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marcosMN
09-14-2006, 06:35 PM
Does anyone know if they sold the tickets needed today to avoid a Twin Cities blackout?

Webby
09-14-2006, 06:39 PM
Yes, they sold out.

They have other tickets available because the blocks allotted Carolina fans were returned.

Happens every week or so.
400 + tix left.

marcosMN
09-14-2006, 06:44 PM
8) Whoo... Thankfully.

I saw a news story this morning reporting that they hadn't yet, and they only had till noon to sell out.

Good news. That would have been the first blackout since 1997 or something...

Thanks for the update, Webby!

Rastak
09-14-2006, 08:23 PM
"SnoBumMN" wrote:


8) Whoo... Thankfully.

I saw a news story this morning reporting that they hadn't yet, and they only had till noon to sell out.

Good news. That would have been the first blackout since 1997 or something...

Thanks for the update, Webby!



I remember those bad old days.....when I was a kid a home game against the Lions was blacked out so I had the little AM radio going and the Vikes blocked an extra point to win as I recall....man, I went nuts. But I'd MUCH rather see it obviously...actually, I will no matter what, I got my season tickets this year.

NodakPaul
09-14-2006, 08:56 PM
Where did you hear that report?
The ticket office reported over a week ago that they were already sold out for the opener and the Green Bay game...

magicci
09-14-2006, 09:33 PM
hypothetically speacking, even if we have nfl ticket will it be blacked out? and couldnt Zygi just buy the remaining tickets?

IpartyWithSmoot
09-14-2006, 10:46 PM
I am confused. What is a black-out?

shockzilla
09-14-2006, 10:53 PM
"IpartyWithSmoot" wrote:


I am confused. What is a black-out?


The NFL has a rule that says basically that, if the home team doesn't sell out the game by a certain time (72 hours before gametime), that the game will NOT be shown on TV locally (hence the term "blackout").

IpartyWithSmoot
09-14-2006, 10:57 PM
"shockzilla" wrote:


"IpartyWithSmoot" wrote:


I am confused. What is a black-out?


The NFL has a rule that says basically that, if the home team doesn't sell out the game by a certain time (72 hours before gametime), that the game will NOT be shown on TV locally (hence the term "blackout").


0h I see. Too bad I never get any of the games anyway because I live in WA
:P

NodakPaul
09-14-2006, 10:57 PM
NFL blackout policy



http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blackout_(broadcasting)

In the NFL, any broadcaster that has a signal that hits any area within a 75-mile (120 km) radius of an NFL stadium may only broadcast a game if that game is a road game, or if the game completely sells-out 72 hours or more before the start time for the game. If sold out in less than 72 hours, or is close to being sold out by the deadline, the team can request a time extension. The broadcaster is also not permitted to show a game even if it is a sold out home game in markets where there are two teams if one of the teams did not sell out their seats. Futhermore, broadcasters with NFL contracts are required to show their markets' road games. These requirements based on attendance mean that as a general rule, fans of teams with winning records will get to see all of their teams games on television, while fans of sub-.500 teams will only see the road games on television. Sometimes if a game is very close to selling out, but not quite there, a broadcaster with rights to show the nearly sold out game, will buy the remaining tickets (and give them to local charities) so it can broadcast the game. If blacked out, the broadcaster will air other programming, usually an alternate football game, instead. If it is a cable channel, like ESPN, the channel's signal will be blocked from the area. Fans can still hear the game on the radio, or get updates on the internet.

In a similar rule, to gather more ratings for a home team's game, the channels that do not have the rights to the home team's game cannot show another game at the same time, even if the home team's game is blacked out. As a result, if the home team's game is a Sunday day game that is on the network that does not have a doubleheader that day, the network that does have a doubleheader can show only one game. In addition, if the local team's game is scheduled to be on the network with the doubleheader that day but the game is blacked out, that network can air only one game that day. (Until 2001, this rule applied whether or not the game was blacked out.) Usually, but not always, when each network can show only one game each in a market, the two stations work out between themselves which will show an early game and which will show a late game. This only affects the primary market, and not markets in a 75 mile radius, which always get a doubleheader each Sunday.

The NFL has aggressively enforced this blackout policy, to the extent of pursuing legal action against sports bars that have used antennas to pull in distant television signals in order to show games for their home market's team that would otherwise be blacked-out.

RK.
09-15-2006, 12:10 AM
Well its blacked out here in Ca.
I get to watch the San Fran game and the Raiders game..
whooohoooo.
::) Thank gawd for streaming radio.

thanatoschristou
09-15-2006, 01:03 AM
WHY? I do not understand why they force a black out.

