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Jags will request 48-hour extension of blackout deadline

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The Bengals aren’t the only team facing a Week 12 blackout.

In Jacksonville, where all non-premium seats have been sold for every game since 2010, the Jags plan to ask for a 48-hour extension in order to keep the streak alive for Sunday’s game against the Texans, according to the Florida Times-Union.

If granted, the Jags would have until 1:00 p.m. ET Saturday to sell all non-premium tickets.

Jaguars senior V.P. of sales/marketing Mackey Weaver told Vito Stellino of the Times-Union that 6,000 tickets have been donated by “businesses and individuals” to members of the military, which likely is code for the notion that those 6,000 tickets were purchased at 34 cents on the dollar, as league rules permit.  (Unless, of course, the Jags somehow persuaded those “businesses and individuals” to pay full price.)

The team’s website reportedly says that 7,635 tickets remain, but Weaver told Stellino that the figure hadn’t been updated.

It’s safe to say the Jags wouldn’t be having this problem if they’d drafted the quarterback with the five-letter last name who played college football in the vicinity of Jacksonville.

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31 Responses to “Jags will request 48-hour extension of blackout deadline”
  1. grpatriot says: Nov 23, 2011 9:25 AM

    LA Jags??? Postponing the inevitable?

  2. joetoronto says: Nov 23, 2011 9:37 AM

    What, is Fedex late with the tarps?

  3. bradygazelle says: Nov 23, 2011 9:45 AM

    Come on Jaguars! I know your great fans can do it!

  4. spellingcops says: Nov 23, 2011 9:49 AM

    This team/fanbase is horrible. Should definitely be the LA Jags

  5. djdvd says: Nov 23, 2011 9:57 AM

    Here come the horrible tarp/moving to LA comments. Even though you don’t get these extensions if you aren’t pretty much guaranteed to lift the blackout. The Jags haven’t been blacked out in a long time for a really horrible product on the field – the fans should be given some credit, since I’ve seen better “fanbases” let their team blackout before the Jags have.

  6. jvillenole says: Nov 23, 2011 10:07 AM

    There are 3,040 tickets remaining. The team DID not purchase the tickets. They were purchased by local businesses and individuals and donated to the USO for MIlitary Appreciation day.

    This franchise is perfectly fine. Despite having a subpar season, they are filling the seats.

    Why does this website continuously bash the Jaguars?

  7. whatwouldlombardido says: Nov 23, 2011 10:13 AM

    Come on Jags fans. You’ve been bragging here about how the Jags are going to beat the Texans this week for a couple of weeks now. What’s the matter? Afraid to put your money where your mouth is?

  8. txndave says: Nov 23, 2011 10:18 AM

    If I were a jags fan I’d stay home too.
    My Texans are gonna beat them down with a second string qb.

  9. nflfan1326 says: Nov 23, 2011 10:21 AM

    Drafting Tebow with the 9th pick of the 2010 draft? Jags did not have a second round pick that year. Couldn’t move down. Most people will tell you that Tebow is still a big reach at number 25. It would have been a chaotic disaster if this franchise would have taken Tebow. See Denver…long term.

  10. ar1888 says: Nov 23, 2011 10:34 AM

    When they move the team to L.A. they will have an extra 3 hours to sell tickets due the time change.

  11. chizums says: Nov 23, 2011 10:42 AM

    I love me some joetoronto comments. Witty, intelligent comments from a witty, intelligent guy.

    Joey, why is that any time I scroll down a comments page on PFT, in particular if it remotely pertains to blackouts, I can look forward to one of the shining gems that are your comments?

    What may I ask, good sir, motivates you to take so much time out of your busy, important schedule in, uh, Canada (and I understand Canadians have a lot of interest in which American cities can sell out a stadium on a particular week) to grace us all with such brilliant one-liners? Is it Glenn Beck? How about Dr. Phil? You strike me as a big Dr. Phil guy.

  12. usher716 says: Nov 23, 2011 10:55 AM

    If feel like I’ve read this story before…

  13. zoxitic says: Nov 23, 2011 10:56 AM

    You should have seen the faces of the Raven fans as they were leaving Everbank field. They looked like they were leaving a funeral.

    Gonna be great to watch the handful of Texan’s fans have that same look on their face.

  14. zoxitic says: Nov 23, 2011 11:07 AM

    “It’s safe to say the Jags wouldn’t be having this problem if they’d drafted the quarterback with the five-letter last name who played college football in the vicinity of Jacksonville.”
    ________________________________

    Not true. He would have this coaching staff. Not even God has enough power to overcome that.

  15. jlana24 says: Nov 23, 2011 11:07 AM

    Did anyone see Miami this past week? We might have a few patches of empty seats in the stadium and come down to the wire selling tickets, but at least we don’t have “sellouts” with 20k fans showing up. The Jags have a solid core fanbase that seems to actually be growing. Now if we could only get a decent team I PROMISE you we wouldn’t need these extensions.

