Late last month, a visit by the playoff-contending Bengals to San Diego wasn’t enough to allow a local TV broadcast of the game. With 5,300 tickets unsold, it became the first and only blackout of the season.
With the Chargers even closer to elimination and the Raiders already there, a mere 1,300 non-premium tickets are unsold for Sunday’s game.
The Chargers have secured a 24-hour extension of the deadline for selling the remaining tickets. Which likely means that the Chargers have secured a commitment to purchase any leftovers at 34 cents on the dollar.
Which makes the sense of urgency created by the extension even less realistic than, well, you know.