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Viking avoid blackout

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Earlier this week, the Vikings were at risk of snapping a sellout streak extending back to 1997.  Ultimately, the streak will continue.

Per the Associated Press, the team has said that Sunday’s game against the Broncos will be televised locally.

It’s unknown whether Tebowmania saved the day, or whether owner Zygi Wilf peeled off some of the discretionary income with which he recently purchased a $19 million co-op on Park Avenue to ensure that the team will have a three-hour local TV commercial at a time when the franchise is trying to get the public to kick in $700 million or so toward a new stadium.

The Broncos-Vikings game will be televised by the local FOX affiliate, due to the limited number of 1:00 p.m. ET games that FOX otherwise would be broadcasting.  Under the traditional formula, FOX had two games and CBS had seven, due to the flexing of Saints-Lions to Sunday night.

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55 Responses to “Viking avoid blackout”
  1. theduuuuuuuuuude says: Dec 1, 2011 12:37 PM

    Skol. Now build a new stadium that people actually want to go to before it’s too late.

  2. ndallasruss says: Dec 1, 2011 12:37 PM

    “Viking avoid blackout”

    Just the one?

  3. 15gb2 says: Dec 1, 2011 12:42 PM

    Tebow Time

  4. i3addog says: Dec 1, 2011 12:43 PM

    You barely get enough people to come to your games to avoid a blackout and Wilf wants the taxpayers to pony up 700 million dollars for a new stadium.

    Freaking hilarious. I’d impeach every politician that votes yes on this stadium deal.

  5. contra74 says: Dec 1, 2011 12:43 PM

    Viking avoid blackout
    ——
    you forgot the S. Its Vikings.

  6. smoothjimmyapollo says: Dec 1, 2011 12:43 PM

    My options on Sunday at noon involve watching a no-talent QB go up against a no-talent team on Fox or the much anticipated Tyler Palko-Caleb Hanie match-up on CBS. NFL Sunday Ticket, you have just found yourself a customer for next season.

  7. swellbuilt says: Dec 1, 2011 12:44 PM

    Any particular Viking?

  8. bigdan7885 says: Dec 1, 2011 12:47 PM

    The headline suggests that the Viking partied hard, but not too hard as to not remember it.

  9. gb4mn0 says: Dec 1, 2011 12:50 PM

    So it will be a close ratings race between watching MN get Tebowed and the 15th time PBS rebroadcast of a documentary about a dog turd drying out in Al Gores front yard.

  10. jackfnburton says: Dec 1, 2011 12:52 PM

    No, I am sure it has nothing to do with Tim Tebow.

    Also, Tim Tebow.

    Furthermore, Tim Tebow.

    Which reminds me, Tim Tebow.

    I wonder that Tim Tebow thinks about the way Tim Tebow Tebows the Tebow when he Tim Tebows.

    Do you think Tim Tebow Tim Tebow Tim Tebow Tim Tebow? And you remember the Tim Tebow when Tim Tebow and Tim Tebow Tim Tebow’ed and then Tim Tebow Tim Tebow?

    Yeah. Tim Tebow.

    Got to go. Everyone have a Tim Tebow Tebow!

  11. joekappedyourass says: Dec 1, 2011 12:52 PM

    were happy for them

  12. mrstpaul says: Dec 1, 2011 12:52 PM

    Is there anything Tebow can’t do?

  13. 3ghostninja says: Dec 1, 2011 12:52 PM

    What about the rest of them?

  14. buhbay1c says: Dec 1, 2011 12:53 PM

    In the midst of a horrid season things are looking up. The state has a projected $876 million budget surplus, no doubt the stadium gets built. A Super Bowl and Final Fours for all! Even you Wisconsin, we all know your hatred of our woeful Vikings is derived from jealousy towards our state. Pro sports, major collegiate events, arts, restaurants, shopping. and Fortune 500 companies. No need to rub it in though, it is after all the reason why you people move to MN, because it’s better. Enjoy that trophy case though!

  15. jetropolitans says: Dec 1, 2011 12:53 PM

    Viking avoid blackout. Ivan make basket.

  16. tailgateheaven says: Dec 1, 2011 12:54 PM

    which Viking? I want tv too. I has 4 tv in my homes!

  17. bradshawlives says: Dec 1, 2011 12:54 PM

    Now all the locals will be able to watch the Who Cares? Bowl.

