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Last week's Bills game was blacked out...

Discussion in 'American Football' started by PosterFormerlyKnownAsCBF, Nov 28, 2006.

  1. PosterFormerlyKnownAsCBF

    PosterFormerlyKnownAsCBF Well-Known Member

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  2. BoltzRule

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    They have almost 10,000 tickets left so I think it might be another blackout for them. At least it'll leave a lot of tickets for East Coast Charger fans wanting to go.
     
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  3. Thunderstruck

    Thunderstruck BoltTalker

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    But I thought east-coast fans were die-hard and unbelievably loyal even during the rough times? :huh:
     
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  4. PosterFormerlyKnownAsCBF

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    10,000? :icon_eek:

    Just checked ticket monster out there and ticket prices are CHEAP, even for club level.

    Has to be a weather related thing.
     
  5. nickelbolt

    nickelbolt Fuggedaboutit

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    Why would Bills fans wanna freeze their azzes off to watch JP LossMan throw INTs and get pounded into the turf?
     
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    I dont want to start a new thread but where is everyone watching the game at? Are you all just gunna stay home or watch it in public?
     
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  7. WonderSlug

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    Why not watch it at Trophy's since I think that's where the postgame show will be held by KFMB?
     
  8. AnteaterRaider

    AnteaterRaider Carpe Diem et omni Mundio Staff Member Super Moderator Podcaster

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    we will see it here in SD; its always shown regardless for the away team
     
  9. Johnny Lightning

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    It will be a sell out :yes:

    :foley53: :bolt:
     
  10. boltssbbound

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    If there's 10,000 seats left, I'd be surprised.
     
  11. exodus

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    Well, not all the games have been sell outs, but I think some teams have those tv deals. Like Detroit looked barren in the stands, but I guess it still counted. The Bills. Jeez. A NY team can't fill up it's stadium:lol:
     
  12. Electric Chair

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    What is a good website to check game attendance? I want to tease Raider Fans about drawing 40,000 people as their season winds down.
     
  13. y2craig

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    The weather has not really prevented anyone from going to games (or buying season tickets) even though it snows more where the stadium is.

    It is a combination of a somewhat disappointing season and the Sabres being the hottest ticket in town. Winning talks and the Sabres get the $. Fairweather fans? Your call on that.

    I just cannot believe the local fans would not want to see a great RB like Tomlinson or other notables like Gates, Merriman or Rivers at the stadium. I'm talking about a playoff team, if not Super Bowl contender, in the making in the backyard. Their loss, I'll be at the game.
     
  14. PosterFormerlyKnownAsCBF

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    Wouldn't call them fair-weather fans. Knowing how cold the weather can get up there, I can kinda see the resistence to a 10 game commitment.

    Not much of an NHL follwer myself, but I did hear that the Sabres did start off red hot.
     
  15. Shamrock

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    This article (today's date) discounts your statements:

    11/29/2006 - Why — all of a sudden — is everyone on the radio and television so upset over the National Football League’s “blackout” rule?

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    For years, Bills’ games were blacked out on an almost regular basis — and very few fans and media people were in a frenzy over it. Some of those years the blackouts occurred, the team had tremendous success.

    • In 1980, the Bills went 11-5 and won the AFC East title. However, the team that made the song “Talkin’ Proud” popular did not always have success at the ticket window. Three games — against the New York Jets, Atlanta Falcons and Los Angeles Rams — did not sell out and were not televised locally.

    • In 1990, the Bills went 13-3, won the AFC East and conference. But fans did not get their fill of home games on television. The opener against the Indianapolis Colts as well as games against the New England Patriots, Arizona Cardinals and Philadelphia Eagles were non-sellouts.

    • The last year the Bills won the AFC East, in 1995, also produced a number of TV blackouts. Home games against the Colts, Jets, Seattle Seahawks, Falcons, Patriots and Houston Oilers brought less than 80,000 people to each game.


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