Squintz Posted January 2, 2009 Report Share Posted January 2, 2009 You've got to be kidding me.....these cities don't deserve playoff football teams. NFL gives Cards final blackout deadline extension TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) – The NFL has granted a second, final 24-hour extension of its television blackout deadline for the Arizona Cardinals' wild card playoff game against Atlanta on Saturday. The team has until 2:30 p.m. on Friday to sell its remaining tickets. A sellout crowd is necessary for the NFL to lift its blackout of the home television market. The NFL had already extended the deadline 24 hours to 2:30 p.m. on Thursday. In a news release, the team said 3,700 tickets remained. "Based on the activity we've seen the last couple of days and particularly in the last 24 hours, we're very optimistic that this extension will get us where we need to be," said Ron Minegar, the Cardinals executive vice president and chief operating officer. The Minnesota Vikings were also given an extension Wednesday to sell more tickets and avoid local TV blackouts of their playoff games this weekend. As of midday Wednesday, the Vikings had 11,000 tickets to sell by 4:30 p.m. ET Friday to satisfy the league's sellout requirements and ensure the game will be broadcast. http://msn.foxsports.com/nfl/story/9017548...dline-extension Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
This topic is now archived and is closed to further replies.