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Last week, the Chargers became the first team to have a home game blacked out during the 2013 regular season.

This week, with the Giants and the quarterback who doesn’t remember why he didn’t want to come to town coming to town, there’s still a chance the blackout will be lifted.

The Chargers have announced that a 24-hour extension has been obtained to sell more than 3,000 non-premium tickets.

Typically, an extension is granted only if the team already has guaranteed that the excess tickets will be purchased at 34 cents on the dollar.  We’ll find out on Friday whether that trend holds again.

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34 Responses to “Chargers get extension to sell out Giants game”
  1. johnnyjagfan says: Dec 5, 2013 6:21 PM

    Looks like that Chargers fans are doing an Eli impression: they don’t want be there, either!

  2. dccowboy says: Dec 5, 2013 6:26 PM

    LOL, maybe the Chargers fans don’t remember why they want to be in San Diego either.

  3. thestrategyexpert says: Dec 5, 2013 6:30 PM

    They should get to start with 3 extra points to make up for a game they lost earlier in the season due to bad officiating.

    I think it’s going to suck if the Chargers miss the playoffs by one game. They won 6 so far, but the accounting still only reflects 5. Something is still not right.

    But I didn’t intend to bring this up anyhow, I thought I was here to complain about something with the Lions. Where am I? I’m blinded by all this whiteness; I can’t see!!

  4. humb0lt says: Dec 5, 2013 6:52 PM

    NFL tickets cost too much for the average family to afford. It will set you back $466 to take a family of four to a Chargers game. When you live in Southern California, and can take your kids to Disneyland for $300 for a day or go to an NFL game at a cost of $450+, what are you going too choose? Chargers fans are simply out in front of a looming fan revolt against the cost of tickets.

  5. bigbluwreckincrew83 says: Dec 5, 2013 7:04 PM

    Ahhhh now Eli remembers why

  6. gromit45 says: Dec 5, 2013 7:11 PM

    Please be blacked out so I can watch the Seahawks vs. 49ers instead.

  7. doctorrustbelt says: Dec 5, 2013 7:21 PM

    San Diego Weather Forecast For Sunday December 8th:

    Sunny – 58 degrees

    Nice football weather (for the California)… but… better fishing weather if living in San Diego.

  8. JSpicoli says: Dec 5, 2013 7:58 PM

    What is sadder than a Charger fan?

  9. quentinsands says: Dec 5, 2013 7:59 PM

    It’s the Curse of Schottenheimer. This is what you get for firing a coach after a 41-2 season.

    Decades from now, fans of the Los Angeles Chargers will look back on this decision as the moment the endless curse began.

  10. raiderapologist says: Dec 5, 2013 8:06 PM

    humb0lt says: Dec 5, 2013 6:52 PM

    NFL tickets cost too much for the average family to afford. It will set you back $466 to take a family of four to a Chargers game. When you live in Southern California, and can take your kids to Disneyland for $300 for a day or go to an NFL game at a cost of $450+, what are you going too choose? Chargers fans are simply out in front of a looming fan revolt against the cost of tickets.
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    When you collect cans for a living, buying tickets for yourself, your second cousin, and her two kids is just not money well spent.

  11. robgilman says: Dec 5, 2013 8:07 PM

    humb0lt says:
    Dec 5, 2013 6:52 PM
    NFL tickets cost too much for the average family to afford. It will set you back $466 to take a family of four to a Chargers game. When you live in Southern California, and can take your kids to Disneyland for $300 for a day or go to an NFL game at a cost of $450+, what are you going too choose? Chargers fans are simply out in front of a looming fan revolt against the cost of tickets.
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    Classic Charger fan post! Haha, yeah guys why go to the game when SeaWorld is open!

    C’mon Giants fans, I know it’s a bad year but you can make it out to the game. I just checked Craigslist and you can get decent seats for 50 bucks

  12. rohlo says: Dec 5, 2013 8:11 PM

    it is funny people wanna bash chargers fans,but yet lost in all this is that quallcomm holds 71.000 + people as where the average nfl stadium nowadays holds 65-66,000 people… the chargers are selling at or above the average nfl attendance ,but the extra capacity at quallcomm hurts them. keep in mind san diego is one of 4 teams that implement the 85% rule and no there are no tarps in their stadium like in jacksonville and oakland..

    it also cracks me up of people from back east saying chargers fans are horrible.. look we are not talkign about 40,000 people at a nfl game here. it is right now 69,000 seats sold for sundays game which is well above the nfl average! drive around san diego and 1 of every 2 cqrs has a charegrs bolts sticker on it and people wearign chargers gear and sd gear year round.. the chargers PR dept has burned some bridges last few years and alot of the sd fans support the “team” 100 % but are tryign to make a point to the spanos family that they are not gonna give them their money till some things change. san diego is still the chargers largest fanbase.. if anything chargers fans should be applauded for standing up to the ownership and showing them losign and excuses like norv turner wont be accepted.they finally fired aj smith and norv ,now the spanos family who is askign for a billion dollar stadium need to make concessions in certain areas…

    still people there are 69,000 tickets sold for this game…that would be over capacity in half the nfl stadiums in the league!!!!!! its not san diegans fault the stadium holds 71,000 + people right now…

  13. ralphwilsonisrich says: Dec 5, 2013 8:12 PM

    Sick of hearing from friends out there there is so much to do out there besides football

  14. rohlo says: Dec 5, 2013 8:15 PM

    Dec 5, 2013 7:59 PM
    It’s the Curse of Schottenheimer. This is what you get for firing a coach after a 41-2 season.

