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Chargers-Bills blacked out per NFL policy

Discussion in 'Chargers Fan Forum' started by Carlsbad_Bolt_Fan, Dec 8, 2011.

  1. Carlsbad_Bolt_Fan

    Carlsbad_Bolt_Fan Well-Known Member

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    http://www.chargers.com/news/articl...L-policy/6ae95c4b-69b0-4d7a-8b91-0785a00fbfd6

     
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  2. Fouts

    Fouts I heart Deano!

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    Bummer, oh well, guess I'll do something else... ;)
     
  3. ChargerRay

    ChargerRay #FireMcCoy #FirePagano Staff Member Super Moderator Podcaster

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    Start posting those stream links.
     
  4. Ride The Lightning

    Ride The Lightning Join the Dark Side, we have cookies.

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    Good.

    The more Dean knows the fans are pissed off and won't pay to watch this crap the better.
     
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  5. boltfanatik

    boltfanatik Toxic Minority Member

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    If AJ stays wait till next year 4-6 games blacked out is my call. As I have stated before if AJ stays my 10 year season ticket run will end!
     
  6. Carlsbad_Bolt_Fan

    Carlsbad_Bolt_Fan Well-Known Member

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    Well, over 55,000 have tickets were sold. Those remaining 5,000 are usually the crappiest seats left.

    And I do think Dean knows the fans are pissed. He heard the boos rain down on him at the Denver game.
     
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  7. Pointyearedog

    Pointyearedog I only put idiots on ignore...

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    CBF;

    The 5,000 tickets in question were tickets that needed to be sold to lift the blackout. In reality, another 10,000 seats on top of that are probably still available and will most likely not be filled if no other tickets are sold. A couple of years ago, I had a conversation with some of the ticket office staff and by the standards set by the league, since the stadium has a capacity of around 68 thousand, at least 59,000 tickets (more or less) have to be sold at this stadium per game to avoid the blackout.
     
  8. Carlsbad_Bolt_Fan

    Carlsbad_Bolt_Fan Well-Known Member

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    Those remaining tickets are club level, which do not count toward the lifting of the blackout.
     
  9. Concudan

    Concudan Caffeinated Commando

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    I f'in HATE the blackout policy! It is old, archaic and only serves to cause the local fans base to become more distanced and disenchanted with their franchise.

    Further the BS they heap on for 'secondary markets' is even more sickening. We are blacked out if the 'locals' dont buy the tickets, but when they do we are NOT guaranteed to see the game, the local station, (like those morons at Fox in LA) can choose to not show the team.

    One day the NFL will be forced to look at such self destructive policies... Unfortunately, this Sunday is not that day, so I will stream the game and give the finger to all who object....

    Signed
    Angry 'Secondary Market' Fan
     
  10. Sydalish

    Sydalish Addicted to Sports

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    sadface.
     
  11. BIll Trollberg

    BIll Trollberg BoltTalker

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    Why hasn't the NFL changed this?
     
  12. Brundlefly

    Brundlefly Well-Known Member

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    Sunday Ticket. Jes sayin
     
  13. Concudan

    Concudan Caffeinated Commando

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    is blacked out if the game in your area (even for secondary areas) is blacked out.
     
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  14. Carlsbad_Bolt_Fan

    Carlsbad_Bolt_Fan Well-Known Member

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    Unless you watch the Red Zone Channel. Since this is one of 4 late games, you could see some action.
     
  15. Concudan

    Concudan Caffeinated Commando

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    isnt red zone for the attention span challenged?
     
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  16. Pointyearedog

    Pointyearedog I only put idiots on ignore...

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    I don't know. What was your question again?
     
  17. Brundlefly

    Brundlefly Well-Known Member

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    Wait, in the US it's blacked out in your area EVEN IF YOU HAVE SUNDAY TICKET???
     
  18. Concudan

    Concudan Caffeinated Commando

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    thats a big 10-4. The main reason I stopped getting it because I couldn't watch the Chargers with it. But that is because I am in the secondary market. Outside of those markets they are not blacked out.
     
  19. Savage Lizard

    Savage Lizard Charger fan at 7000'

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    I am pretty f'n tired of games being blacked out in Big Bear. I am 151 miles away from Qualcomm Stadium, I don't give a sh_t that we are considered part of the LA market. It's bullsh_t.
     
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  20. matilack

    matilack Take A Knee McCree!!!

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    I want Norv fired tomorrow night if we lose.

    Hell this is an elimination game......just like last year when the 3-11 Bengals knocked us out of the playoffs, only this time we're at home.
     
  21. Carlsbad_Bolt_Fan

    Carlsbad_Bolt_Fan Well-Known Member

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    The LA/OC/Riverside areas were going to get Raiders-Packers anyway. At least that's what the original the506.com map showed before the blackout was declared.
     
  22. Concudan

    Concudan Caffeinated Commando

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    Actually they changed it on the Wednesday before, either way validates my point that I get blacked out but when the teams sell out I am not guaranteed the game does it not?
     
  23. Pumpkin Bolt

    Pumpkin Bolt Zin me!

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    I watch red zone a lot and I have Sunday ticket :eek:
     
  24. paddyirishman

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    ah the beauty of living on a different continent. I get to watch The Chargers live regardless of how many tickets are sold:)
     
  25. BoltFanDC

    BoltFanDC Mufflers Are Overrated

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    Internet streaming works pretty well too...I'll be tuned in at 4. ;)
     
  26. Savage Lizard

    Savage Lizard Charger fan at 7000'

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    Red Zone is awesome if you don't have a specific game you want to watch. It's like some dude is sitting around with a remote control finding me all the games where someone is about to score.
     
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    Shhhh. What's the site address?

     
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    BoltFanDC Mufflers Are Overrated

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    BoltFanDC Mufflers Are Overrated

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    No problem...surprised you're not on site today. What gives?
     

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