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Browns: No regular season games will be blacked out

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All eight of the Browns’ 2014 regular season games at Cleveland’s First Energy Stadium will be shown on local television, the club said Tuesday.

According to the team, the Browns sold enough single-game tickets Tuesday to ensure that none of their home games would be in danger of being blacked out, or taken off local TV because the club hadn’t sold the requisite number of tickets, per NFL rules.

The Browns, who have not made the playoffs since 2002, have drawn considerable attention after the addition of rookie quarterback Johnny Manziel. The club also has five veteran players who made the Pro Bowl a season ago.

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37 Responses to “Browns: No regular season games will be blacked out”
  1. 4thquartermagic says: Aug 12, 2014 6:53 PM

    But they will be “Browned out”.

    Which means they will be blown out in the majority of their games.

  2. thegreatgabbert says: Aug 12, 2014 6:59 PM

    Then, lo, Johnny came upon a dark and forsaken place. But he said, “Let there be television lights.”………… and there were television lights.

  3. slugbaitspace says: Aug 12, 2014 6:59 PM

    So, several weeks before the season officially begins, we are already assured of no blackouts for either the Brown or the Bucs.

    Waiting on the Raiders for the trifecta…

  4. riders008 says: Aug 12, 2014 7:12 PM

    Browns have not had a blackout since 1996…..
    No news here ..thanks anyways

  5. seasickcecil says: Aug 12, 2014 7:13 PM

    Their hasn’t been a gamed blacked out since they returned in 1999.

  6. fairhooker43 says: Aug 12, 2014 7:14 PM

    Like who cares! When was the last time the Browns were blackout?

  7. kosar19xx says: Aug 12, 2014 7:19 PM

    You can say the team sucks. Fine. We know. You can trash our QBs. We know they suck. But dont imply the fans suck. We support our team every season. Unlike a few other fan bases. coughcoughBengalscoughcough

  8. jdog5428 says: Aug 12, 2014 7:22 PM

    Why wouldn’t they be? They were awesome…in the 60’s…

  9. floratiotime says: Aug 12, 2014 7:24 PM

    Great, now I can watch every minute of every Browns game … said no one.

  10. blueballzny says: Aug 12, 2014 7:31 PM

    Who wins in a fight: Manziel or Tebow?

  11. noburghfan says: Aug 12, 2014 7:50 PM

    That’s a tough question !

  12. Kelly's Chronicles says: Aug 12, 2014 8:00 PM

    My condolences to the Browns fans….. Keep your chin up…

  13. bucsorbust says: Aug 12, 2014 8:14 PM

    Great…now it’s gonna be a Living Room of Sadness

  14. benwaballs11 says: Aug 12, 2014 8:18 PM

    According to the team, the Browns sold enough single-game tickets Tuesday to ensure that none of their home games would be in danger of being blacked out, or taken off local TV because the club hadn’t sold the requisite number of tickets, per NFL rules.

    Edited for clarity: No Browns’ home games will be blacked out.

  15. borisbulldog says: Aug 12, 2014 8:19 PM

    My condolences to the Browns fans….. Keep your chin up

    ———————————————-

    Maybe you Bills fans need to do the same!

    Oh well, Toronto is only a 6 pack drive away!

  16. borisbulldog says: Aug 12, 2014 8:19 PM

    Funny how the BunGals couldn’t sell out a play-off game!

  17. stoolerz says: Aug 12, 2014 8:23 PM

    I think Tebow has a foot on moneyman-so I say Tebow

  18. Marshawn Lunch says: Aug 12, 2014 8:29 PM

    Then, lo, Johnny came upon a dark and forsaken place. But he said, “Let there be television lights.”………… and there were television lights.
    —-
    Then, lo, light issued forth from the depths of the dark and forsaken place. And God said it was good. And it was good. …But then football fans saw the myriad crawly things- those horrid Browns- and quickethly thouest turneth off-ed the T.V.

    Verily, THAT was close. We almost had to endure a broadcast of a Browns game!

  19. mrfrostyj says: Aug 12, 2014 8:49 PM

    That’s not news since the Browns are never blacked out (for you bandwagon fans the Browns are those guys with shirts like Manziel).

    Unfortunately for the rest of the league NFL Network and Sportscenter have already announced blackouts of covering any team that are not playing Cleveland and have only guaranteed that for those that do play the Browns they would only show those teams logos but are not in anyway obligated to show them playing.

    Also the networks have reached an agreement with the NFL that the Cleveland Manziels cannot be mathematically eliminated from the playoffs until AFTER the wildcard round starts that way they can get that extra month of talking about him for ratings purposes.

