A pair of grocery chains have stepped in to help prevent two NFL playoff games from dreaded blackouts this weekend.
Meijer's a superstar in our community. Bought 1200 tix and giving to local military families. Game on WTHR. BLUE OUT, not black out.â Jim Irsay (@JimIrsay) January 3, 2014
In Cincinnati, the Bengals were able to sell out Sunday's wild-card showdown with the San Diego Chargers. The Bengals distributed a Friday press release announcing that Kroger has purchased a "large quantity" of tickets that also will be gifted to military families.
Plenty of factors -- including 40-inch television sets -- contribute to the ticket issue, but it's disappointing to see these teams struggle to sell out their most important game of the season. How quickly would playoff action pack the house in Buffalo or Cleveland? Eight seconds? Maybe nine?