With a 9-5 record and a great shot at the playoffs and back-to-back home games to end the season, the Chiefs should easily sell out the renovated Arrowhead Stadium, right?
Um, define “easily.”
The 72-hour deadline for selling enough tickets to permit Sunday’s game against the Titans to be televised locally has come and gone. Per Joel Thorman of ArrowheadPride.com, the Chiefs haven’t announced a blackout or a sellout. Instead, they’ve said they’re working with the league to get the game on television.
A quick Google search revealed that no NFL blackouts have been reported or announced yet, even though the 72-hour window has closed for the afternoon games. Our guess? The league is giving teams on the “watch” list an unannounced extension, in the hopes that all those last-minute Santas out there will choose to buy Mrs. Claus two tickets to Sunday’s games.
Hey, it’s better than two tickets to Guys & Dolls.
UPDATE: NFL spokesman Greg Aiello tells us that the deadline wasn’t relaxed due to the holiday.