  18. Carl Gerbschmidt says: Dec 1, 2011 12:56 PM

    Viking still suck.

  19. beavertonsteve says: Dec 1, 2011 1:00 PM

    Just one Viking?

  20. tebowsgonnagitya says: Dec 1, 2011 1:01 PM

    * Vikings

  21. redbullenergydrink says: Dec 1, 2011 1:01 PM

    I’m sure the fans are tired of paying good money to see their team lose.

  22. bigbluelou says: Dec 1, 2011 1:02 PM

    Hallalujah! Now, Minneapolis can watch Tebow go 6-1 as a starter.

  23. toegoat says: Dec 1, 2011 1:04 PM

    And which particular “Viking” are we talking about…. Hagaar??

  24. lookatthefarside says: Dec 1, 2011 1:04 PM

    Thank God.

  25. tizomps says: Dec 1, 2011 1:04 PM

    just one Viking?

  26. duece5 says: Dec 1, 2011 1:06 PM

    PONDERMANIA!!!

    Go VIKES!!!!!

  27. AlanSaysYo says: Dec 1, 2011 1:07 PM

    Viking avoid blackout. Sleep now. Pillage in morning.

  28. johnnyb216 says: Dec 1, 2011 1:08 PM

    The vikings are pros ay avoiding blackouts. They’ve been facing this exact scenerio for their entire existance. I don’t know why all of the sudden its newsworthy this week.

  29. orthodoxdj says: Dec 1, 2011 1:14 PM

    Yeah he do!

  30. glac1 says: Dec 1, 2011 1:15 PM

    It’s very common for the Metrodome to have thousands and thousands of no shows. The Vikings routinely rely on corporations to buy thousands and thousands of seats to “keep their sellout string” intact.

  31. chocopoppy says: Dec 1, 2011 1:15 PM

    “Viking avoid blackout”

    Does your source also have his mind on his money and his money on his mind?

  32. quizguy66 says: Dec 1, 2011 1:19 PM

    Mungo just pawn in game of life.

    I love how it’s turned into ProCopyEditingTalk all of a sudden.

    -QG

  33. superdanlp says: Dec 1, 2011 1:21 PM

    I really don’t think you can count this as a “sellout streak” when the only reason they have sold out every game is because of the TV stations buying out the rest of the tickets. Few years back when Tarvarus lead them to the playoffs they couldn’t even sell out that PLAYOFF game without help of the broadcasting station.

  34. cfmaguire9 says: Dec 1, 2011 1:21 PM

    Sloth love Chunk

  35. gb4mn0 says: Dec 1, 2011 1:23 PM

    buyback says:
    Dec 1, 2011 12:53 PM
    In the midst of a horrid season things are looking up. The state has a projected $876 million budget surplus, no doubt the stadium gets built. A Super Bowl and Final Fours for all! Even you Wisconsin, we all know your hatred of our woeful Vikings is derived from jealousy toward our state. Pro sports, major collegiate events, arts, restaurants, shopping. and Fortune 500 companies. No need to rub it in though, it is after all the reason why you people move to MN, because it’s better. Enjoy that trophy case though!

    —————————————–
    I’m sorry boobgay but you’re badly mistaken. We don’t hate your state per se, what we hate is the delusional(read your post), galling, unmerited, condescending arrogance of lavender twits like YOU!

  36. phillyj112 says: Dec 1, 2011 1:26 PM

    Is it still too soon for a Tyrell Johnson DWI joke…………..?

  37. dcviking says: Dec 1, 2011 1:28 PM

    Carl Gerbschmidt says: Dec 1, 2011 12:56 PM

    Viking still suck.
    ————————-

    Packer still swallow

  38. rugdog100 says: Dec 1, 2011 1:31 PM

    Mike — Where do you get the $700 million figure? Stadium cost is 1 billion, Wilf’s kicking in $425 million. That leaves $575 million. Why do you intentionally keep using the wrong number?

  39. broncos365 says: Dec 1, 2011 1:31 PM

    Caveman write headline

  40. ejmat2 says: Dec 1, 2011 1:31 PM

    i3addog says:
    Dec 1, 2011 12:43 PM
    You barely get enough people to come to your games to avoid a blackout and Wilf wants the taxpayers to pony up 700 million dollars for a new stadium.

