Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 11
  1. #1
    NodakPaul's Avatar
    NodakPaul is offline Jersey Retired
    Join Date
    Dec 1969
    Location
    West Fargo, ND
    Posts
    17,602
    Blog Entries
    1

    Games sold out for unprecedented eighth time

    Games sold out for unprecedented eighth time
    http://www.nfl.com/news/story/9758730

    (Oct. 27, 2006) -- It's unprecedented. And it's still going.

    All games of the NFL schedule for this Sunday and Monday, Oct. 29 and 30 (Week 8), have sold out in advance of the local TV blackout deadline. That means every NFL game this weekend will be televised in the home-team market for an unprecedented eighth straight week.

    Every game this season has been sold out at least 72 hours in advance and televised locally. Previously, the most sellout weekends in one season was four in 2004 and 2005.

    It will be the 21st time since the NFL blackout policy took effect in 1973 that blackouts have been lifted for all games on a single weekend. The 21 times have been once in 1998; three times in 2000; once in 2001; four times in 2002 and 2005; and eight times this season.

    The NFL blackout policy states that games sold out 72 hours prior to kickoff can be televised in the home city.
    Zeus wrote:
    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?

    =Z=

  2. #2
    Zeus's Avatar
    Zeus is offline Jersey Retired
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Minnesota.
    Posts
    23,937

    Re: Games sold out for unprecedented eighth time

    "NodakPaul" wrote:
    Games sold out for unprecedented eighth time
    http://www.nfl.com/news/story/9758730

    (Oct. 27, 2006) -- It's unprecedented. And it's still going.

    All games of the NFL schedule for this Sunday and Monday, Oct. 29 and 30 (Week 8), have sold out in advance of the local TV blackout deadline. That means every NFL game this weekend will be televised in the home-team market for an unprecedented eighth straight week.

    Every game this season has been sold out at least 72 hours in advance and televised locally. Previously, the most sellout weekends in one season was four in 2004 and 2005.

    It will be the 21st time since the NFL blackout policy took effect in 1973 that blackouts have been lifted for all games on a single weekend. The 21 times have been once in 1998; three times in 2000; once in 2001; four times in 2002 and 2005; and eight times this season.

    The NFL blackout policy states that games sold out 72 hours prior to kickoff can be televised in the home city.
    That's pretty amazing.

    =Z=

    Thanks to Josdin for the awesome sig!

  3. #3
    Bowchee is offline Rookie
    Join Date
    Dec 1969
    Posts
    52

    Re: Games sold out for unprecedented eighth time

    Hmmm... seems almost unpossible... Perhaps with the significant changes in tv coverages this season, they've also changed the definition of what "sold out" is. There's definitely a ton of money to be made in televising a game (vs. the gate receipts)... just my conspiracy theory. :-X
    "Usually the team that scores the most points is going to win it." - John Madden

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Dec 1969
    Posts
    915

    Re: Games sold out for unprecedented eighth time

    They should they play once a week, if you cant sell out, your fans suck
    You republican whore!

  5. #5
    happy camper's Avatar
    happy camper is offline Team Alumni
    Join Date
    Dec 1969
    Posts
    2,445

    Re: Games sold out for unprecedented eighth time

    I think if the Vikings ever started getting games blacked out on a regular basis, I'd probably lose interest.

    It just seems wrong to me to make your fans unable to watch the game on tv.
    "There is good and there is evil. And evil must be punished. Even in the face of Armageddon I will not compromise."

  6. #6
    Braddock's Avatar
    Braddock is offline Hall of Famer
    Join Date
    Dec 1969
    Location
    Clermont, FL
    Posts
    1,630

    Re: Games sold out for unprecedented eighth time

    "Bowchee" wrote:
    Hmmm... seems almost unpossible... Perhaps with the significant changes in tv coverages this season, they've also changed the definition of what "sold out" is. There's definitely a ton of money to be made in televising a game (vs. the gate receipts)... just my conspiracy theory. :-X
    almost, unlogical with a mix of ununderstandabiltiy. Maybe they have imreliable ticket sales data....
    Trying to bring rationale to an irrational site

  7. #7
    NodakPaul's Avatar
    NodakPaul is offline Jersey Retired
    Join Date
    Dec 1969
    Location
    West Fargo, ND
    Posts
    17,602
    Blog Entries
    1

    Re: Games sold out for unprecedented eighth time

    "happy" wrote:
    I think if the Vikings ever started getting games blacked out on a regular basis, I'd probably lose interest.

    It just seems wrong to me to make your fans unable to watch the game on tv.
    I like the policy.
    Blackouts only affect fans in the local viewing area, and the theory is more people will buy tickets if they can't watch it on TV.
    It helps keep the revenue up for the team.
    Zeus wrote:
    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?

    =Z=

  8. #8
    Zeus's Avatar
    Zeus is offline Jersey Retired
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Minnesota.
    Posts
    23,937

    Re: Games sold out for unprecedented eighth time

    "NodakPaul" wrote:
    "happy" wrote:
    I think if the Vikings ever started getting games blacked out on a regular basis, I'd probably lose interest.

    It just seems wrong to me to make your fans unable to watch the game on tv.
    I like the policy.
    Blackouts only affect fans in the local viewing area, and the theory is more people will buy tickets if they can't watch it on TV.
    It helps keep the revenue up for the team.
    From what I understand (through really good inside sources) is that if it's Tuesday and the Vikes are in danger of being blacked out, pressure is applied to local large corporations to buy blocks of tickets to guarantee the sellout.

    =Z=

    Thanks to Josdin for the awesome sig!

  9. #9
    Prophet's Avatar
    Prophet is offline Jersey Retired
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Posts
    17,388

    Re: Games sold out for unprecedented eighth time

    "AWZeus" wrote:
    From what I understand (through really good inside sources)...
    I didn't know you knew the ballboy, why don't you get us more leaks?
    Get your facts first, and then you can distort them as much as you please. Mark Twain

  10. #10
    Zeus's Avatar
    Zeus is offline Jersey Retired
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Minnesota.
    Posts
    23,937

    Re: Games sold out for unprecedented eighth time

    "Acumen" wrote:
    "AWZeus" wrote:
    From what I understand (through really good inside sources)...
    I didn't know you knew the ballboy, why don't you get us more leaks?
    I have a friend who gets man love from someone in the ticket office and this was a tidbit which was shared.

    You're a sick puppy, Professor.

    =Z=

    Thanks to Josdin for the awesome sig!

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. Phelps breaks record with eighth gold
    By ultravikingfan in forum The Clubhouse
    Replies: 41
    Last Post: 08-22-2008, 12:54 PM
  2. Eighth grader commits to USC
    By COJOMAY in forum College Ball
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 07-24-2007, 01:56 AM
  3. PFT Ten-Pack: Week one prime time games
    By Prophet in forum General NFL Discussion
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 09-13-2006, 08:29 AM
  4. Packers: Three games in prime time
    By singersp in forum General NFL Discussion
    Replies: 19
    Last Post: 04-07-2006, 08:32 PM
  5. No home games in prime time
    By smoot2boot in forum Vikings Fan Forum
    Replies: 15
    Last Post: 04-15-2005, 08:09 PM

Tags for this Thread

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •