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Game Will Be Blacked Out in Detroit Area

The Redskins' game will not be telecast Sunday in the Detroit area because the Lions failed to sell all their tickets, according to the Associated Press.

The game will be blacked out in the Detroit, Lansing, Saginaw-Flint and Toledo, Ohio, markets, according to Lions spokesman Bill Keenist. More than 10,000-plus tickets were available as of Wednesday, the AP reported.

By Cindy Boren  |  September 24, 2009; 2:37 PM ET
 
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Comments

Blacked out? That's so freakin' racist.

Posted by: seraphina | September 24, 2009 2:43 PM | Report abuse

So would Whited out be better for you??

Blacked out? That's so freakin' racist.

Posted by: seraphina | September 24, 2009 2:43 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: ttn703 | September 24, 2009 2:47 PM | Report abuse

I think that was more of a courtesy for detriotians. Let them watch 2 teams that are actually going to produce a quality game.

Posted by: NFeKPo | September 24, 2009 2:48 PM | Report abuse

Jason La Canfora (former Skins blogger at the WaPo for those who are new here) is picking the Lions on NFL.com. Punk

Posted by: NickFairfax | September 24, 2009 2:49 PM | Report abuse


Blacked out? That's so freakin' racist.

Posted by: seraphina | September 24, 2009 2:43 PM | Report abuse

Not as racist as Redskined out, at least according to our resident expert on race and class, Mr. Mike "one near death experience makes me holier than all you" Wise.

Posted by: hithere1 | September 24, 2009 2:50 PM | Report abuse

I really feel the NFL should show some good will with these blackouts:

1. The NFL makes the majority of their shared revenues on the huge TV contracts, which are based on viewers. If they keep offending viewers with blackouts that could hurt them.

2. The economy is in the tank, especially in places like Detroit. Typical NFL fans are actually the segments of the population taking hits. Sucks to have them take another hit.

3. The greed of the owners in terms of public money for stadiums, the personal seat liscenses, increased stadium seating spaces to luxury boxes and crazy conssesion prices is making harder for average fans to attend.

4. It only devalues the product if fewer games are on TV, especially with footballs as its the perfect TV sport.

To me, it would just be good business for the NFL to suspend the black out rules for two years b/c of the economy.

Posted by: chrislarry | September 24, 2009 2:53 PM | Report abuse

So where will the game be seen besides the DC area?

Posted by: mpge9us | September 24, 2009 3:07 PM | Report abuse

Blacked in Detroit.
You know what the means don't you?
Lions win.

Posted by: jmy999 | September 24, 2009 3:12 PM | Report abuse

So where will the game be seen besides the DC area?

Posted by: mpge9us | September 24, 2009 3:07 PM | Report abuse

You can only see it on a local station that carries it. Even Direct TV will black it out but you can watch it on the 8 game screen that Direct TV carries.

Posted by: vegasskinsfan | September 24, 2009 3:25 PM | Report abuse

Wow, I think this is the one and only time I'm envious of folks living in Detroit. Any chance they'll do us all a favor and black out the game in DC too?

Posted by: jptc11 | September 24, 2009 4:08 PM | Report abuse

If a game occurs and no one is around to see it, does anyone actually care?

Posted by: rcrowley15 | September 24, 2009 4:44 PM | Report abuse

The word for people who live in Detroit is Detroiters. My source is me who was born and raised in the Motor City.

Posted by: chopin224 | September 24, 2009 5:05 PM | Report abuse

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