Bucs Not Only Team Sweating BlackoutsSeptember 15th, 2010
Much was made in recent days of the Tampa Bay area not buying tickets to Bucs games. Why, how horrible of an area this is, how dare Team Glazer not allow the games to be on TV… yada, yada, yada.
Joe first smelled feces when he heard the loud and proud crowd boast even St. Louis sold out its Rams game. Originally from that neck of the woods, Joe knows what a lousy football market that is. In fact, third parties had to buy up tickets to donate to charitable organizations in order for that game to be televised locally.
Now there is this little nugget: Seems as if the pearl of the Pacific Coast, San Diego, is in real danger of having a blackout, KNDS-TV in San Diego notes that its game with Jacksonville this week will “most likely” be blacked out.
Chargers president and CEO Dean Spanos told our media partners at the North County Times that the game, which is a week from Sunday against Jacksonville, will “most likely” be blacked out.
Spanos blamed the bad economy in an interview with the paper.
“I think Southern California is still suffering, and in some ways the region may be worse off today than it was a year ago,” Spanos said in the interview.
So for all the haters out there who bag on this area as a rotten sports town, either start screaming about San Diego (or Cincinnati) or shut the hell up! Last Joe checked, the Chargers are expected to win the AFC West. Can’t blame their (lack of) attendance on rebuilding.