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Forged in Steel
10-07-2006, 06:31 PM
From nfl.com:

All games sold out for a record fifth straight week

(Oct. 6, 2006) -- For the first time, all NFL local TV blackouts have been lifted five times in one season, the NFL announced.

All games of the NFL schedule for this Sunday and Monday (Week 5) have sold out in advance of the local TV blackout deadline, enabling every game to be televised in the home-team market for an unprecedented fifth time in a season.

Every game of the 2006 NFL season has sold out through five weeks.

It will be the 18th time since the NFL blackout policy took effect in 1973 that blackouts have been lifted for all games on a single weekend. The previous 17 times have been on Kickoff Weekend in 1998; three times in 2000; once in 2001; four times in 2002 and 2005; and four times this season.

The NFL blackout policy states that games sold out 72 hours prior to kickoff can be televised in the home city.

AZ_Steeler
10-08-2006, 12:31 AM
Wow! That's hard to believe especially when the Cardinals have played like 3 home games during that stretch :lol:

SteelCityMan786
10-08-2006, 12:37 AM
Wow. This is crazy. Shows ya how hard it is to get an NFL ticket.

Steelersfan
10-08-2006, 01:51 AM
That just shows you how far the NFL is ahead of the other pro leagues. They would be wise to follow along.

BlitzburghRockCity
10-08-2006, 02:36 AM
The Steelers have been selling out for so long I can't even remember back that far..but it's nice to see the rest of the league especially the smaller market teams selling out so much. It's great for the league.

The NFL is by far the most successful, and best run sport in the world. Hell its one of the best run businesses period.

Black@Gold Forever32
10-08-2006, 03:52 AM
Wow. This is crazy. Shows ya how hard it is to get an NFL ticket.

Its not hard to get an NFL ticket if you're willing to pay the price. I got three tickets to the Ravens/Steelers game at Heinz Field on Dec. 24. For three tickets it cost me $750.00. But hey its worth it to me since I will be making my first to Heinz Field. It will be the fourth time I have seen the Steelers. I saw two games at Three Rivers Stadium during the 1997 season. Then last year I was at the RCA Dome when we played the Colts on Monday night.

BlacknGold Bleeder
10-08-2006, 10:06 AM
Wait a minute... ya mean other teams don't sell out their stadiums??? WTF kinda fans do they have ???