct 7, 2010 10:44 PM

    “So come out and watch the Bengals barely beat the Bucs, and then head to the other park and see the Reds move one step closer to elimination.”
    To bad your funeral can’t be wedged between the end of the Bengals game and first pitch..
    I would love to spit in your face Florio.

  13. ludwigvii says: Oct 7, 2010 11:05 PM

    MF is still stinging from the sweep last year.

  14. rjsjr says: Oct 7, 2010 11:41 PM

    That’s a low blow from someone who claims to have no interest in major league baseball. Hey Florio, come to Cincinnati and I’ll buy you a beer and maybe some chili to show you some of the class you so blatantly lack.
    By the way, aren’t you a Pirates fan?

  15. luckyNo9 says: Oct 7, 2010 11:51 PM

    Slow clap for the Bengals faithful.
    Why you talk trash to Steelers and Ravens fans is something I will never understand.
    Kravon
    PFT Director of Blackout Intelligence
    @Kravon
    The Bengals can talk trash b/c they own the Ravens (3 out of last 3) and played well vs. the Steelers (when Carson is on the field).

  16. taco bill says: Oct 8, 2010 1:57 AM

    The Phillies are so overrated. The Reds are winning 3 straight and sending those fraud baseball fans in Philly back to the Eagles. Book it!

  17. Jungle Juice says: Oct 8, 2010 1:58 AM

    Their “cheap” seats are $70 when Cincy unemployment is at least 15% so what do people expect. We used to have a waiting list in the thousands as well.

  18. dzimm08 says: Oct 8, 2010 2:11 AM

    To Just JTO:
    Don’t bring that garbage in here. Anyone will admit that the Steelers are a franchise thats 10xs better than the Bengals. You think that might have something to do with the ticket sales? If Pittsburgh is such a great sports town then where are all to Pirates’ fans?
    Did I sense some anymosity over the sweep of the Steelers last season?? I thought so. See ya on Monday night B!@%H!

  19. randy33872 says: Oct 8, 2010 3:16 AM

    I really do not want to hear anything from Steelers fans about sell outs until they back the Pirates !!! Talk about fair weather fans …..jeesh !!!!

  20. Kevin from Philly says: Oct 8, 2010 3:44 AM

    Glad someone (correctly) sees the Phillies winning as inevitable. Do you Cinnci guys really believe that Oswalt will lose tonight because he lost with the freakin’ Astro’s? Slightly better lineup here. That’s the same logic as “well, Halliday has never pitched in the playoffs before, he’ll be nervous”. How’d that work out?
    Honestly, you’ve got a good team, but they’re young. Like Charley Manuel said, the Reds look a lot like the Phillies four or five years ago.
    Oh, and as for the Bengals? Underachieving slop.

  21. skyrider says: Oct 8, 2010 6:17 AM

    GO BUCS…BEAT THE BUNGLES!! BIG BAD BLOUNT (TRIPLE B) WILL BE RUNNING THE ROCK ALONG WITH HUGGY BUC!!!

  22. Just JTO says: Oct 8, 2010 8:27 AM

    @dzimmo8 … Sadly, Pittsburgh doesn’t have a professional baseball team. But even the minor league team we are forced to support drew over 1.7 million fans. I don’t think that’s too bad at all. Who knows, maybe if the owner dies we will one day again be able to enjoy the kind of baseball you fans in Cincinnati did this year.
    If Pittsburghers wer fair weather fans, that Pirates team would draw flies … which is what it deserves.
    You little bitch. Hahahaha.

