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Rams announce that Thursday night’s game will be televised locally

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The Rams typically don’t talk much about their success, or lack thereof, when it comes to selling tickets.  Before the season, the Rams declined to specify whether or to what extent they took advantage of the rule that allows teams to sell as few as 85 percent of the non-premium tickets in order to lift the local blackout.

During the season, the Rams aren’t saying much about when and if their games will be blacked out.

On Tuesday, the Rams announced that Thursday night’s home game against the Cardinals, who used to call St. Louis home, will be televised locally.  The announcement comes a day after the Rams reportedly sought and received an extension of the 72-hour deadline for selling all non-premium tickets.

For some teams, it’s a tall order to sell out a Thursday night home game that follows a Sunday home game.  This year, 10 franchises will be required to play two home games in five days:  Ravens, Jaguars, Raiders, Panthers, Cowboys, Lions, Packers, Vikings, Rams, and 49ers.

For the Rams, a blackout didn’t happen, for either game.  It’s still not known whether the blackouts were lifted by selling 85 percent of the non-premium tickets, 100 percent of them, or something in between.

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16 Responses to “Rams announce that Thursday night’s game will be televised locally”
  1. cali49er707 says: Oct 2, 2012 9:18 PM

    Go Rams!!!!!!!!!

  2. silvestregonzalez74 says: Oct 2, 2012 9:21 PM

    locals better take advantge and watch the game,because in less than 3 years.the rams will be back home in la were they belong!

  3. hatesycophants says: Oct 2, 2012 9:30 PM

    Why is a Rams game being televised at all?

  4. rangers84 says: Oct 2, 2012 9:35 PM

    Let’s just hope they can come to a lease agreement.

    Rams have some very loyal fans, even if it is a ‘baseball town’

  5. steelers4385 says: Oct 2, 2012 10:00 PM

    Hate em both!!

  6. true9erfan66 says: Oct 2, 2012 10:00 PM

    Sad, fans need to be fans or not it’s that simple. For instance the last 7 years the 9ers were terriable. But we are true fans who support are team. Though good and bad times. We still never got a blackout though those god awful 7 years. Just funny how teams fans really are not fans. Wait till rams start wining again if they do than there will be 100 comments on how are the fans have been there and there team is great. I just find it funny.

  7. iced107 says: Oct 2, 2012 10:22 PM

    It’s kinda funny.

    Early in the season, this probably looked like a terrible game to most people.. With the Cards 4-0, the Rams 2-2, and the NFC looking like one of the tougher division (they actually lead all conferences in wins), suddenly this game has some added value for more than just the fans of each team.

  8. notthathand says: Oct 2, 2012 10:22 PM

    This game should be all D. The Rams’ ace rookie kicker will be the difference.

  9. iced107 says: Oct 2, 2012 10:22 PM

    NFC West*

  10. computojon says: Oct 2, 2012 10:33 PM

    Jeff Fisher put a football on a tee outside Goodell’s front window and told him that if the league didn’t grant an extension, Greg the Leg was going to kick it. Roger caved immediately.

  11. realfann says: Oct 2, 2012 11:23 PM

    Playing 2 games in 5 days is in no way conducive to player safety or good football.

    There is absolutely no reason why Thursday night games cannot be scheduled for teams the week after their bye to avoid this travesty.

    C’mon Roger, do something to help improve football. You owe us after the refereeing debacle you dumped on us.

  12. mizzouram says: Oct 2, 2012 11:24 PM

    true9erfan66- you haven’t been through anything like 15-65

  13. mbranson85 says: Oct 2, 2012 11:27 PM

    I have been a rams fan since I was 6 and will, even when Marc bugler sucked, I bought Sunday straight for 11 years and watched us lose every season!! My family has been fans since 1969 and will always be a fan. All I can say we are good now and we improve each week so go rams!!!!

  14. csviafw says: Oct 3, 2012 12:15 AM

    The fans in STL will see plenty of games… When the Rams are in LA. Too bad the people in that dirt town (STL) don’t support their team. It’s like a good woman. If you don’t love and appreciate them, someone else will. Have fun with your arch and crappy beer STL.

  15. thermalito says: Oct 3, 2012 3:11 AM

    St. Louis is pathetic, the Rams should just go back to LA where they belong. They are drawing as bad now as they did the last 5 years they were in Anaheim and Georgia was shopping the team to the highest bidder.

  16. crisper57 says: Oct 3, 2012 12:40 PM

    Thanks to the loyal Cardinal fans for invading and helping to avoid the blackout.

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