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Blackout lifted in Jacksonville

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There will be no blackout in Jacksonville this week.

The Jaguars have announced that the local television blackout has been lifted for Sunday’s home game against the Colts, meaning the team’s season finale will be shown on the CBS affiliate in Jacksonville.

It’s not known how many tickets the Jaguars bought themselves, at 34 cents on the dollar, in order to get the game on local TV. It’s fair to assume that there will be thousands of empty seats, but if you live in Jacksonville, you won’t have to buy a ticket to watch the Jaguars battle the Colts.

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  1. maddenisfordorks says: Dec 30, 2011 2:25 PM

    2 years straight with ZERO blackouts in Jax – averaging about 66,000 fans per game.

    I think it’s time for you haters (including PFT writers) to consume massive amounts of crow.

  2. shaner329 says: Dec 30, 2011 2:34 PM

    The Jaguars organization should be selling tickets 34 cents to the dollar to the public considering how bad they’ve played all season.

  3. txndave says: Dec 30, 2011 2:39 PM

    Why is it that every jags highlight this year on this site has been
    “Jags avoid another blackout”
    Man it must suck 2 be a jags fan.

  4. thrasherm316 says: Dec 30, 2011 2:40 PM

    Two straight years without a blackout and they will be packing their bags for Los Angeles soon. It is not hating, just reality.

  5. wjf010 says: Dec 30, 2011 2:45 PM

    maddenisfordorks says: Dec 30, 2011 2:25 PM

    2 years straight with ZERO blackouts in Jax – averaging about 66,000 fans per game.

    I think it’s time for you haters (including PFT writers) to consume massive amounts of crow.

    ****

    Two straight years! Hallelujah!

    Is there going to be a parade?

  6. bradygazelle says: Dec 30, 2011 2:46 PM

    There is no stopping the Jacksonville fans! Congratulations on the year of sellouts and hopefully you will be able to do it for many years to come!

  7. jimbobobjr says: Dec 30, 2011 2:50 PM

    Let’s consider ALL the facts, now.

    The game is a sellout*

    *Due to tarps

    Sorry Jags fans, can’t remove the asterisk.

  8. tebowedout says: Dec 30, 2011 2:53 PM

    With the tarps on, isn’t the max capacity at Everbank 66,000? No way they average that every home game. There were empty seats/sections all over the place for the Texans game back in November.

  9. earthtopft says: Dec 30, 2011 3:04 PM

    No blackout, it’s all Sunshine in Jax!

  10. marvsleezy says: Dec 30, 2011 3:09 PM

    It’s not known how many tickets the Jaguars bought themselves, also if you look on TV the stadium always looks a bit empty, So Jags, I wouldnt be bragging about these “sellouts” too much.

  11. buckybadger says: Dec 30, 2011 3:09 PM

    People in JAX probably would rather CBS show a different game.

  12. buckybadger says: Dec 30, 2011 3:12 PM

    maddenisfordorks says:
    Dec 30, 2011 2:25 PM
    2 years straight with ZERO blackouts in Jax – averaging about 66,000 fans per game.

    I think it’s time for you haters (including PFT writers) to consume massive amounts of crow.

    ——————

    Your still in the bottom of the league in attendance, like 24th in percentage. You tarp over half your stadium and still need the team to buy up tickets and you want people to eat crow?

  13. jimlast says: Dec 30, 2011 3:19 PM

    tebowedout says:
    Dec 30, 2011 2:53 PM
    With the tarps on, isn’t the max capacity at Everbank 66,000? No way they average that every home game. There were empty seats/sections all over the place for the Texans game back in November.

    ———————–

    It’s around 66k with the tarps. Without tarps it gets to nearly 77k. That’s a lot of seats, even for a larger market.

    From wikipedia:
    NFL football: 67,164 (expandable to 76,867)
    College football/special events: 84,000

  14. 6ball says: Dec 30, 2011 3:30 PM

    .

    “averaging 66,000 per game”

    Why would anyone leave home to watch the Jags? Their games are like a tooth extraction.

    Jacksonville : we invented 4-12.

    .

  15. ogre2010 says: Dec 30, 2011 3:35 PM

    The reason why it look empty because on the visitors side are club seats. That’s the side where you always see the camera pans too. But hey, we didn’t do a buy one get one free sell.

  16. gmen1987 says: Dec 30, 2011 3:36 PM

    The goes to show that Bengal fans are still idiots for getting their games blacked out or threatened with blackouts with a playoff birth on the line.

  17. granadafan says: Dec 30, 2011 3:47 PM

    “maddenisfordorks says: Dec 30, 2011 2:25 PM
    2 years straight with ZERO blackouts in Jax – averaging about 66,000 fans per game.

    I think it’s time for you haters (including PFT writers) to consume massive amounts of crow.”
    ====================================================

    I knew that some deluded Jags fan would completely miss the point of the article. You’re not averaging 66,000 fans if the owners are buying tens of thousands of tickets at 1/3 of the price and getting their money’s worth on those well-used tarps.

