Merged: Blackout Possible For Panthers Game/I'm tired of all these blackout threats!

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  1. Nublar7

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    Thanks again nub...eh not really good news but its news :D
     
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    ill be there
     
  4. Nublar7

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    Hence the reason no smiley news face was put up. :wink:

    I just find it hard to believe that the games can't sell out for a team rich in tradition and a brand new coach. :shakeno:
     
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    Does this impact me if I have the NY CBS affiliate and I am using NFL Sunday Ticket?
     
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    Nublar7 Retired Finheaven VIP

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    If you live in New York, you will be fine. The blackout would only happen in the South Florida area. Also, I could be wrong, but I believe FOX has the game this week.
     
  7. so-long-Ricky

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    That's correct. Since the NFC team is visiting the AFC team FOX has the rights.....which is great for Directv owners because FOX always televise their games in HD :)
     
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    No, not a South Floridian, so I should be fine.

    Damn, I like CBS broadcasts much better then Fox.
     
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    Once again, what great fans we have.
     
  10. so-long-Ricky

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    But CBS only broadcasts a fraction of their games in HDTV while FOX does them all. I guess that wouldn't matter to someone that doesn't have HD access.....but if you do, it makes all the difference.
     
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    Do you happen to know why CBS doesn't show all their games in HD?
     
  12. so-long-Ricky

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    From what I understand they're basically dragging their *** on updating their equipment. Even in the area I live in, FOX, NBC, and even a public access channel transmits the HD signal while the CBS affiliate doesn't.
     
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    That sucks for all us AFC fans.:(
     
  14. R_t_Kraken

    R_t_Kraken A True Fan

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    Alright, i'm tired of all these blackout threats.

    I'm in South Florida and i've decided i'm gonna buy tickets tomarrow even though I can barely afford it and i'm probably gonna regret it afterwards when I look in my wallet.

    I'm posting in hope that this will inspire other fans who aren't going in Florida to do the same. This is embarrasing. We have too great of a team to have trouble selling out.
     
  15. BucFan

    BucFan I Like Mahi Mahi

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    Wow.

    The Bucs went 5-11 last season and still sold out every game the very day tickets went on sale.

    And I though Tampa had bandwagoners...
     
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    stubhub has freaking tickets for 20 plus shipping and handling cmon people
     
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    kudos to you for going out and doing something about it. Too many people ***** about it but don't do anything. Good to see you take a stand.

    Hope others follow suit.

    Personally, i pay 350 bucks a year for the Sunday Ticket w/Superfan. IMO, i am doing my part (as much as i can, geographically speaking), so i am here with you in spirit!

    The problem is most Miami dolfans are spread out around the country (as this board will obviously attest to). When i lived in SoFla many moons ago, everyone i knew was a Jets or Bills fan.... they were all transplanted NY'ers. Which probably explains the lack of allegiance in SoFla of our "fans". the REAL dolfans are around the country.
     
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    You go boy! I now declare you a true blue Dolfan! :D
     
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    R_t_Kraken A True Fan

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    Raymond James has about 10,000 less seats than Dolphins Stadium. Dolphins game needs to sell 6,000 to sellout.
     
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    R_t_Kraken A True Fan

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    Thanks, I had moved to South Corolina but am back in Florida for.. well personal reasons, so I figured i'd use the money I really don't have and go, I just wish I could get people to follow. ;)
     
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    again, it's hard to blame the fan base down here when 85-90% of the people who live here are from another region and grew up pulling for other teams...

    also, i really believe this area never got over the Dan Marino hangover... when he retired, an already disinterested fan base (mostly because so many are from somewhere else) really fell off.... not surprising that that first year without Dan, we couldn't even sell out a playoff game... there were more blackouts early in 97 before JJ's defense really brought back some excitement for a little while... then things went south again until Ricky came to town...

    there is absolutely no doubt in my mind that this team needs a franchise QB it can really get excited about, or attendence is going to continue to suffer... this region is just not sports strong enough (or native enough) to come to that stadium and sit in 95 degree weather when the Dolphins aren't winning... and winning with flair...

    sad, but true...
     
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    R_t_Kraken A True Fan

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    Very true. But what other choice do you have if they black it out. I'd rather go to the game and get LOUD than sit on my butt and risk not seeing the game at all, even if I don't got much money.

    I'm sure there are more than enough dolfans in South Florida to sell out.
     
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    And the Bucs still have over 80,000 on their season ticket waiting list...
     
