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Packers must sell 7,500 tix by
Thursday afternoon to avoid TV blackout

Fox Sports, by Paul Imig

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Posted By:NorthernDog, 1/2/2014 9:29:58 AM

GREEN BAY, Wis. -- The deadline is approaching and available tickets are still plentiful for the Green Bay Packers playoff game Sunday against the San Francisco 49ers. As of Wednesday night, the Packers announced that there are "less than 7,500 tickets" remaining. Earlier that morning, there were 8,500 tickets left to sell, meaning that approximately 1,000 tickets were sold throughout the entire day. (Snip) The weather is likely playing a significant factor for fans, as projections for Sunday have temperatures at or below zero degrees. The temperature could drop as low as negative-15 degrees by the second half, at which

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Maybe $125 to sit in zero-degree weather is too much to ask these days.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: jt26, 1/2/2014 9:33:00 AM     (No. 9676557)

Too cold, too much money, too many stupid drunk idiots.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: GrandmaP, 1/2/2014 9:37:32 AM     (No. 9676564)

As of last night, Cincinnati Bengals and Indianapolis Colts are in the same situation. Blackouts almost certain. Fans will have to travel to Columbus area to view.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Envirodude, 1/2/2014 9:41:57 AM     (No. 9676569)

$125 for nosebleed seats, $25 to park, gettng "screened"to enter the stadium, or food and refreshments (though at 0 degrees, I imagine Hot Chocolate would be the beverage of choice) and you spend a house note on a game that will be decided by a blown call

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Reply 4 - Posted by: BaseballFan, 1/2/2014 9:44:45 AM     (No. 9676574)

Predicted high temp on Sunday in Green Bay:
ZERO, with a low of -18.

I´m guessing that if the Pack had finished at 12-4 instead of 8-7-1 and barely getting into the playoffs, that attendance would haven´t been an issue at all. But they´re hosting a team who is 12-4; a team that beat them handily in the first game of the season. The Niners are favored to win.

Enter the fair weather fan... (or rather, the fair weather fans stay home).

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Reply 5 - Posted by: horacer, 1/2/2014 9:45:07 AM     (No. 9676576)

I don´t care how cold it is, the game will sell out. It´s the Packers. People wait decades to get season tickets. Packers-49´ers have played some incredible games on the frozen tundra.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Bubbasuncle, 1/2/2014 9:51:05 AM     (No. 9676582)

And now, here´s something we hope you´ll really like. ....

Meanwhile in Philly, Eagles tickets sold out in 3 minutes!!!

Always fear the hot team.

http://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/news/local/Eagles-vs-Saints-Tickets-Go-On-Sale-238240681.html

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Reply 7 - Posted by: killerbee, 1/2/2014 9:51:44 AM     (No. 9676583)

OP: exactly. Ticket prices are insane on a good day, but in the middle of a freeze, no.

However, if they don´t sell enough tickets and there´s a TV blackout, what are those fans going to do? I think they´ll eventually sell out.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Screwgun, 1/2/2014 9:58:39 AM     (No. 9676596)

I hope the 49ers all get frostbite. Go Seahawks!

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Bubbasuncle, 1/2/2014 9:59:42 AM     (No. 9676597)

To #7´s point, there is nothing the precludes the team from purchasing the tickets. The Eagles did this many times when the team was struggling in the 90´s to prevent a blackout. Better than losing all the TV revenue.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Laurie, 1/2/2014 10:03:04 AM     (No. 9676606)

I´m with #5. I´ve never seen an empty seat at Lambeau. There´s a 30 year waiting list for season tickets. The weather and economy are the two factors, I´m sure. Their record has NOTHING to do with it. Besides, Aaron Rogers and Randall Cobb are back after long injuries.

This must be why I got an e-mail yesterday saying tickets were available. That´s a first even though we own a 1 share of the GB Packers.

Don´t worry about the blackout though. As I last resort the team will probably buy up all unsold tickets (and maybe give them away) to avoid the unthinkable...being unable to watch a play-off game the Pack is playing in GB.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: KingBubo, 1/2/2014 10:18:41 AM     (No. 9676631)

Besides the drunks issue, #1 has it. Also, too much snow. These tickets will sell.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: MisterDickens, 1/2/2014 10:27:13 AM     (No. 9676652)

Maybe people are just getting tired of football, the asinine dances, the commercial breaks that go on forever, players trying to hurt each other instead of tackle each other, and especially the sorry, sorry officiating.

