This is actually news for Buffalo Bills fans as this week’s game versus the St. Louis Rams is actually sold out and it will be televised locally. I only write about this because last week’s game versus the Jacksonville Jaguars wasn’t sold out, therefore it was not on local television.
The person who did this generous act was Russell J. Salvatore of Russell’s Steaks, Chops and More guaranteed the purchase of all remaining tickets in time to lift the local blackout. As a Bills fan, I say thank you Russell!
I honestly don’t know if this happens in other cities, but I’m sure it does. The blackout rules hit the Bills a lot because Buffalo has the third smallest market and the fourth largest stadium in the NFL not exactly a winning combination.
I think they should modify the blackout rule more so than the one that was proposed this past offseason, I’d have it at whatever the smallest sellout stadium attendance is in the league and that’s the number of tickets that have to be sold in order to clear the blackout. Doing that would get a lot more games on television, and it would give teams incentive not to build monster stadiums like Cowboys Stadium, but that’s just my take, what do you all think? Let me know!
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