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  • Rams Request Blackout Exemption Again

    11.19.2009 12:13 pm
    Rams request blackout exemption again
    By Jim Thomas
    St. Louis Post-Dispatch


    For the second week in a row, the Rams have asked for a 24-hour extension to the NFL’s sellout deadline. Without the extension, games must meet sellout requirements 72 hours before kickoff to be televised locally. The extension gives the Rams an extra day, or until Friday afternoon.

    About 4,500 tickets remain for Sunday’s St. Louis Rams game against the Arizona Cardinals at the Edward Jones Dome. Kickoff is 3:05 p.m., St. Louis time.

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    Re: Rams Request Blackout Exemption Again

    That is a lot of tickets to sell. Could be bad for the home crowd.
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      OK St. Louis time to step up

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        Re: Rams Request Blackout Exemption Again

        I haven't been able to get a stream when there has been a blackout this season so people in St. Louis should get to buying some tickets. Nelly could probably buy a thousand or so.

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