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.