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    $25-30 to park is another serious turnoff...

    on another issue, and i'm probably alone here, but i question the logic of the NFL's 72-hour rule.... why does it need 72 hours?... how long does it take before kickoff for the network to switch to another game when it sees the Dolphins don't sell out? they completely eliminate the lazy saturday for family to buy tickets? what's the point? seriously, someone out there who knows the answer, please inform me why the league needs 72 hours?

    South florida is a very long and spread out metro area... from Melbourne to the keys, you could argue.... a lot of loyal fans can't get to the stadium for a variety of reasons... health, finances, distance, etc. ... i would imagine the NFL is trying to promote their sport, not turn people off by completely eliminating any chance of seeing their product...
     
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    Well I guess I should envy the butt pirate fans huh? Can I ask you why you're here troll? Just to run off at the mouth I suppose. :shakeno:
     
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    yes, but Tampa Bay-St. Pete is much more native than Southeast Florida... percentage-wise... i believe...
     
  27. SMadison29

    SMadison29 What Sherman aspires to be

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    I too am tired of seeing these threads pop up every two minutes. The game won't be blacked out, just like the Broncos game someone will come through.
     
  28. Ozzy

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    The Bucky's also recently won a SB. The fans barely showed up until they started having winning seasons. Let them have a couple more losing seasons, and you'll see the waiting list dwindle down to a waiting to see who buys them list.

    So your answer would be, yes! TB bandwagons too.....
     
  29. Ozzy

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    The games that are threatened to be blacked out need to be blacked out. That is the only way to rebuild a solid fanbase. By getting people off their lazy butts. They know that a TV station might buy them, so they wait and see. Especially after a loss, and apparently more so, after a losing season.

    I want the game blacked out locally. If it affects some poor folk, so be it. They can wait until some of the people who can afford it start buying them up. I want the seats full, that's all I care about. People representing in person....

    I was making minimum wage back when I was 15, and I still got tix, and took the freaking bus to the orange bowl.
     
  30. catapano

    catapano get out da way

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    i got my tickets :)
     
  31. texasPHINSfan

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    great point.

    Green Bay, Atlanta, Indy.... these teams have great "franchise" Qb's and dont' seem to have problems selling out games
     
  32. Maynard the Hammer

    Maynard the Hammer you are the nail

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    two questions:

    do you think a dome would improve attendance?

    is part of the reason attendance is low because a good portion of fans live outside of the miami area?
     
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    well it is awfully hot and sitting out in the sun baking for four hours isn't my idea of a good time.... then again, i'm not in South Florida.

    three ways to help:
    1) get a franchise QB
    2) win games
    3) get a dome (optional)

    but the first two are required, for sure!
     
  34. ether79

    ether79 Down but not out!

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    I am fairly sure this was the first year that all Indy games have sold out without having the deadline suspended and some company buy in bulk and donating them. Last year the 3rd or 4th game of the season was blacked out and Indy has either the smallest stadium or close to it. Believe me even with a "Franchise QB" some teams have trouble selling out.
     
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    some people dont have the dedication, it its very disapointing
     
  36. Dolfan5000

    Dolfan5000 Mark my words, I'll get mine

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    I would go if I didn't live in Richmond...
     
  37. surrealo

    surrealo Its Football time...screw baseball

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    Ozzy, I am with you on that one....Black Out the rest of the season and youll see how quickly next season will sell out...everyone needs to learn a lesson, and thats lesson is to stop relying on others to buy the tickets for you and support the team if your a real fan, and if not, get the Fu** off this board and dont comment on anything...I used to also take the bus from the golden glades interchange to save on parking, so if I could do it, anyone can and I used to be 15 as well...so i hope every game from here on out is blacked out so every lazy person in town can do something about it..
     
  38. so-long-Ricky

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    It most certainly does! Hopefully by next season CBS will come to their senses and update the required equipment so it will no longer be an issue.
     
  39. so-long-Ricky

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    Like some posters already mentioned, it is very important to support your team by purchasing tickets. It's obvious that everyone doesn't have the funds to go to see the Fins in action but if you do, you should definitely support your team @ least once a year.

    Game tickets, refreshments, food, suites, parking, etc are the only funds that owners arnen't required to share. Last thing anyone wants is another city to offer up a new 700 million stadium with luxary guarntees for practically nothing. Keep in mind this is a business and if ticket sales continue to dwindle (very unlikely of course) no team is safe from re-location (except GB, local gov owns them I believe)
     
  40. Spoon54

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    wow and u guys have been raggin on Panther fans for not being good fans. I cant remember the last time we had a black out, its a rare thing and we have only been around for 10 years, we lack a lot of history and the time to build a GREAT fan base.
     

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