The Dolphins are in the midst of yet another sluggish season. And with the even-more-sluggish Jags coming to town, it’s hardly a tempting ticket.
And yet the game will be televised locally.
The Dolphins announced on Thursday that they have “complied with the NFL requirements to allow Sunday’s game to be broadcast locally.” Though there’s no elaboration, it undoubtedly means that the team and/or its sponsors decided to write a check for all unsold tickets, at 34 cents on the dollar.
Every team handles the issue of unsold tickets different. Some teams, like the Bucs, refuse to buy the unsold tickets. Others, like the Dolphins, routinely do.
Others, like the Bills, periodically rely on a local citizen to write the check.