  23. kravon says: Oct 8, 2010 8:29 AM

    Worry about beating Tampa before you set your eyes on the Steelers.
    3-6 all-time versus those Mighty Buccaneers.
    Kravon
    PFT CIO

  24. kravon says: Oct 8, 2010 8:32 AM

    randy33872 says:
    October 8, 2010 3:16 AM
    I really do not want to hear anything from Steelers fans about sell outs until they back the Pirates !!! Talk about fair weather fans …..jeesh !!!!
    ———————————————–
    Great start the Reds are off to in the post-season. The Reds are who we thought they were. A team that cant hit or win close games.
    Kravon
    PFT VP of MLB/NFL Relations

  25. luckyNo9 says: Oct 8, 2010 9:20 AM

    hey kravon – once again, get your facts straight. they were 2nd in the League in 1-run ball games, and led the NL in Batting, Runs, and HRs. Both your points about the Reds negated. Stop throwing out nonsense.

  26. WhoDeySood5 says: Oct 8, 2010 9:25 AM

    Tell us how you really feel about cincinnati sports….atleast we can at this moment say the Bengals and Reds are both Central Division Champs! Been a long time since we’ve had two temas to justifiably be excited about in Cincy.

  27. shaunypoo says: Oct 8, 2010 9:37 AM

    In all of MLB, the Reds were 4th in Runs, 5th in hits, 4th in HR’s, 3rd in TB, 4th in RBI, 4th in BA, 5th in OBP, 4th in Slugging, and 3rd in OPS.
    Sorry, but you have been relieved of duties as VP of MLB/NFL Relations for being full of shit.

  28. hineswardcriesafterfumbling says: Oct 8, 2010 10:03 AM

    A lot of Steelers ‘fans” are also Red Sox ‘fans”, interestingly enough.

  29. Whodey08 says: Oct 8, 2010 10:20 AM

    If Pittsburgh, which has a waiting list in the thousands for Steelers tickets, is a small market, Cincy must be a miniscule market.
    Or maybe it’s because there is nothing else to do in Pittsburgh

  30. kravon says: Oct 8, 2010 10:33 AM

    shaunypoo says:
    October 8, 2010 9:37 AM
    In all of MLB, the Reds were 4th in Runs, 5th in hits, 4th in HR’s, 3rd in TB, 4th in RBI, 4th in BA, 5th in OBP, 4th in Slugging, and 3rd in OPS.
    ——————————————–
    The anger. I sincerely hope the Reds can manage to get a hit versus the Phillies.
    7-13 versus 2010 playoff teams.
    Its big boy time now.

  31. Just JTO says: Oct 8, 2010 10:48 AM

    @Whodeyo8 … There is tons to do in Pittsburgh. You oughtta get outof your hole sometime and come over and find out. Pittsburgh wasn’t tabbed the most livable city more than once because there is nothing to do here. LOL.
    Jealous.

  32. Roethlisberger's Bitch Tits says: Oct 8, 2010 11:07 AM

    Pittsburgh fans say it all, they back a winner. They jock the Steelers and they rid themselves of the Pirates. Great sports town my ass. The Bengals may have to scrap to still get sellouts, but when you have to make a choice to either keep the electric on or line Mikey boys pockets there really isn’t any choice. 15% unemployment rate in the area right now. Lets not forget all of the terrible years in the 90′s when this city still supported both teams when they stunk up the city. I mean jeez, Pittsburgh has one of the nicest new baseball stadiums in the country and you guys still couldn’t sell a hotdog to a fatman at dinnertime. True colors of the cowardly yellow and black. Oh an florio, nice hair piece.

  33. Just JTO says: Oct 8, 2010 11:38 AM

    @Bitch Tits … WTF are you talking about? You are as hypocritical as they come. Pittsburgh fans don’t hate the baseball team. WE HATE THE OWNER … Kinda like you guys feel about “Mikey.” PNC Park is a beautiful venue … You don’t 1.7 million fans is a lot for a ‘small’ market base that has a team that lost 105 games????
    And what do you think the unemployment rate is in Pittsburgh??? 1.2 %??? Gimme a break.
    Think before you speak … if that is at all possible.