    I will give kudos to the Jags ownership(s) for buying those tens of thousands of tickets every game to give the fans an opportunity to watch the team. The blackout rule is archaic and idiotic. The NFL is the only business in the world to punish their customers for not buying their product.

  18. perry513601 says: Dec 30, 2011 3:58 PM

    The tarps are an eye sore but they do not make the stadium under NFL capacity. The stadium is still at the average on capacity and the jags average on tickets sold as well. Yes, there are tarps guys but they are only there so that the stadium isn’t about the third largest behind Jerry’s world and new yorks new stadium.

  19. jimlast says: Dec 30, 2011 4:00 PM

    granadafan says:
    Dec 30, 2011 3:47 PM
    I knew that some deluded Jags fan would completely miss the point of the article. You’re not averaging 66,000 fans if the owners are buying tens of thousands of tickets at 1/3 of the price and getting their money’s worth on those well-used tarps.

    —————-

    Ownership is chipping in as much as 3,000-4,500 tickets, no more. At the beginning of the season no game had more than around 12,000 seats available. The Jaguars do a good job of showing just how many tickets are available for every game, so it’s easy to see how many are being bought by the ownership.

  20. skolvikesskol says: Dec 30, 2011 4:01 PM

    In related news… 90% of people in america disnt know jacksonville had a professional football team… Skol vikes!!!

  21. marvsleezy says: Dec 30, 2011 4:07 PM

    granadafan – I clicked the thumbs up button on your post 100 times but it only went through once, sorry.

  22. emma333 says: Dec 30, 2011 4:11 PM

    The article should say:NO BLACKOUTS in Jacksonville for TWO YEARS STRAIGHT.
    @6ball (and others) Jacksonville: we invented 4-12
    Here are some facts: Jacksonville has only lost 4 games a season one time in their existence, the inaugural year…
    1995…
    Average attendance has been 62,000.
    Empty seats shown are in the club area….fans may choose to be inside…or the BUD Zone…popular area for fans to gather.
    The tarps do not deserve an asterisk—they bring the capacity of the stadium to an average NFL size.
    At least we don’t have to give 2 for 1 tickets for a game with playoff implications!!!!!

  23. iownyou2 says: Dec 30, 2011 4:14 PM

    buckybadger says: Dec 30, 2011 3:12 PM

    Your still in the bottom of the league in attendance, like 24th in percentage. You tarp over half your stadium and still need the team to buy up tickets and you want people to eat crow?
    —————————————————–

    I hate to have to do your math but if you werent a clueless idiot who only reads what the media writes youd see that if half the seats are tarped that means without the tarps the stadium capacity would be 134,328. I think thats a bit off. ~9000 seats are tarped. I can name a few other teams that wish they did the same thing (Cincy, Tampa, Miami, Carolina, San Diego) to name a few.

  24. mortimeryoung says: Dec 30, 2011 4:17 PM

    @txndave, re your comment: “Why is it that every jags highlight this year on this site has been
    ‘Jags avoid another blackout’
    Man it must suck 2 be a jags fan.” A better question would be, why does this site continue to post predominately negative stories about Jacksonville, when other markets have worse problems (and better teams)? The Jacksonville-Indy game is one of, what, three games this year that has NO playoff implications, and it’s on TV. We have a new owner who says he’s keeping the team here and says he’s going to spend money, we have a guy who’s about to win the rushing title, we have a good D, etc., etc. We’ve also had beautiful weather here all week and my hot wife decided to join me this week with our season tickets. I hope your life is half as nice as mine is in “sucks 2 be us” Jacksonville. 🙂

  25. kiltherl says: Dec 30, 2011 4:23 PM

    Wow people really don’t like Jacksonville for those blankets in the stands lol…I’d rather take the criticism that comes without the tarps #jag fan

  26. tebowedout says: Dec 30, 2011 4:32 PM

    “Empty seats shown are in the club area….fans may choose to be inside…or the BUD Zone…popular area for fans to gather.”

    Untrue. There were empty seats as well as empty sections throughout the entire stadium for the game I went to at everbank. They might sell out the tickets but that doesn’t mean the fans are showing up.

  27. joetoronto says: Dec 30, 2011 4:36 PM

    So, between the infamous tarps and the club buying up 10’s of thousands of seats, the Jags manage to sell out.

    Wow, congratulations?

  28. mortimeryoung says: Dec 30, 2011 4:52 PM

    The tarps are only infamous because of lazy “journalism” and the club has only bought up tens of thousands of seats if you aggregate it over an entire season. As stated above, at least we didn’t have to run a two-for-one special for a team on the cusp of the playoffs! By the way, check out this site’s coverage of that team’s problems versus their Jacksonville coverage. “Bengals fans answer the call to buy tickets.” Joke.