    Decades from now, fans of the Los Angeles Chargers will look back on this decision as the moment the endless curse began.

    ———————————————

    do some homework before you post somethign that really isnt true…. 06 chargers go 14-2 oc cameron is hired as dolphins head coach dc wade phillips is hired as dallas head coach… marty wanted to bring in his son as oc and aj smith said no.. marty had one year left on his contract thus hiring two new coordinators would make marty a lmae duck head coach… the chargers offered schottenheimer a contract extension of 2 years and marty declined because they wouldnt let him hire his son.. thus he was bought out..they didnt just up and fire him..they offered him a contract extension and schottenheimer declined it!!! get your facts straight before you post!!!

  15. rohlo says: Dec 5, 2013 8:19 PM

    Dec 5, 2013 7:59 PM
    It’s the Curse of Schottenheimer. This is what you get for firing a coach after a 41-2 season.

    Decades from now, fans of the Los Angeles Chargers will look back on this decision as the moment the endless curse began.

    ————————

    also i wouldnt call anythign a curse with schottenheimer.. he was cursed himself with never being able to win playoff games… no damn curse the following year the chargers led by norvell turner played i nthe afc championship game..something marty couldnt do !!

  16. donchacho says: Dec 5, 2013 8:26 PM

    I don’t get why sd fans are criticized because they don’t wanna get gauged by ridiculous ticket prices and insane food prices. I rather be a “lousy” fan who doesn’t “support” the team than an idiot. These teams make more than enough money from tv deals they don’t need to rip us off at the gate and then punish us by blacking out the game on tv.

  17. desertrace21 says: Dec 5, 2013 9:07 PM

    it is funny people wanna bash chargers fans,but yet lost in all this is that quallcomm holds 71.000 + people as where the average nfl stadium nowadays holds 65-66,000 people… the chargers are selling at or above the average nfl attendance ,but the extra capacity at quallcomm hurts them. keep in mind san diego is one of 4 teams that implement the 85% rule and no there are no tarps in their stadium like in jacksonville and oakland..

    it also cracks me up of people from back east saying chargers fans are horrible.. look we are not talkign about 40,000 people at a nfl game here. it is right now 69,000 seats sold for sundays game which is well above the nfl average! drive around san diego and 1 of every 2 cqrs has a charegrs bolts sticker on it and people wearign chargers gear and sd gear year round.. the chargers PR dept has burned some bridges last few years and alot of the sd fans support the “team” 100 % but are tryign to make a point to the spanos family that they are not gonna give them their money till some things change. san diego is still the chargers largest fanbase.. if anything chargers fans should be applauded for standing up to the ownership and showing them losign and excuses like norv turner wont be accepted.they finally fired aj smith and norv ,now the spanos family who is askign for a billion dollar stadium need to make concessions in certain areas…

    still people there are 69,000 tickets sold for this game…that would be over capacity in half the nfl stadiums in the league!!!!!! its not san diegans fault the stadium holds 71,000 + people right now…

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    This is not entirely the truth.. A TV sell out is only non premium seats.. I am not sure how many that is at The Murph or The Q I mean vs everywhere else.. But obviously a Charger fan trying to defend the blackout threats every year.. I live in SD, and I am just glad they no longer show a blue screen and take football entirely away from us when the road team can’t sell out the stadium. I hate the rule, but it is ownership’s fault for not tarping off seats when they knew they would be rebuilding and have a hard time putting fairweather butts in chairs.

  18. web619 says: Dec 5, 2013 9:19 PM

    They don’t implement the 85% threshold for selling tickets, but yes Qualcomm is one of the larger stadiums in the NFL when it comes to seating capacity because it was built as a multipurpose stadium and expanded for the super bowl. Finally It is well known that Marty and AJ did not get along (AJ was known for having poor relationships with many people and media. He would do like one interview a year in the Darren Smith show) and when he wanted to bring his son is that was the final straw for AJ. The Lord Of No Rings made some good picks early on but has now set us back a few years.

  19. bigbluefan1 says: Dec 5, 2013 9:21 PM

    Love hearing the silly talk from chargers fans our stadium is too big. Funny Metlife holds 85,000 plus and the word black out is never used for a Giants game at home.

    No wonder Eli wanted no part of that team no fan base poor management.

