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.

55 responses to “Viking avoid blackout

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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!

  5. 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!

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. Mungo just pawn in game of life.

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

    -QG

  9. 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.

  10. 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!

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    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!

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

    Viking still suck.
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    Packer still swallow

  12. 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?

  13. 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.
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    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.

  14. 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.

  15. 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.

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

  17. 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.

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

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

  20. 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.

  21. 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.
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    I’m pretty sure the girlfriend of Erik Walden was a Packer fan. And now you suggest condoning violence against women…typical Viking fan.

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