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3 of 4 NFL playoff games this weekend NOT sold out

I'm not posting this as a sports article but rather as a "maybe this is another indicator of how crappy the economy has gotten".


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Michael Nystrom's picture

That's because all the good games are next week

Seahawks, Broncos & Patriots all have byes this week ;-)

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It is currently 7º F outside. The F stands for F-ing cold. I cannot imagine sitting outside in temperatures colder than that for 3 hours. That would be crazy.


As a 12-year football player ... i love this game.
{ street ball / high school / men's league }
{ defensive M.V.P. on a 10-0 team }

As a liberty truther åctivist ... i frickin' hate what the National Football League has become . . .

• military recruiting vehicle
• statist propaganda arm
• illuminati mind control advertisement



• government propaganda vehicle
• another bogus distraction
• maybe we should have "instant replay" challenge everywhere, all the time ? NOT !!!

Maybe this is why?

Minus ten degrees in Green Bay!


This dog would rather watch on TV.

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Hind sight is 20/20

but when the economy does finally collapse in the next couple years, it will be clear that games should not be selling out for the prices they ask when the middle class is being decimated. Re post this question again in 2018 or so and it will have some interesting posts. :-)

NFL games

cost too much money. Plus My favorite team is not local. I'm actually a HUGE Packer fan but live in New Jersey. The plane fees are ridiculously high. If I lived in Wisconsin, I would be there in a heart beat.

For me I won't spend a dime on the NFL

not since Bob Costas' anti gun rant on live TV and the NFL deciding to not allow a self defense ad for the superbowl. For me, they are part of the enemy propaganda machine that I won't feed anymore.

It sucks since I like watching the Bengals and have gone to quite a few games over the years. But they made this decision easy.

Fox Sports' Buzzer Weighs In On This Topic

Jimmy Traina and readers cite cold weather, HDTV, and ticket prices as all playing a part in slow ticket sales.


i use to go to hockey games

too expensive! tickets plus beer and food over 400 bucks. Trust me these tickets were far from the best seats. 5 games a year tend to get expensive. i have become an ultra fiscal conservation in these times of uncertainty.

I am in Cincy

and the league has extended us till Friday to sell out and I believe we will get it done. We sold out every home game during the regular season.

I think the weather and the economy are issues, but also the fact that we didn't find out when the game was being played until Monday so I am not surprised.

Gonna be cold and windy on Sunday. We look forward to playing the warm weather San Diego Chargers...we spanked them a month ago at their place and we will do it even worse here at home....they can't stop our running game at all.

Gonna be a great victory for them Bengals!

All I know is that the high temp here in Green Bay on game day..

will be 4 degrees. I can't imagine many people from sunny SF are going to want to fly up to watch their boys lose in that kind of weather.

9-11 was a panda job.

Rumors are floating

that it'll be -17 degrees Sunday. Kapnernicks skinny chicken legs will freeze!!... I hope so lol.


Oh, liberty and peace too...
-From Kenosha

"There is only one kind of freedom and that's individual liberty. Our lives come from our creator and our liberty comes from our creator. It has nothing to do with government granting it." -Ron Paul

Empty stadium means prices too high.


Free includes debt-free!

Cold weather, bad economy,

Cold weather, bad economy, inconsistent officiating and bad rules.

For instance, if you're a defensive back you're now being coached to hit players low (their legs) than high (their head). Being a rams fan, I constantly see the 49ers and Seahawks get away with hard hits and illegal contact but my Rams (because they suck) can't do those very same things.

^ Blind, reactionary liberalism is ruining not only our society, but our football as well.

Fingers Crossed

Never thought I'd see the day. Hope it lasts...

I have been a huge sports fan all my life

until last year. Then I would only watch a few games every week on TV. This year I couldn't even do that. I only watched about half of my favorite team's games. The unnecessary stops and media timeouts are too much to put up with.

I think once you unplug the TV, you realize that football is 60-75% commercials.

Those who would give up Essential Liberty to purchase a little Temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety
-Benjamin Franklin

What Is the Point of Attending?

Especially when it's a lot warmer in your house than some of these stadiums, the food is much cheaper, the back of your head is not being coughed on by someone with drug-resistant tuberculosis or the flu, and you get far better views, multiple angles, and replays all for the low cost of being forced to watch some stupid TV commercials.

Couldn't agree more.

