Apparently in a terrible economy, it’s difficult to find people who want to buy tickets to see a football game between two terrible teams.
And that means Sunday’s game between the 1-8 Lions and 1-8 Browns at Ford Field in Detroit has failed to sell out, so it will be blacked out on local television.
The blackout affects not only Lions fans but also a healthy number of Browns fans in Northern Ohio who won’t be able to watch. When games are blacked out in Detroit, they can’t be shown by the Toledo affiliate either.
This is the third time in five home games that the Lions have failed to sell out, and they might go for a fourth on Thanksgiving: The team says that game hasn’t sold out yet, either, although there’s no word on how many more tickets the team needs to sell to avoid a blackout in that game.