Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Craptastic

This news is bad enough, but I first heard it from a Packer fan in my fantasy league, which elicited a profanity-filled response more incoherent than Miss Teen South Carolina's views on maps.

According to the Star Tribune, the Vikings' "Sept. 9 game vs. Atlanta in danger of a rare blackout. The Vikings must sell 5,800 tickets by noon Sept. 6, or NFL rules will prohibit the game from being televised in the Twin Cities and many secondary markets around the state."

Well, as fun as Viking games are, there are several reasons I don't want to have to go to that game (the first involves money, the second involves bringing a baby to the Metrodome). But my wife and I are already plotting our course of action if the game is not sold out: going to the Dome early in the morning and getting tickets for the game. C'est la vie, perhaps it will all be for the better: I can part with a hundred dollars and my son's ear drums can be put in danger.

5,800 tickets in a week? I'm looking for 5,800 heroes. True, U.S. American heroes.

16 comments:

  1. Anonymous4:15 PM

    speaking from experience here...the volume in arenas can lead to excessive crying and a desire to leave.

    Micah flipped at the Duke game in Cameron. Just a thought that you might want to see if someone can watch Fox if you are going to the game.

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  2. It's possible, but I have to find some of our non-football fan friends; I don't want to ask people who want to watch football to babysit on opening day. We could do a whole blog post on things not to ask football fans to do on Sundays; babysitting would be on the list. Basically, anything that interupts from watching football at all is on the list. So I guess we don't have write that one. Basically, don't ever ask a football fan to do anything on a Sunday that doesn't involve watching football. If we go, we'll get ear plugs. Eh, I'm just hoping the tickets get sold.

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  3. Besides, your kid was probably crying because he hates Duke. I know if I were at a Duke game, it would lead to me excessively crying and desiring to leave.

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  4. Anonymous4:23 PM

    i would think they could sell those tickets. people probably wait until the last minute or think they're sold out. it's summer and there's baseball so people have been distracted.


    rk

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  5. Anonymous4:23 PM

    My child does not hate Duke, but it will be funny when Fox becomes a Packer fan.

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  6. You might be right, RK: they've sold out games for 10 straight years, so a lot of people might not have even known it was an issue.

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  7. I think living in Boston has confused rk about the popularity of baseball. Redsox > Twins.

    I don't know jack about baseball, so maybe I'm wrong and people here really do care about the Twins as much as people in Boston care about the Redsox. But I doubt it.

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  8. They sold out games cause of Moss and Pep.After last years lack of offence and not so great pre-season its been about 2 weeks since notice that games might be blacked out.Hence the reason Falcons game and Pack game was packaged. If I was you being having kid I would go the 90 miles outside metro area rent room and watch game.Get spa for wife to relax in new toy for kid subway and chips for you.

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  9. P.S. most of the season is in dire straits of being blacked out at home, just heads up.

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  10. While people bring babies to baseball games, honestly, a pro football game is no place for a baby. I fear if this game isn't sold out, I'll be listening on the radio.

    Blackouts generally expand quite a distance outside the Twin Cities--I know plenty of people that live 90+ miles from Minneapolis that would get it blacked out, too. A blackout is a soul-eating monster that consumes everything in its path in all directions.

    Bleh, sorry to use this blog for such whining.

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  11. Anonymous5:53 PM

    A good thing to do on a Sunday is NOT WATCH a Chillidiot coached team - The guy is an idiot..

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  12. 4gotmorethanyouknow6:00 PM

    Ironic: Anon calling ANYBODY an idiot! I think his parents need to monitor his computer access until he learns more words.
    Maybe grandparents would take care of the little fella so parents could attend a game?

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  13. Anonymous7:34 PM

    Duluth will have the game on T.V.

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  14. I might be avoiding the whole hassle and getting season tickets. My wife and I are discussing it tonight. Nuts to blackouts.

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  15. Well what happened season tickets and baby sitter or weekend jaunts to someplace with no blackout.

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  16. I_EAT_MEAT2:07 PM

    Man, I can't shake this depressed feeling that the team is going to be in LA in 2010.

    So bummed.

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