I like to attend the occasional hockey or baseball game. But football? Nah! The last time I went to a football game was to see the Pats play the Colts the last year the RCA Dome was open. I also had to make the once in a lifetime pilgrimage to South Bend. But since then, I'm much happier at home with my Red Zone.

Who Dey?!?!

Bengals on to the Super Bowl full of empty seats like a Romney campaign stop.

Owning PSL seats

In Tampa I have a hard time selling my tickets for face value. It took me five years in a waiting line to purchase the seats in 2000.In 2006 I finally got the seats.2007 the bottom fell out in Florida .The tixs face value cost was 65 dollars apiece in 2006. Today the face value is 28 dollars. The stadium never fills up. With way to much security pats downs, cant bring this or that inside. A team that finds ways to lose. Nowadays the Referees decides who wins.I think I will give them up next year . I gave up cable TV. I can give up PSLS. I can buy better seats before the game from sellers if I want to see a game. I could also be out in Tampa Bay boating and fishing listening to the Bucs lose. Lovey Smith will have a hard time in Tampa. If he takes the job.

Money talks and dogs bark

The bad economy

might be a reason for poor attendance, but there might be other contributing factors.

The NFL recently banned advertising which depicts firearms, ammunition and 2nd Amendment assertion.

Yet they seem to be just fine with racist rants by folks like Bob Costas, pushing compliance with Obamacare, Mayor Bloomberg's Mayors Against Illegal Guns, violent video game ads, not to mention disgusting unfamily-friendly, occult symbol littered half time shows.

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How could Bloomberg make his ad?

If NFL banned advertising depicting firearms, how was Bloomberg able to create an ad decrying them, without depicting them in some fashion (perhaps only verbally)?

It's behavior like this that will upset the apple cart. Bloomberg left office surrounded by guns that he won't let others surround themselves with. David Gregory is not spending the same amount of time in prison that Adam Kokesh spent, for the same crime (Mr. Gregory was not even charged with a crime!). Selective enforcement leads to, well, selective enforcement by the People.

I'm not promoting violence, merely understanding the words of Kennedy: "Those who make peaceful revolution impossible, make violent revolution inevitable." I still think it's not too late.

(Also, how can a video game be violent without depicting weaponry? Bizarre, unless it was e.g. "Fists of Steel" or something... Note, Betty, I'm not attacking you, merely the inconsistencies of the NFL.)

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The NFL’s ad restrictions bar ads with

"Firearms, ammunition or other weapons; however, stores that sell firearms and ammunition (e.g., outdoor stores and camping stores) will be permitted, provided they sell other products and the ads do not mention firearms, ammunition or other weapons."

Here's the mayor's ad which was allowed to air:

Here's the ad from Daniel Defense which was not allowed:

“According to these guidelines,” writes Guns & Ammo Magazine, “Daniel Defense’s Super Bowl commercial does not violate NFL policy for two reasons:

• Daniel Defense has a brick-and-mortar store, where they sell products other than firearms such as apparel.
• The commercial itself does not mention firearms, ammunition or weaponry.”

When Daniel Defense received notice their advertisement violated NFL policies, which it clearly didn’t, the company attempted to rectify the situation by conceding to alter their logo instead to feature an American flag in the rifle silhouette's place and/or the words ‘Shall not be infringed. The NFL replied with another non-negotiable denial.”

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My Guess

I'm guessing the prices will fall and the seats will be filled once the ticket speculators realize their futures gambles will not pay off and they will need to cut their losses (i.e., people who buy season tickets in hopes that team will make the playoffs so they can sell their playoff seats at substanially higher prices for profit).


while I like football well enough, a big crowded stadium is one of the last places I want to be~ and I hate the implications of that >=[

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SteveMT's picture

In addition, fans are subjected to a frisk & a scan.

Now, imagine being broke on top of all of that. If these games are not sold-out and these games are locally blacked-out, the sheeple won't like that at all. You are right.


When you consider that the inflation rate is closer to 12% when you use the calculation the government used from the late 70's.

Today when the government calculates inflation. Food prices, Energy Prices & Home prices are NOT included in today's calculation.

SO basically everything a human needs to live there life's is not considered in inflation.

Definitely a question of economy...

If they want to increase consumption, a price adjustment may be in order.

This holds for any good including labor. Consumption varies in inverse proportion to price.