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T-post Tom
08-07-2011, 07:36 PM
2011 blackout watch begins
Posted by Mike Florio on August 7, 2011, 7:50 PM EDT

With the league’s lockout problem over, it’s time to once again focus on the NFL’s blackout problem.

The first official warning of the inability to televise a game locally comes from San Diego, where the team sent out a notice that 7,000 tickets must be sold by 5:00 p.m. PT Monday, 72 hours before kickoff of the team’s preseason opener against the Seahawks.

The game will be televised nationally by ESPN.

To move enough tickets, the Chargers are offering a two-game package — a ticket to the preseason game against the Seahawks and a ticket to the November 6 regular-season game against the Packers. “This is a way for fans to see Philip Rivers and the Chargers duel quarterback Aaron Rodgers and the defending NFL champs before the Packers game sells out,” the Chargers said in a release.

That assumes, of course, that the Packers game will otherwise sell out.

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2011/08/07/2011-blackout-watch-begins/

Guru
08-07-2011, 07:37 PM
Gotta love those Sandyeggo fans.

Bacon Cheeseburger
08-07-2011, 07:38 PM
If a game gets blacked out that no one was going to watch anyway, is it really even considered a blackout?

Guru
08-07-2011, 07:40 PM
If it gets blacked out, did it really ever happen?

T-post Tom
08-07-2011, 07:42 PM
If a game gets blacked out that no one was going to watch anyway, is it really even considered a blackout?

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CrazyPhuD
08-07-2011, 07:53 PM
Gee you'd think with such a big and critical NFL market the LA chargers would be able to sell all their tickets.

Pablo
08-07-2011, 07:57 PM
It's still beach season/Chargers fans

boogblaster
08-07-2011, 07:57 PM
it's a cry'n shame ....

Chocolate Hog
08-07-2011, 07:57 PM
The Chargers need to fix the fucking PA system in that dump stadium.

Bacon Cheeseburger
08-07-2011, 08:03 PM
The Chargers need to fix the fucking PA system in that dump stadium.
The one in Arrowhead blows ass as well.

CrazyPhuD
08-07-2011, 08:03 PM
The Chargers need to fix the fucking PA system in that dump stadium.

Why because then they might be able to drown out the chants of 'marty marty marty'?

Fruit Ninja
08-07-2011, 08:11 PM
i live far enough away from oakland that a blackout will never affect me unless my house power goes out.

KChiefs1
08-07-2011, 08:17 PM
Preseason games shouldn't count as being blacked out because they are crap games anyway.

CrazyPhuD
08-07-2011, 08:22 PM
Preseason games should have the second half blacked out anyway.

FYP

Okie_Apparition
08-07-2011, 08:30 PM
Is the blackout system even effective? As long as it's on the radio, fuck it you've priced too many fans out anyway

Bump
08-07-2011, 08:31 PM
I got NFL sunday ticket with DTV, I don't give a fuck about blackouts.

Reerun_KC
08-07-2011, 08:33 PM
Is the blackout system even effective? As long as it's on the radio, **** it you've priced too many fans out anyway

Probably because I am getting older, but I enjoy the home TV experience more than being at the game...

CrazyPhuD
08-07-2011, 08:39 PM
Probably because I am getting older, but I enjoy the home TV experience more than being at the game...

yes but unless you have small kids at home you really miss out on the stadium experience of getting pissed and puked on.

Bacon Cheeseburger
08-07-2011, 08:40 PM
I got NFL sunday ticket with DTV, I don't give a fuck about blackouts.
Blackout rules still apply if you live in the home market.

DaFace
08-07-2011, 09:19 PM
Blackout rules still apply if you live in the home market.

Yep. And NFLST doesn't cover preseason games anyway.

ChiefsNow
08-07-2011, 09:22 PM
If a game gets blacked out that no one was going to watch anyway, is it really even considered a blackout?

If the Chargers fall flat on their faces, and nobody cares, Did it make a sound?

Buck
08-07-2011, 09:51 PM
There hasn't been a Chargers home preseason game that hasn't been blacked out in 10+ years, except for one vs Dallas a couple years back.
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