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Chargers get 24 hr extension for MNF

Discussion in 'Chargers Fan Forum' started by Blue Bolt, Oct 11, 2013.

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    Chargers-Colts Game Gets 24-hour Extension to Lift Blackout

    The San Diego Chargers received a 24-hour extension to sell enough tickets to lift the local television blackout of Monday night’s game between the Chargers and Indianapolis Colts at Qualcomm Stadium. The game kicks off at 5:40 p.m. PT. The team has until 5:40 p.m. PT Saturday to sell nearly 9,000 general tickets. Several hundred Club seats – some of the best seats in the stadium – also are available.

    Tickets may be purchased by logging onto www.CHARGERS.com, calling Ticketmaster at 1-800-745-3000 or visiting the Chargers Ticket Office located at Gate C at Qualcomm Stadium. The Chargers’ ticket office is open Saturday and Sunday from 10-4 p.m.

    If the blackout is lifted, the game will be telecast nationally by ESPN and also seen in San Diego on KUSI-TV, Channel 9. Mike Tirico and Jon Gruden will call the action and Lisa Salters will report from the sidelines.
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    Sounds like a deal with some sponsors is about to happen.
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    Most likely...... no way they sell all those the "old fashioned" way. ;)
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    You mean by the other teams fans buying all the tickets, right?
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    ^^^ I made that suggestion already, and so far only 5 people living near South Bend want to take that bus trip... Only 8,995 more to go.
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    What NFL fans should be asking is how can a non-profit organization, yes the NFL is a non-profit organization (pays zero taxes on the Billion plus dollars they take in) establish a policy where tax paying citizens who subsidize them are told they cannot see a game unless all of the tickets are sold.
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    Update:

    Michael Gehlken ‏@UTgehlken2h
    Expectation is Chargers will have MNF blackout lifted. Final decision to be announced in coming hours.

    Perhaps Dean-o really will bust out the checkbook unless an outside sponsor does the deed.

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    Michael Gehlken ‏@UTgehlken3m
    Chargers blackout has been lifted. Monday Night Football game vs. Colts will be broadcast locally.
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    While, as a libertarian, I'm certainly not going to give a blanket defense to all of the NFL's financial practices...

    your post seems informative, but actually kind of misrepresents both the letter of the law, and the spirit of it.

    The NFL (despite a lot of [most often liberal] websites claiming it's a "non-profit") is actually a not-for-profit entity,
    as defined by the IRS code 501(c)(6) which exempts:
    "business leagues, chambers of commerce, real estate boards, boards of trade, or professional football leagues..."

    The NFL is absolutely not claiming to be set up to deliver hot meals to your shut-in grandma or save the redwoods,
    they are very clear about existing to generate revenue. The actual entity "NFL" though, is more like a trade
    organization for 32 for-profit corporations, which together pay lots of federal taxes on the billion + dollars they take in.

    Any attempt to additionally tax "the league" instead of just the 32 franchises (as the clueless junior senator from Oklahoma--Tom Coburn--keeps trying to do) will fail, since the NFL's business arrangement (and most say that "the league" already operates in the red) could be easily shifted so that the "NFL" always showed a loss in its dealings with the 32 clubs, and thus would have zero revenue to tax.

    I do have issues with the NFL's blackout policy, but this meme that the billions made by pro football
    are somehow going untaxed, just isn't true.


    p.s. PFT has a long story re. the ESPN+ ticket buy-up to broadcast Monday's game...
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    Maybe Berman will be sitting in the cheap seats...
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    If San Diego had trouble selling out MNF, I don't like our chances at the end of the season when we play 4-5 of those games at home, especially if the team is struggling at that point.
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    Laying that gigantic turd last Sunday probably lost the Chargers a bunch of marginal fans who truly wanted to believe...

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