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Old 09-11-2009, 08:28 AM   #1
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Default The game on sunday might be Blacked-Out!

The recession has left several teams in danger of having games blacked out this season, including the Cincinnati Bengals and Arizona Cardinals this week.

http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=4462104
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The recession has left several teams in danger of having games blacked out this season, including the Cincinnati Bengals and Arizona Cardinals this week.

http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=4462104
I assume it will only be blacked out in Cincy. Why punish the Broncos fans because Cinny doesn't sale out.
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The recession has left several teams in danger of having games blacked out this season, including the Cincinnati Bengals and Arizona Cardinals this week.

http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=4462104
its only in the city of Cincinatti.
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Its only blacked out in the home local market. Anyone out of cinci is fine
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its only in the city of Cincinatti.
That wouldn't make scene So i got direct tv can i still watch the game even tho its Blacked-Out on its local channels?
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Simmons actually had a really good point in his column yesterday about the blackouts. Regardless of the recession, people are realizing that it's become remarkably expensive and not terribly fun to go to the games, especially with the pervasiveness of HD television.

Prediction VI: Blackouts of home games will become the signature media story of the 2009 season. You'll hear way too much about it. Here's my take: This isn't about the economy. It's about the fact that it's more fun to stay home and watch football than it is to sit in crappy seats to watch any team ranging from "lousy" to "mediocre." It just is. For many fan bases, here are the two choices every Sunday:
Door No. 1 (more expensive): Traffic, parking, long walk to stadium, lousy seats, lifeless state-of-the-art arena, TV timeouts, dead crowds, drunk/bitter fans, more TV timeouts, hiked-up concession prices, PDAs with jammed signals as you're searching for scores, even more TV timeouts, long walk to car, even more traffic.
Door No. 2 (less expensive): Sofa, NFL package, HD, fantasy scores online, remote control toggling, gambling, access to scores, seven straight hours of football, cell phone calls, beer and food in fridge, no traffic.
I can see going through Door No. 1 once a year just to remind yourself that going to an NFL game sucks. But eight times a year? Unless you had good seats, or unless this was your only excuse to get out of your house and get plastered, why would you? It's a blue-collar sport with white-collar ticket prices. This blackout trend would have happened whether the economy was suffering or not.
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Simmons actually had a really good point in his column yesterday about the blackouts. Regardless of the recession, people are realizing that it's become remarkably expensive and not terribly fun to go to the games, especially with the pervasiveness of HD television.

Prediction VI: Blackouts of home games will become the signature media story of the 2009 season. You'll hear way too much about it. Here's my take: This isn't about the economy. It's about the fact that it's more fun to stay home and watch football than it is to sit in crappy seats to watch any team ranging from "lousy" to "mediocre." It just is. For many fan bases, here are the two choices every Sunday:
Door No. 1 (more expensive): Traffic, parking, long walk to stadium, lousy seats, lifeless state-of-the-art arena, TV timeouts, dead crowds, drunk/bitter fans, more TV timeouts, hiked-up concession prices, PDAs with jammed signals as you're searching for scores, even more TV timeouts, long walk to car, even more traffic.
Door No. 2 (less expensive): Sofa, NFL package, HD, fantasy scores online, remote control toggling, gambling, access to scores, seven straight hours of football, cell phone calls, beer and food in fridge, no traffic.
I can see going through Door No. 1 once a year just to remind yourself that going to an NFL game sucks. But eight times a year? Unless you had good seats, or unless this was your only excuse to get out of your house and get plastered, why would you? It's a blue-collar sport with white-collar ticket prices. This blackout trend would have happened whether the economy was suffering or not.
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I said the same thing after I went to my first ever game a few years ago in Detroit. I spent $300 on 4 tickets, drove like 8 hours each way, got a hotel, etc only to find out that actually being at the game generally sucked. And the Lions won 42-7. I prefer to relax and watch the game but everytime anything happened you had to be on your feet because the people in front of you were. Who really wanted to jump to their feet when Shaun Rogers got the INT or fumble and started back the other way?