ThorSPL
09-15-2006, 01:10 AM
So people will BUY TICKETS

SKOL
09-15-2006, 01:49 AM
"IpartyWithSmoot" wrote:


"shockzilla" wrote:


"IpartyWithSmoot" wrote:






0h I see. Too bad I never get any of the games anyway because I live in WA
:P


Do you have $3 to spare and highspead internet?
You can watch a full month's worth of Viking's games at:

http://www.streamtvnow.tv/

RK.
09-15-2006, 01:58 AM
"SKOL" wrote:


"IpartyWithSmoot" wrote:


"shockzilla" wrote:


"IpartyWithSmoot" wrote:






0h I see. Too bad I never get any of the games anyway because I live in WA
:P


Do you have $3 to spare and highspead internet?
You can watch a full month's worth of Viking's games at:

http://www.streamtvnow.tv/


It appears that streamtv is not accepting any new registrations.
:(

SMurKy28
09-15-2006, 03:52 AM
NO they are not blacking it out at least not here in Minnesota.

Caine
09-15-2006, 04:48 AM
"magicci" wrote:


hypothetically speacking, even if we have nfl ticket will it be blacked out? and couldnt Zygi just buy the remaining tickets?


In order asked:

1:
If you live within the area of the team blacked out, Sunday Ticket will not carry YOUR game.
Your local affiliate will, and THEY would be subject to blackout so, NO, Sunday Ticket does NOT avoid the blackout.
If you live OUTSIDE the affected area, then YES, they will (Again, unless your local affiliate has the game).

It was suggested to me that there IS a way around this for DirecTV customers, some sort of "Superfan" package, but since I am not within the area of ANY NFL team (Although closest to Chicago - about 1 1/2 hours), I am not affected so I don't need the added package, just "The Ticket".

2:
Yes, Zygi COULD buy the tickets himself, but that would be self-defeating.
He makes HIS money when you are in the stadium, buying HIS food and drinking HIS beer/Soda.
So, while he COULD buy the tickets out, he likely WOULDN'T do it.

Caine

thevikingfan
09-15-2006, 05:09 AM
"RK." wrote:


Well its blacked out here in Ca.
I get to watch the San Fran game and the Raiders game..
whooohoooo.

::) Thank gawd for streaming radio.


Just get sunday ticket!Although it is a bit pricy i belive its 269 dollars for the 5 months of football but u can spread it out over those months meaning u have to pay like 50-60 bucks a month.

zindulee
09-15-2006, 07:55 AM
NFL Sunday ticket is not that pricey. I live about 4 hrs from 4 NFL stadiums. NFL ST costs about as much as going to two games if you factor in ticket price, parking, gas, eats, etc.

BTW, I have NFL ST to watch the Vikings exclusively and I still go to the games when the Vikes come to any of these 4 stadiums.

singersp
09-15-2006, 08:12 AM
Why are people still thinking this game is "blacked out"?

Webby stated in the 2nd post of this thread that the game "sold out" prior to the deadline.

Ergo, no "black out"

digital420
09-15-2006, 10:23 AM
and the sell out streak continues!!!

now lets trounce the panths.. and move to the next!!!!\
and i luv my streamtv




DiGiTaL

Del Rio
09-15-2006, 10:24 AM
Holy SH!T Batman!

tastywaves
09-15-2006, 10:34 AM
Precisely Robin.
Although I think Robin would have gone with "Holy They Might Blackout the Vikings Game Sh!t Batman".

You have to be pretty far up the saint ladder to have holy sh!t I reckon.
Even if it has an image of Jesus or the Virgin Mary, its still just plain old sh!t to me.

Holy Crap however has some real merit.

SKOL
09-15-2006, 11:31 AM
"RK." wrote:


"SKOL" wrote:


"IpartyWithSmoot" wrote:


"shockzilla" wrote:


"IpartyWithSmoot" wrote:






0h I see. Too bad I never get any of the games anyway because I live in WA
:P


Do you have $3 to spare and highspead internet?
You can watch a full month's worth of Viking's games at:

http://www.streamtvnow.tv/


It appears that streamtv is not accepting any new registrations.
:(


Someone said in another thread that they were upgrading their servers and will be taking new subscribers shortly.

vikes2456
09-15-2006, 01:08 PM
"shockzilla" wrote:


"IpartyWithSmoot" wrote:


I am confused. What is a black-out?


The NFL has a rule that says basically that, if the home team doesn't sell out the game by a certain time (72 hours before gametime), that the game will NOT be shown on TV locally (hence the term "blackout").


Probably the worst rule I ever heard of, but it still wouldn't effect me, since I live in New Jersey

josdin00
09-15-2006, 01:30 PM
"tastywaves" wrote:


Precisely Robin.
Although I think Robin would have gone with "Holy They Might Blackout the Vikings Game Sh!t Batman".

You have to be pretty far up the saint ladder to have holy sh!t I reckon.
Even if it has an image of Jesus or the Virgin Mary, its still just plain old sh!t to me.

Holy Crap however has some real merit.


Well, somebody needed to change baby Jesus' diaper....


(disclaimer: yes, I know I'm going to hell for that remark)

magicci
09-15-2006, 01:49 PM
i always thought it would be really funny if robin said "hold hermaphrodite batman!"