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    Another Blackout On The Horizon

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    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The Jacksonville Jaguars didn't even bother requesting a deadline extension for this one.

    The Jaguars announced Thursday that their game against Atlanta on Sunday will be blacked out, the first for the franchise since it covered up nearly 10,000 seats to lower Jacksonville Municipal Stadium's capacity to 67,164.

    The Jags faced a similar situation last week before the opener against Tennessee, but they received a ticket sales extension from the NFL and sold about 1,500 tickets in two days to have the blackout lifted.

    There were about 4,000 tickets remaining Thursday, so there was little need to request an extension.

    The game will not be televised in Jacksonville and secondary markets that include Orlando, Gainesville, Daytona Beach and Savannah, Ga.

    It marks Jacksonville's first blackout since 2004. The Jaguars blacked out 12 of 16 home games in 2003 and 2004 before covering up seats to reduce stadium capacity and lower ticket sales requirements.
    Whats with all the blackouts lately?
    And jacksonville won 12 games in 05!

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    Re: Another Blackout On The Horizon

    Detroit is facing a blackout too.
    I don't know if they requested an extension or not.
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    When are you going to realize that picking out the 20 bad throws this year and ignoring the 300 good ones does not make your point?

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    WDFN reported that the NFL gave the Lions an extra 24 hours (4pm FRI) to sell about 2000 tickets in order to lift sunday's local blackout...
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    When are you going to realize that picking out the 20 bad throws this year and ignoring the 300 good ones does not make your point?

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    Re: Another Blackout On The Horizon

    I've always sorta wondered why they started an NFL team in Jacksonville, FLA. Their Population is only 794,555 (Twin cities' is 2,367,204) and it's not a huge television market. They would need a little under 10% of the cities population to show up to avoid a blackout. I have a feeling this franchise isn't going to be around much longer.
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    Re: Another Blackout On The Horizon

    It marks Jacksonville's first blackout since 2004. The Jaguars blacked out 12 of 16 home games in 2003 and 2004 before covering up seats to reduce stadium capacity and lower ticket sales requirements.
    If any team needs to move to LA, it is a team like this.
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    Re: Another Blackout On The Horizon

    "NodakPaul" wrote:
    It marks Jacksonville's first blackout since 2004. The Jaguars blacked out 12 of 16 home games in 2003 and 2004 before covering up seats to reduce stadium capacity and lower ticket sales requirements.
    If any team needs to move to LA, it is a team like this.
    Don't forget... The "Governator" says he wants 2 NFL teams in the LA area.
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    Re: Another Blackout On The Horizon

    "NodakPaul" wrote:
    It marks Jacksonville's first blackout since 2004. The Jaguars blacked out 12 of 16 home games in 2003 and 2004 before covering up seats to reduce stadium capacity and lower ticket sales requirements.
    If any team needs to move to LA, it is a team like this.
    Agree 100%

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    Re: Another Blackout On The Horizon

    "NodakPaul" wrote:
    It marks Jacksonville's first blackout since 2004. The Jaguars blacked out 12 of 16 home games in 2003 and 2004 before covering up seats to reduce stadium capacity and lower ticket sales requirements.
    If any team needs to move to LA, it is a team like this.
    True, but the Vikings sellout streak would have ended last year if we had 77,164 seats.
    I'm surprised they built a stadium with that many seats in a low market area.
    Maybe the stadium existed before the franchise.

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    Re: Another Blackout On The Horizon

    "BloodyHorns82" wrote:
    "NodakPaul" wrote:
    It marks Jacksonville's first blackout since 2004. The Jaguars blacked out 12 of 16 home games in 2003 and 2004 before covering up seats to reduce stadium capacity and lower ticket sales requirements.
    If any team needs to move to LA, it is a team like this.
    True, but the Vikings sellout streak would have ended last year if we had 77,164 seats.
    I'm surprised they built a stadium with that many seats in a low market area.
    Maybe the stadium existed before the franchise.
    Like I said, thats 10% of their population. Poor planning.
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    "BloodyHorns82" wrote:
    "NodakPaul" wrote:
    It marks Jacksonville's first blackout since 2004. The Jaguars blacked out 12 of 16 home games in 2003 and 2004 before covering up seats to reduce stadium capacity and lower ticket sales requirements.
    If any team needs to move to LA, it is a team like this.
    True, but the Vikings sellout streak would have ended last year if we had 77,164 seats.
    I'm surprised they built a stadium with that many seats in a low market area.
    Maybe the stadium existed before the franchise.
    Like I said, thats 10% of their population. Poor planning.
    Not only that, but the state already had two football teams, and not too terribly far from Atlanta.

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