I ended up watching most of the game on the tv screens even at the game. Horrible experience overall, I thought. Always had much more fun at less crowded college games.
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That wouldn't make scene So i got direct tv can i still watch the game even tho its Blacked-Out on its local channels?
If you're in Cinci and the game is blacked out from local channels, it will also be blacked out on DirecTV.
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Door No. 1 (more expensive): Traffic, parking, long walk to stadium, lousy seats, lifeless state-of-the-art arena, TV timeouts, dead crowds, drunk/bitter fans, more TV timeouts, hiked-up concession prices, PDAs with jammed signals as you're searching for scores, even more TV timeouts, long walk to car, even more traffic.
But Door No. 1 is so much more fun though. The constant TV timeouts and my inability to get any type of web service on my iPhone so I can check scores/stats during all those TV timeouts are what annoy me the most.

Maybe people who complain about concessions should learn to plan a little better? You can go to a sit-down restaurant on your way to the game for cheaper, better food so you don't have to buy anything during the game. I have 0 sympathy for people who pay for the over-priced beer. We have aisle seats, it's hilarious to watch people walk by multiple times during a game, double-fisting each time. There are people who probably spend almost as much on beer as they do for their tickets.

If it's so damn expensive for concessions/beer yet you want to go to the game, do you have enough self-control to not buy anything while you're there, and just watch the game?
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I have season tickets, and I can totally see Simmons' point. It's wicked expensive just to get in the door. And while I CAN watch football without beer, I'd rather enjoy both together.

I tailgate with friends regularly. But I love away games too because of house parties, which are every bit as fun and don't involve parking, traffic, or light rail.
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The league needs to get a better handle on these blackout rules as teams fight off recession. Blacked out games in small markets will only hurt the league further.
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But Door No. 1 is so much more fun though. The constant TV timeouts and my inability to get any type of web service on my iPhone so I can check scores/stats during all those TV timeouts are what annoy me the most.

Maybe people who complain about concessions should learn to plan a little better? You can go to a sit-down restaurant on your way to the game for cheaper, better food so you don't have to buy anything during the game. I have 0 sympathy for people who pay for the over-priced beer. We have aisle seats, it's hilarious to watch people walk by multiple times during a game, double-fisting each time. There are people who probably spend almost as much on beer as they do for their tickets.

If it's so damn expensive for concessions/beer yet you want to go to the game, do you have enough self-control to not buy anything while you're there, and just watch the game?

I concur with most of your post. I barely spend a dime on concessions. We Tailgate before the game, have a few hearty meals, plenty to drink, and once I go to the game I stop drinking beer.
The choices are :1. Brat and 4 beers in the stadium =$30+ or 2. Breakfast and lunch/ Lunch and dinner +snacks and plenty of drinks in the lot (same price) .

I enjoy both watching live and watching in the den. I guess those who don't like live football must have had ****ty ass seats.
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But Door No. 1 is so much more fun though. The constant TV timeouts and my inability to get any type of web service on my iPhone so I can check scores/stats during all those TV timeouts are what annoy me the most.

Maybe people who complain about concessions should learn to plan a little better? You can go to a sit-down restaurant on your way to the game for cheaper, better food so you don't have to buy anything during the game. I have 0 sympathy for people who pay for the over-priced beer. We have aisle seats, it's hilarious to watch people walk by multiple times during a game, double-fisting each time. There are people who probably spend almost as much on beer as they do for their tickets.

If it's so damn expensive for concessions/beer yet you want to go to the game, do you have enough self-control to not buy anything while you're there, and just watch the game?
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if it is blacked out on direct tv i might seriously go postal
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I think I heard somewhere that blacked out games will be played on NFL Network on a delay.
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If you live in the Cincinatti area , and its blacked out there, it will be blacked out on the Sunday ticket in the Cincinatti area...
Everyone else will still see it..

Since its an Early game it should go on on time....
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If you're in Cinci and the game is blacked out from local channels, it will also be blacked out on DirecTV.
Pretty sure there are no blackouts on DTV even if it is blacked out local.
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Blackout rules only apply to the local market.
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