    Archie and Eli made the right move Eli is on his way to the HOF and the Chargers are on there way out of SD.

    As a season ticket holder that spends more then $500.00 per game I am glad we got
    Eli and not rivers

    We belive in Eli

  20. hawkforlife says: Dec 5, 2013 9:33 PM

    As a football fan I really miss Dan Fouts. I’d tune in to watch him and Air Coryell any day. I know, I’m old but they were great.

  21. badmude says: Dec 5, 2013 9:34 PM

    Why is there a deadline when they always give extensions?

  22. coachglove says: Dec 5, 2013 9:36 PM

    1) there is a lot more to do out here in December. It’s a function of the weather.

    2) I seriously call shenanigans on anyone who says 1 in 2 people down here are Chargers fans. As for car decorations it’s MAYBE as high as 1 in 10.

    3) SD is a city of transplants. Many many people here are from other cities. Part of that is a function of it being a fantastic city and part is because 20+% of the job base is related to the military.

    4) And hell no, not a Charger fan. I criticize my friends for being bandwagon fans all the time. But many of the points mentioned here are quite true.

  23. abninf says: Dec 5, 2013 9:51 PM

    If they were playing Dallas the game would have been sold out weeks ago. America’s Team is the most popular team by far.

  24. tolan04 says: Dec 5, 2013 11:57 PM

    People like to get on bills fans. Let’s see since 1999 bills have 1 winning season 0 playoff appearances. Chargers have 5 playoff appearances alone since then.

  25. bigdaddystyle says: Dec 6, 2013 12:02 AM

    The Chargers are middle of the pack on Stadium Capacity. (15th highest-not including standing room)

    So blaming the size of the venue is not a great reason why they are getting blacked out.

    Cost…I agree. Ticket prices are high all over, but that is the market. Unfortunately the bottom line matters the most these days.

  26. xgarcia22 says: Dec 6, 2013 12:15 AM

    Chargers fans love to make excuses for why they don’t go to the games. The answer is simple; they are the biggest fair weather fans in the league. They didn’t have this problem back in the day when Tomlinson was winning games for them. Now that they suck and haven’t been to the playoffs since 2009, they make lame excuses on how they can’t afford to go to the games because they would rather be at Disneyland. Pathetic fanbase.

  27. riverhorsey says: Dec 6, 2013 12:49 AM

    rohlo says: Dec 5, 2013 8:15 PM

    … marty wanted to bring in his son as oc and aj smith said no..
    —————————————————————

    AJ Smith should if been fired on the spot. You don’t mess with a 14-2 coach.

  28. sdbolts says: Dec 6, 2013 1:14 AM

    JSpicoli says:
    Dec 5, 2013 7:58 PM
    What is sadder than a Charger fan?
    ———————————-

    A Raider fan.

  29. joetoronto says: Dec 6, 2013 5:09 AM

    Just move baby!

  30. justintuckrule says: Dec 6, 2013 9:24 AM

    Didn’t realize charger fans were so whiny. I just bought 4 tickets, a flight and hotel to sd for cheaper than it cost me to go to giants game last week.

  31. bur622 says: Dec 6, 2013 11:07 AM

    If you were lucky enough to live in SD….you’d probably have something better to do too? Beach, Snowboarding, Desert, and much more. Don’t be a hater!!! If I lived east and had no life….I probably go watch Rivers too. Haters!

  32. rohlo says: Dec 6, 2013 4:07 PM

    joetoronto says:
    Dec 6, 2013 5:09 AM
    Just move baby!

    ——–

    your oakland raiturds will be moving to LA before the chargers were to ever move!!!! (mayflower trucks honking horn leaving the bay area)

    raiders and rams in LA by 2016

  33. rohlo says: Dec 6, 2013 4:10 PM

    joetoronto says:
    Dec 6, 2013 5:09 AM
    Just move baby!

    ———

    says the guys who team has to put tarps up in there stadium to reduce capacity to sell out games and they still have a hard time at that!!!

  34. rohlo says: Dec 6, 2013 4:15 PM

    bigbluefan1 says:
    Dec 5, 2013 9:21 PM
    Love hearing the silly talk from chargers fans our stadium is too big. Funny Metlife holds 85,000 plus and the word black out is never used for a Giants game at home.

    No wonder Eli wanted no part of that team no fan base poor management.

    Archie and Eli made the right move Eli is on his way to the HOF and the Chargers are on there way out of SD.

    As a season ticket holder that spends more then $500.00 per game I am glad we got
    Eli and not rivers

    We belive in Eli

    ——–

    i dont think the city of san diego is why eli didnt want to come to play for the chargers idiot…i think it was the spanos family and his family wanted him in a big market for the marketability and the $$$$$ from endorsemnets… the city of san diego had nothing to do with it,thats why there are so many new yorkers who have moved here to flee the hgorrible winters.. san diego is transplant city USA… a county of san diego pop is basically 4 million people and prob close to half of it arent from san diego..

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