  29. Mr. Hand says: Dec 30, 2011 4:58 PM

    I think some of these people are jealous of the folks in Jacksonville. Good weather, nice beaches, no state income tax, hot babes, no traffic, cheap homes… Crap I just depressed myself

  30. emma333 says: Dec 30, 2011 4:58 PM

    Tebowedout—if you only went to one game, then I don’t think you’re an expert to comment…yes there are empty seats, capacity is around 67,000. average attendance is 62,000. and the Bud Zone is in the non-club area and can account for some of the empty seats….
    I know Jags fans seem defensive….we just want to correct the misperception(in this perception is reality media world where headlines and articles are spun in the most negative way) ….AVERAGE ATTENDANCE IS 62,000—-There is no other way to spin that!!!!!

  31. ar1888 says: Dec 30, 2011 5:03 PM

    I think I have read this story somewhere before. Team covers 10,ooo+ seats with tarps, buys 5000+ of their own tickets up at .34 cents on the dollar to avoid blackout. Disillusion fans who say all is well with their team, and no way in Hell they will ever move away. And then brag about not having a blackout in 2 years. Unbelievable.

  32. mtheparrothead says: Dec 30, 2011 5:03 PM

    People with negative opinions about a team they supposedly can’t stand (but for some reason can’t quit talking about) and about a city they’ve probably never been to. Losers.

  33. earthtopft says: Dec 30, 2011 5:05 PM

    Whatever else you say about Jacksonville fans, at least they don’t live in Toronto. Life could be MUCH worse.

  34. morganwick says: Dec 30, 2011 5:24 PM

    Anyone who’s been paying attention to the situation knows there’s no way the Jags are moving anytime soon no matter how much Khan may secretly want to and no matter how much they may deserve it.

  35. nationalmediacansuckit says: Dec 30, 2011 5:54 PM

    @joetoronto
    A Raider fan talking about another teams blackouts. Once again your team has 87 blackouts and counting since 1995. Raiders are blackout champs. You’re a joke.

    People still talking about tarps is so funny. They all know the stadium still has 67k with tarps and 76k without, but they are only repeat their ignorance b/c they don’t know any better. The media created this national hate and misinformed info about Jax and now it’s just what all the cool kids do so everyone just follows suite. It’s actually laughable.

  36. chizums says: Dec 30, 2011 7:18 PM

    The argument that it’s not a true sellout because of the tarps is bad for 2 reasons.

    First, there’s no telling what Jacksonville’s potential is beyond 67k (the figure with tarps). For all we know, if you uncovered some seats, the Jags could fill 70k or 75k. Hell, there’s probably a few games on the schedule where they could fill the whole stadium. Keep in mind this is a 4 win team.

    Second, teams like Oakland, Buffalo, San Diego, Miami, and Tampa, to name just a few, can’t even fill 67k despite being larger cities with huge football traditions. So saying Jacksonville is worse off than those places is incorrect.

  37. akzane says: Dec 30, 2011 9:43 PM

    Wow the Jags have gone 2 years without a blackout and we still have to get a weekly Jags Blackout lifted from this site! The writers at PFT need to find a real story this is getting old after 2 years!

  38. ar1888 says: Dec 31, 2011 11:22 AM

    akzane if they are “fake” sellouts like these every game, it is news. Uncover the tarps, quit giving away tickets at 34 cents on the dollar, and then and then only will it be a true sellout.

  39. nationalmediacansuckit says: Dec 31, 2011 1:28 PM

    @ari888
    I think you care just a little too much about the Jags “fake”sellouts as you you say my friend. Riddle me this, why would they “uncover the tarps” when stadium holds 67K with them? I would love to hear your logic. Please explain.

  40. stlouis81 says: Dec 31, 2011 7:40 PM

    I think I have read this story somewhere before. Team covers 10,ooo+ seats with tarps, buys 5000+ of their own tickets up at .34 cents on the dollar to avoid blackout. Disillusion fans who say all is well with their team, and no way in Hell they will ever move away. And then brag about not having a blackout in 2 years. Unbelievable.

    ——————–

    What’s unbelievable is that you read a story and assumed it was completely true WITHOUT doing some research. Answer this then:

    1. What team has ever moved because of blackouts? Answer: NONE.

    Every team that has moved in the last 40 years has been due to stadium issues, which leads to my next question:

    2. Does Jax have a stadium issue? Answer: NO.

    3. Are they selling out? Answer: No, but then again, only a handful are really doing that. More than half of the league’s teams buy up their own tickets. This is not a Jacksonville invention, people – as much as you would love for it to be. Also keep in mind that for a team with the WORST offense in football, a losing record, and a mediocre decade, their attendance is actually impressive.

    4. The only reason Jags fans are so defensive is because their team gets bashed for things that other teams have done before and done worse. If every team that was like the Jags got this treatment, they likely won’t be complaining much. As it stands, it seems like someone with a lot of pull in the media is out to get them, and people like you simply repeat what they say or do.

  41. i10east says: Jan 1, 2012 1:31 AM

    Those damn buzzards (Nat’l media & Jax haters) are just waiting for us not to sell out a game. Don’t hold your breath PFT!!!

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