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.