    Freaking hilarious. I’d impeach every politician that votes yes on this stadium deal.
    —————————————-
    What’s freaking hilarious is the fact you spew this from your typewrite without reading the entire heading or article. They have sold out every game since 1997. To act as though this is a continuous thing is ridiculous especially if the information is there for you to read.

  41. 4thandnone says: Dec 1, 2011 1:34 PM

    And they have avoided a winning season as well. very newsworthy stuff here.

  42. Humboldt High Life says: Dec 1, 2011 1:40 PM

    Invading plunderer take early exit from festivity. Must to get beauty sleep.

    By the way, America, we need to talk…So, if any of you happen to go to that game, notice how you describe it. Do you call your ex and be all, “I’m at the Viking game with Gert and Inga–when are you gonna come retrieve your leather goods”? Or, do you say, “…Vikings game”? Or, is it too taboo a subject, best left unspoken?

    Anyway, I hope they have TV at Applebee’ses so me and my broses can meet up to watch the Stanford Cardinals vs. the Harvard Crimsons.

  43. neeboy74 says: Dec 1, 2011 1:40 PM

    How long has Lambeau been sold out now, 30-some years??? G-O P-A-C-K!

  44. Derty Ernie says: Dec 1, 2011 1:45 PM

    More than likely the local news media bought up the tickets. They’ve been doing this for a while now whenever it looks like a blackout is coming.
    They prefer to not loose the advertising revenue.
    The truth is if it wasn’t for them and the owners doing it, a lot of games the last two years would have been blacked out.

  45. sullijo1 says: Dec 1, 2011 2:05 PM

    I think it’s funny that the Haters have to deal with Tebowmania. They just can’t get away from it. Hilarious!!!!!

  46. TeamBalco says: Dec 1, 2011 2:14 PM

    Wait… I thought they released McStink.

  47. bozosforall says: Dec 1, 2011 2:15 PM

    jackfnburton says:
    Dec 1, 2011 12:52 PM
    No, I am sure it has nothing to do with Tim Tebow.

    Also, Tim Tebow.

    Furthermore, Tim Tebow.

    Which reminds me, Tim Tebow.

    I wonder that Tim Tebow thinks about the way Tim Tebow Tebows the Tebow when he Tim Tebows.

    Do you think Tim Tebow Tim Tebow Tim Tebow Tim Tebow? And you remember the Tim Tebow when Tim Tebow and Tim Tebow Tim Tebow’ed and then Tim Tebow Tim Tebow?

    Yeah. Tim Tebow.

    Got to go. Everyone have a Tim Tebow Tebow!

    __
    What a T Bag you are, jack.

  48. laeaglefan says: Dec 1, 2011 2:20 PM

    Whoever thought that the Lions, of all teams, would get moved INTO primetime?

  49. Brooklyn Dodgers of Los Angeles says: Dec 1, 2011 2:40 PM

    The Packers would like to thank the Vikings for that extra home game in Minneapolis each year.

  50. jgreeds says: Dec 1, 2011 2:51 PM

    It’s too bad I will not be able to avoiding blacking out while watching my Vikings this Sunday…again…

  51. johnnyjagfan says: Dec 1, 2011 3:05 PM

    Real (fake) question about the game: Does MN’s worst-ranked defense vs. QBs for fantasy points give Tebow an advantage or higher expectation? I think MN’s run defense can slow the read option down. Thumbs Up for Tebow can throw on MN for high score and Thumbs down if MN’s defense can make it an average Tebow game.

  52. ilovefoolsball says: Dec 1, 2011 3:18 PM

    “Viking blackout”, sounds like a great name for a hardcore band.

  53. dtrb10 says: Dec 1, 2011 3:31 PM

    Lets all punch a Packer fan in the face today. Sounds like a good idea to me.

  54. stellarperformance says: Dec 1, 2011 3:47 PM

    dtrb10 says:
    Dec 1, 2011 3:31 PM
    Lets all punch a Packer fan in the face today. Sounds like a good idea to me.
    ————————————————

    I’m pretty sure the girlfriend of Erik Walden was a Packer fan. And now you suggest condoning violence against women…typical Viking fan.

  55. pdxpacker says: Dec 1, 2011 6:59 PM

    This is one the most entertaining comment threads I’ve ever read on this site.

    Me go work now.

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