Blacked OutSeptember 8th, 2011
Just in case you were one of the few idealists thinking the less than high profile Lions were going to sell out The CITS for opening day Sunday, Joe is the bearer of bad news.
Per Nicole Darin’s Twitter feed, she of one of Joe’s proud media partners, WTSP-TV Channel 10, the Bucs were unable to meet the NFL deadline of 1 p.m. today in order to sell out The CITS, thus, the game will not be broadcast in the Tampa Bay and Orlando TV markets, nor will the game be available in the same TV markets on NFL Sunday Ticket.
However, the game will be available for free in the Tampa Bay and Orlando regions on NFL.com at midnight Sunday night via Game Rewind for a 72-hour window.
Also, NFL Sunday Ticket will have the game available at midnight Sunday via it’s “Short Cuts” format with every play included but with all dead time and commercials edited out. In this format, the games are squeezed into a 30-minute format and Joe has found it to be quite cool indeed.