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Old 09-24-2009, 03:52 PM   #1
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Detroit game blacked out in Detroit area

Just an FYI type thread.
Blackout: Detroit area won't see Redskins game on TV - Washington Times

The NFL really needs to change that rule, and make it a percentage, less than 100%. With no solid basis, I would say 85% just so that the game has the look and feel of an nfl game when it's on tv
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Old 09-24-2009, 04:03 PM   #2
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well wasn't last years game against detroit not sold out, lots of empty seats. At least we get to see us play
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Old 09-24-2009, 04:15 PM   #3
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Re: Detroit game blacked out in Detroit area

That's gonna drive fans to the game and generate a ton of local fan loyalty for the NFL in an area with 15%+ unemployment and an awful team.
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Re: Detroit game blacked out in Detroit area

Its ok, this game is gonna be rated "R" anyways....

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Re: Detroit game blacked out in Detroit area

I agree. I hate the blackout rule. 85, even 90%... but as someone else said, theres 15% unemployment in Detroit...what do youe expect?
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Old 09-24-2009, 04:42 PM   #6
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I agree. I hate the blackout rule. 85, even 90%... but as someone else said, theres 15% unemployment in Detroit...what do youe expect?
I agree. It would be a nice gesture for the NFL to "relax" these rules considering the economy.
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Old 09-24-2009, 05:28 PM   #7
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Re: Detroit game blacked out in Detroit area

I looked up the latest unemployment figures for Detroit - for July it was 28.9%, up from 28.3 in June. I heard on TV this am that 1 in 5 houses are empty. We have a lot to be grateful for here, including a blowout win on Sunday
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I looked up the latest unemployment figures for Detroit - for July it was 28.9%, up from 28.3 in June. I heard on TV this am that 1 in 5 houses are empty. We have a lot to be grateful for here, including a blowout win on Sunday
More than 1/4 unemployed? That's a Third World country number. Geez, Detroit sure has much worse problems than the dreadful Leos.
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well wasn't last years game against detroit not sold out, lots of empty seats. At least we get to see us play
Yeah it was blacked out. Pissed me off. I went to Detroit that weekend to visit the in-laws. Thought I was going to the game, last minute and plans changed. So I thought oh well, I'll just watch it on tv. And wouldn't you know it...for the first time in who knows how long the game was blacked out in Detroit! Got to watch the Chiefs instead
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More than 1/4 unemployed? That's a Third World country number. Geez, Detroit sure has much worse problems than the dreadful Leos.
more than 1/4 would be 25pct.. but it's about 15.5 right now if I recall correctly
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more than 1/4 would be 25pct.. but it's about 15.5 right now if I recall correctly
The stats for unemployment in Detroit listed above were 28%. I was just responding to them.

15.5% is still way high.
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The stats for unemployment in Detroit listed above were 28%. I was just responding to them.

15.5% is still way high.
ahh missed that

never saw that number but googling gives me one report.. most are saying 15.5-17 or so
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I don't give a rat's ass about whether or not people in Michigan see the game. That's their problem.
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