  16. koufaxmitzvah says: Nov 23, 2011 11:26 AM

    What’s surprising is that there would be a handful of Texans willing to visit Jacksonville.

  17. mud5h0vel says: Nov 23, 2011 11:35 AM

    thanks for the comedy this morning….how Jags fans think they’re going to beat the Texans this time minus Mathis & Session, and you’re only weapon on offense is MJD. You’re worse off than you were 4 weeks ago when we manhandled y’all & due to 2 turnovers GAVE y’all the only points you scored. We have AJ back now, our starting FS Manning is likely to play too & Leinart won’t be asked to do a ton due to our #1 DEF & best RB tandem in the league…dilusional much??

  18. sourdough says: Nov 23, 2011 11:37 AM

    Since the Raiders moved back to Oakland in 1995, the team has had 64% of its home games blacked out.

    Looks like the joke’s on you joetoronto.

  19. ogre2010 says: Nov 23, 2011 11:47 AM

    How many teams can LA have?

  20. ogre2010 says: Nov 23, 2011 11:47 AM

    How many teams can LA have?

  21. lilrob10201 says: Nov 23, 2011 11:54 AM

    LA Jaguars !

  22. northshorejag says: Nov 23, 2011 11:55 AM

    Ahh the Houston texans. The best team that never won a damn thing.
    Not even a winning season…in how many?

  23. greenbayraven says: Nov 23, 2011 12:20 PM

    i remember 20 yrs ago when Baltimore was passed over twice for expansion teams by Paul Tagliabue. One of those teams was Jacksonville.

  24. whatwouldlombardido says: Nov 23, 2011 12:57 PM

    Looks like the 20 Jags fans are hitting this site pretty heavy today. Too bad you’re not hitting the ticket booth as hard! Jags fans are you gonna root for them when they’re in LA?

  25. earthtopft says: Nov 23, 2011 1:49 PM

    Broncos had the pick right after the Jags in 2010. They managed to move down a couple of times before eventually turning that pick into a pair of late first round choices that were spent on Tebow and DeMaryius Thomas. Be-Be has had a lot of injury problems, but without that you might be looking at the two best picks out of the entire draft in a couple of years. Tyson Alualu is O.K., but he is nothing special. He wasn’t rated any higher than Tebow by most draft analysts, and has done nothing to prove that perception false.

  26. ballsohardu says: Nov 23, 2011 4:01 PM

    L.A. ! See yah!

  27. pzimm7778 says: Nov 23, 2011 4:34 PM

    Did anyone see Miami this past week? We might have a few patches of empty seats in the stadium and come down to the wire selling tickets, but at least we don’t have “sellouts” with 20k fans showing up. The Jags have a solid core fanbase that seems to actually be growing. Now if we could only get a decent team I PROMISE you we wouldn’t need these extensions.
    ———————————————————————————
    Miami was/is pitiful. Forget that though, did anyone notice the crowd when the Jaguars played Cleveland last week? I posted on fb asking if the newspaper gave the wrong time for the start. That place looked like there might have been 40K people there.

    Btw, I do disagree with your latter statement. History proves that.

  28. leopold332002 says: Nov 23, 2011 5:12 PM

    ar1888 says:Nov 23, 2011 10:34 AM

    When they move the team to L.A. they will have an extra 3 hours to sell tickets due the time change.
    ————————————————

    Are you mad bro? Everytime they have a Jaguars related article you have something negative to say about them. If you was to ever come to my city i’ll spray mase in your eyes and steal your girlfriend. What i am doing i should know better than to respond to a 16 yr old man child.

  29. ar1888 says: Nov 23, 2011 5:19 PM

    leopold332002, Yeah, Im the only one to ever comment on the L.A. Jaguars.(rolls eyes) If you dont like reading about the writing on the wall, stop reading the comments about your team with all the tarp covered seats. Who still cant sell it out unless Budweiser buys all the extra seats and gives them away.

  30. leopold332002 says: Nov 25, 2011 5:57 AM

    Hey L.A. conspiracy guy we have a great lease so it won’t be as easy for the new owner to i don’t know relocate this damn team from Jacksonville. Just like the reasons chief jag mentions let me also add this a coach who wins here perception wides will be regarded a the guy who saved football in jacksonville just like Sean Payton was with the New Orleans Saints. Coaches have egos as well in addition to the fact that Gene Smith contract is up as well so Wayne can hired anyone he wishes because of it. A new coach can have total control if Waynes decide not to bring him back to the team and as for the 5 million left on JDR contract they will make it back with increased season ticket sales from people around here that has renewed excitement for the team.

    Just in case you don’t know about our lease read it here and educate yourself about my city’s situation with the team. http://jacksonville…._11340226.shtml

  31. whatwouldlombardido says: Nov 25, 2011 12:31 PM

    Another reason Jags will leave: illiterate fans.

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