  34. Fear Da Tiger says: Oct 8, 2010 12:27 PM

    Just JTO, why do you have to come to a Bengals post and rip a team for selling out another game while there is also a home baseball playoff game (that is also sold out) the same day? Why all the hate? Is your life/baseball team/mom’s basement that sad and depressing that you try to turn two positives in a city that hasn’t had many in the last 20 years into a negative? Wow…get a life, man…

  35. Just JTO says: Oct 8, 2010 12:48 PM

    @Tiger …. Hahahaha. I never mentioned your baseball team. I have no hate for the Reds. I just mentioned that for all these Bengals fans who talk so much shit (their mom’s basement apperently sucks too) about their team being so great and the Steelers being so bad yet they can barely sell out a home game. Truth is Bengals fans like to dish it out, but hate to take it back in return.
    Go to any Roethlisberger post … THAT has nothing to do with the Bengals. Yet, you will find dozens of Cincy fans hanging out there with degrading comments. Where is their life?

  36. hineswardcriesafterfumbling says: Oct 8, 2010 1:14 PM

    2006-2009 NFL Attendance rankings (according to ESPN)
    Steelers
    2006- 26th
    2007- 27th
    2008- 26th
    2009- 25th
    Bengals
    2006- 21st
    2007- 19th
    2008- 20th
    2009- 23rd

  37. Fear Da Tiger says: Oct 8, 2010 1:55 PM

    JTO-
    I’m pretty sure no Bengals fan brought up the Steelers in this article until some Pittsburgh fan (Kravon) jumped in to try to rain on a great weekend to be a Cincinnati fan. Just as you accuse Bengals fans of jumping on Steelers posts to rip the Steelers, Steelers fans do the same to Bengals posts. So why did you jump to the comments section if you aren’t guilty of this same thing? Were you not coming here just to spew hate when nothing was even said in the article about your team?

  38. TheLeonardLeap says: Oct 8, 2010 2:23 PM

    I love the Bengals, but when it comes down to it, you have a Reds team who’s in the playoffs for the first time in ages on the same day. So to think that’d it would be hard to sell out a Bengals game against TB isn’t all that amazing. Hell, we sold out the game on Thursday so it’s not like we had to get an extension or anything. That’s 63,535 for Paul Brown Stadium and 42,271 for Great American Ballpark.
    Also, I don’t believe I have ever insulted Florio before in one of his posts, because insulting people over the internet is more or less meaningless, but seriously Florio, you obviously don’t like Cincinnati, I have yet to ever see a positive post about Cincinnati done by you. Why don’t you just hand off those stories to someone else to write instead of making yourself look like an asshole?

  39. shaunypoo says: Oct 8, 2010 2:24 PM

    No anger Kravon, just trying to inject some facts into the discussion. Considering there are only 6 players on the roster with playoff experience, they were written off as playoff pretenders well into the season, and they haven’t been to the playoffs in over a decade, we are real happy to have them there. It sucks they have to play the WS favorites right off the bat, but if you want to be the best, you have to beat the best.
    Next time, don’t inteject unless you can factually back it up, or it is obvious it is an opinion.

  40. poodawg says: Oct 8, 2010 4:41 PM

    @Just JTO
    “Go to any Roethlisberger post … THAT has nothing to do with the Bengals. Yet, you will find dozens of Cincy fans hanging out there with degrading comments. Where is their life?”
    Or go to a “Bengals Avoid Blackout” post, THAT has nothing to do with the Steelers or Ravens. Yet, you will find dozens of Pitt and Baltimore fans hanging out there with degrading comments. Where is their life?
    Try thinking out your next post, hypocrite.

  41. Just JTO says: Oct 9, 2010 1:00 AM

    @Poodawg …. Duh! Why do you think I posted on here about the game barely selling out??? Because Bengals fans constantsly hit up Steelers posts and talk shit. I was just giving you people what you give out … like I said. And most of you don’t like it and get highly offended. You can’t take it, as I said.
    I normally don’t berate other posts. My standard line for the “critical experts” is that games are won on the field, not on this stupid site. I just thought for once I’d let Bengals fans see what they are like … and most of you are pissed.
    Hell, I have no gripes with the Reds. I’m glad to see someone other than the Cards win.

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