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  • TV Blackout All But Certainty For Rams-Seahawks On Sunday

    11.24.2009 5:47 pm
    TV blackout all but a certainty for Rams-Seahawks on Sunday
    By Jim Thomas
    St. Louis Post-Dispatch


    After two weeks of near-misses on television blackouts, it appears there is no escaping one this week. With more than 8,000 tickets remaining for Sunday’s game against Seattle at the Edward Jones Dome, it looks like the Thanksgiving weekend won’t include a St. Louis Rams game on local TV.

    “I’m not optimistic at all,” said Kevin Demoff, Rams executive vice president of football operations.

    With so many tickets unsold, Demoff said he doubted that the Rams would ask for a 24-hour blackout extension later in the week.

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    Re: TV Blackout All But Certainty For Rams-Seahawks On Sunday

    That's unfortunate. Doesn't look like there will be 8,000 tickets given out to charity this week.

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