It´s really become a stupid waste of time. Most games are just unbearable to watch.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: spahrkl, 1/2/2014 10:40:11 AM     (No. 9676677)

Another consideration is the roads are slick even though we have some of the best snow removal equipment and some of the best talented snow removal drivers in the country. I 94 which is one of the major roads in Wisconsin was shut down because of accidents.

I too think the game will be televised and the seats sold one way or another. But be there no doubt it is very, very, very cold.



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Reply 14 - Posted by: steelbreeze, 1/2/2014 10:40:48 AM     (No. 9676682)

and @1 too many street thugs brawling on the field

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Reply 15 - Posted by: Tanker76, 1/2/2014 11:04:31 AM     (No. 9676723)

Sign of a crappy obumbler economy - many bowl games had lots of empty seats, too.

People have more important things consuming what little money they have.

Agree with #12 also - find I have less and less time to devote to sports which are no longer that interesting. Wasn´t even that excited when my Spartans won last night.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: oldmagnolia, 1/2/2014 11:35:42 AM     (No. 9676760)

#15 you are correct. The only bowl game that was sold out was the Rose Bowl. The other ones that I saw here and there on TV were not sold out by any means. Lots of empty seats. When I was working, I got corporate seats here and there. We didn´t pay for tickets and it was $25 for parking, $8 for a beer, $15 for something to eat. We would spend over $100. Ridiculous.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: nascarfan, 1/2/2014 11:51:09 AM     (No. 9676777)

I found it odd that after the first game back from his injury, and the ´Hail Mary´ pass to win the game, Aaron had to defend his manhood and come forward and say he is not "gay".

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Reply 18 - Posted by: danvillebill, 1/2/2014 1:29:45 PM     (No. 9676880)

Ice Bowl redux!!
1967 NFL championship game. GB vs Dallas.
-15 degrees. Wind chill -48.


Oh yeah, GO NINERS!!

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Reply 19 - Posted by: JudithC, 1/2/2014 2:48:19 PM     (No. 9676986)

It turns out the Packers´ heralded QB Aaron Rodgers is a narcissist with a hundred million contract who thinks he can do whatever he wishes with impunity. He was easier to put up with standing on the sidelines "healing" and growing his hideous mustache while being called a "big brother" to Flynn. He wasn´t hired to be a Big Brother, he was hired to be a QB and the leader of a storied NFL Super Bowl winning team. No one cares what he does in his private life and "gay" isn´t the issue. What’s at issue is a private life that´s no longer private. Anyone who now dares to talk about Aaron will be accused of homophobia and GLAAD is already loudly demanding that he call a national news conference and do the right thing and "come out.”

There may be other guys in the NFL who are gay but no one cares because they keep their private lives private. Not Aaron. And to make it worse he not only claimed he isn´t gay but that “I really really like women” on a network radio show. In a snap of the fingers he became a dirty joke and the innuendo now circulating doesn’t strike Packer fans any funnier than knowing that when the season ends he can race back to California and let his pal continue to show off how he gets to wear his Super Bowl ring. Doesn´t do much to help ticket sales in Green Bay. It would be good news for Aaron who would benefit from a loss to SF because the focus will then be on the remaining teams in the playoffs. Come to think of it a broadcast blackout wouldn´t be all bad for him either.


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Reply 20 - Posted by: hotcorner, 1/2/2014 4:07:20 PM     (No. 9677083)

Most of the nation is getting poorer under Obama. And a beautiful big screen TV with instant replay @ home in your favorite chair, with your favorite meal and your drink - family and friends - minus the drunks. Need I say more.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: earlybird, 1/2/2014 4:24:35 PM     (No. 9677106)

Tickets for the Rose Bowl Game yesterday were $175 (seats with backs) and $150 (seats w/o backs).

The same seats will be $385 and $350 for Monday´s BCS National Championship (Auburn - Florida State) in the Rose Bowl.

The weather is fabulous.

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