  20. supermadelf says: Aug 12, 2014 9:00 PM

    I’m 46 years old. I’ve been a fan of the Browns from the moment I was old enough to fall in love with football, which just happened to be the Kardiac Era. But, it wasn’t until Bernie and the Pound defined the modern vernacular of the game that I felt like it was my team, our fight, our day. Almost all of the heartbreak has been a part of my whole life. And having said that, I’ll say this: no matter how great a trade the Bills gave us, no matter how high it could be in next year’s draft, the most depressing thing I’ve experienced as a Browns fan is seeing any one of us root against you Bills. How can any real fan laugh about having your “Team” ripped away?

  21. logicaldawg says: Aug 12, 2014 9:21 PM

    Best fans on earth. No blackouts since the rebirth. Unconditional love for the team that is part of us, regardless of the record. They let the old Browns leave Cleveland, but Cleveland never left the Browns, which is why the team in Baltimore was not allowed to have our name, our colors, our history. Our glory time is coming again and we will all be there to enjoy it together.

    Watch and learn, Bengal fans. Watch and learn.

  22. steelcurtainn says: Aug 12, 2014 9:44 PM

    There will be a blackout opening day. It’ll be Manziel wondering what hit him as lays on Heinz Field.

  23. johnnyb1976 says: Aug 12, 2014 9:48 PM

    Way to spend your money wisely losers lol.

  24. rcali says: Aug 12, 2014 10:02 PM

    Dear “Cleveland NFL Team” Management,
    You’re welcome,
    Johnny Football.

  25. oldcracker says: Aug 12, 2014 10:30 PM

    Jaguar fans – Khan and his Front Office should come to Cleveland for some lessons in building and marketing an NFL team without involving NASCAR, cabana boys, a top 5 country concert, minor league soccer teams, Jeruh’s scoreboard, or selling out half of the “home” games in London.

  26. nickinneohio says: Aug 12, 2014 10:49 PM

    Networks will be flexing Browns into prime time as soon a Johnny is the starter. The mania is unbelievable. Thats why he was passed over 20 times. Owners and GMs alike will rue the day they said “I don’t want that circus”

  27. 216orangeandbrown says: Aug 12, 2014 10:50 PM

    Cleveland Manziels.

  28. balsagna says: Aug 12, 2014 11:05 PM

    Hey bloggers, why not report when the browns have a blackout…because that would actually be news. We are real fans.

  29. coloradofort says: Aug 12, 2014 11:16 PM

    Judging by the number of penalty flags thrown this weekend that’s not good news…..

  30. thetooloftools says: Aug 12, 2014 11:59 PM

    when exactly was the last time a Browns game was blacked out ?

  31. jagsfanugh says: Aug 13, 2014 12:25 AM

    Blackout rules are so 20th century. Grats anyways.

  32. 941bucs says: Aug 13, 2014 12:29 AM

    With the popularity of the NFL continuing to rise anually, blackouts will soon be a thing of the past

  33. bengalskuta82 says: Aug 13, 2014 6:26 AM

    The 2014 Champs of the AFC North Basement.LOL!!
    They have been consistent in keeping that title. Credit to them. Lol

  34. denverdude7 says: Aug 13, 2014 8:23 AM

    Then, lo, Johnny came upon a dark and forsaken place. But he said, “Let there be television lights.”………… and there were television lights.

    Johnny then said; Lo, those television are very bright and expose my sins for all to see. I do not like the lights, be gone with them.

    Godell then spoke in a thunderous voice… “Be gone with you as well Johnny.” “You have failed my numerous tests and I must banish you from the league.”

    Unless you lawyer up then we’ll talk about it. Okay?

  35. PokeSalad says: Aug 13, 2014 8:57 AM

    This comes as no surprise to anyone following the Johnny Football story…..this dude is MONEY

  36. logicaldawg says: Aug 13, 2014 12:22 PM

    JFF did not tip the scale regarding blackouts. Browns fans are loyal regardless of who is under center. That is why we are the best fans on the planet. Other teams’ fans could learn a lot about being good fans by observing the rock solid Browns fan base.

  37. excessivedrinking says: Aug 13, 2014 7:22 PM

    Browns fans don’t realize how silly they look. The team has sucked forever, and it took the owner escaping to Baltimore to bring success. Everyone, except for Browns fans knows this.

    Just a couple of quick facts.

    The new Browns have lost at least ten games in 10 of the last 11 years, and have never won a playoff game in fifteen dismal seasons. They are not only the perennial doormat, but are also the perennial laughing stock.

    The old Browns, which are now the Ravens, never even made it to a Super Bowl, despite being in the league for all those years. Their best players ever beat his wife, and most Browns fans this that he was just misunderstood.

    Browns fans somehow now don’t like the Ravens, but like the new Browns. At least they should be used to watching other teams in January.

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