Battle of Ohio gets blacked out in Cincy

That seven-year streak of sellouts in Cincinnati quickly has become a three-game streak of blackouts.

And counting.

Sunday’s Browns-Bengals game, a Battle of Ohio that in a round-robin tournament a certain college team headquartered in Columbus possibly would win, won’t be televised in and around Paul Brown Stadium due to lack of ticket sats.

According to Sean McClelland of the Dayton Daily News, it’s the first non-sellout of a Browns-Bengals game in a non-strike year since 1979.

We’re not sure what relevance the non-strike designation has, other than to permit the streak to extend back farther than 1987 and/or 1982.

Look for the Week 16 regular-season finale between the Chargers and Bengals also to not be a sellout, even though it will be the first non-strike game played between the two teams on the day after Christmas since the last time they played on the day after Christmas.  In a non-strike year.

19 responses to “Battle of Ohio gets blacked out in Cincy

  1. The two Ohio teams. Both wear orange. I guess because there are so many orange groves in Ohio. This game may be so de-void of highlights, it could get blacked out of the halftime shows. Man. I remember way back when, Carson Palmer was a quarterback….

  2. What is to blame for lack of ticket sales in Cincinnati? The economy? Displeasure with ownership? Lack of wins?

    It can’t be a bad fanbase. That only happens in Jacksonville, right?

  3. Who says there is no Santa Claus!!! The people in Cincy are no doubt happy that they won’t be forced to watch another bungle in the jungle! I heard TO is upset though since nobody will get to watch him drop passes and help them not win another game prior to his press conference of complaining and blaming everybody.

    Merry Christmas

  4. But I thought everyone supported their team except the Jacksonville Jaguars??? What is with all of these blackouts?? None in Jax this year! Maybe we should take all of these teams and move them to LA?????

  5. Sunday’s Browns-Bengals game, a Battle of Ohio that in a round-robin tournament a certain college team headquartered in Columbus possibly would win:

    Wow what a stupid remark. I’m a Bucks fan but for you to think any college team could beat any pro team is plain stupid! Do you not realize that the pros are the best of the best, and even the worst pro team would murder a college team? Wow what a dummy

  6. I think the Ohio State vs. Cincinnati matchup favors Cincy. Ochocinco and Owens would expose the Buckeyes corners, and the lack of a pass rush would actually benefit the Bengals because Pryor wouldn’t be forced to leave the pocket.

    Of course, the Buckeyes can score points off turnovers and the Bengals can turn it over.

    Nevermind what I said earlier, give it to the Buckeyes, 17-13.

  7. I could care less if he celebrates. But I do think it’s pretty dumb to cry about a contract, but at the same time have no problems throwing money away in fines to celebrate.

  8. How is that a state with such a proud football tradition cannot field even a mediocre football team in one of the two cities they exist?

    As a man who watched Robert Kraft transform the Patriots into an NFL juggernaut, I have seen what quality ownership can do. Mike Brown is not quality ownership. He comes off as a cheap punk wanting to share the profits other owners generate through good management.

    I am sorry for you Cincinnati.

  9. Maybe Mike Brown could become a toy puppet and/or bankroll the next liberal socialist presdient and get an ambassador position in Iceland. Only then would that team have a fighting chance to compete on a regular basis.

  10. @polamalu – stop sniffing the shampoo, put down the bong, and lay off the liquor for it is truly impacting your brain function

  11. “Curious, why are neither the Browns or Bengals candidates to move to LA?” – I dont know about the Browns, but the Bengals still have plenty of years left on their very favorable stadium lease.

    “What is to blame for lack of ticket sales in Cincinnati? The economy? Displeasure with ownership? Lack of wins? ” – I am sure the economy has some effect, but displeasure with ownership is probably the main reason.

  12. The one thing the Browns and Bengals have in common are they are both owned by guys with 0 knowledge of how to run a football team that inherited the team from guys who did. The Browns will be a good team as long as Holmgren is left to do the dirty work while Randy Lerner stays in England with his “real football club” but until they find a way to get Mike Brown out of the day to day operations of the Bengals, that team will be doomed to fail. The scary thought is that team will probably loose Marvin Lewis which means they’ll have to find someone else to babysit the ego’s Mike Brown collects for that team.

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    importantpftcomment says: Dec 17, 2010 1:28 PM

    Curious, why are neither the Browns or Bengals candidates to move to LA?
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    The Browns have one of the largest fan bases in all of sports. They sell out week in and week out despite making the playoffs only once in the last 16 years. L.A. is not a football town, so why are people trying to put a team there? They can’t even have a USC-UCLA game without stabbing each other. I hope that city falls into the Pacific.

  14. There is only one team in Ohio and everyone knows thats the Browns, we can’t help it the bunch of hillbillies from kentuck built that stadium the bungels play in on the wrong side of the river. Everything else is on the Ky. side the airport, the restraunts, and the mall oh yeah the fans too!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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