January 29, 2005
It's pretty simple. If you're REALLY FED UP with Blackouts, TV timeouts, show promos, the ridiculous fallout from last year's Super Bowl, and all the other byproduct crap of NFL games on TV, then follow the Mad As Hell Fan In America (M.A.H.F.I.A.) POWER of 10 Plan:
November 30, 2004 Week 12 blackouts. At this point of the season, the Arizona Cardinals could fill their stadium almost two and a half times with the number of non-sold tickets this season. What's wrong with that picture?
November 23, 2004
Back on track, tracking blackouts; here are Week 11 blackouts. Football Fans had Desperate Housewives crammed down their throats at the end of Week 10. The only question is, when are Fans going to get desperate enough to cram the BLACK CRUSH down the networks' throat?
November 9, 2004 Week 9 blackouts. Now that the NFL has extended its TV deal, is there any better reason to get focused on BLACKING OUT COMMERCIALS?
October 31, 2004 Week 8 blackouts. Watching NFL games on TV is a treat, but the NFL's blackout policy makes it tricky. Once NFL Fans understand the POWER we have with our remotes, we can turn the trick of CRUSHING the policy.
December 31, 2003 All the NFL wants Fans to do is sit down, shut up, watch commercials and drink beer. TRUE.
December 23, 2003 OK it's official. With only 52,527 in attendance against the Chargers, Pittsburgh really is a blackout town. It's a sad reality, but it's reality nonetheless. The Jaguars getting blacked out has been a reality for the past few seasons, so the sparse crowd of 49,207 that watched the Saints kick their play-offs hope away, is pretty standard down there. But the Colts are rolling to the play-offs and possibly a Division Title. So why were they 3,123 shy of a sellout against play-off-bound Denver?
December 17, 2003 A week later and everything is back to normal. The Raiders drew 45,398 and the Cardinals drew 23,217. But what's up in Indianapolis? The Colts only drew 57,103. That's 3,169 short for a team on their way to the play-offs.
December 10, 2003 What's the world of pro football coming to when the Steelers get blacked out? The PITTSBURGH STEELERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Jacksonville Jaguars had their lowest attendance of the year last Sunday, but the PITTSBURGH STEELERS??????????????
November 3, 2003 Either Budweiser is on the BLACK CRUSH Bus, or "it's just my subliminal imagination, runnin' away with me." What has this Website POUNDED UP THE MIDDLE from the beginning of the season? Change the channel; create drama!
October 28, 2003 BLACK CRUSH Second Anniversary. From Poppa's Pub-sponsored booth at the KJR Sports Radio 1st Annual (and Last) Sports FANtasy Weekend, WeTheFans.com took the (originally named) "Turn The Lights On, The Party's Over" NFL Blackout Petition straight to the FANS of Seattle. But Seattle's only sports radio station turned straight from it. The FANtasy was over! Despite all the HARD talk against the NFL Blackout Policy, the station has always been soft on the FAN-led-grass roots-Web-based protest against it. And that's just the "tip."
October 7, 2003 One of the GREATEST Monday Night Football games ever, right? What would have happened had it been played in Indianapolis? The Colts are 5-0; both home wins were blacked out. If last night's game was in Indianapolis and not sold out, the league's blackout policy is so RIDICULOUS, that game would have probably been in the dark. The NFL is so RIDICULOUS about its policy, it blacked out a nationally televised Sunday Night Game in Seattle while a publicly-financed Seahawks Stadium was under construction. Week 6 BLACKOUT Hot Spots: UNbeaten Carolina play the Colts in Indianapolis; Miami at Jacksonville; Baltimore at Arizona. Raiders are on the road in Cleveland; Seahawks are sold out for the 49ers game. Blackouts on the horizon: San Diego; New Orleans. Who wants to spend GOOD money for BAD product?
September 28, 2003 Shouldn't the Raiders be ALL THE WAY BACK? Eight seasons after the move BACK to Oakland, they went BACK to the Super Bowl. Shouldn't they be BACK filling up the Oakland/Alameda (Network Associates) Coliseum? What's up down there? Definitely a much different climate than in Seattle. Nextel, Home Depot nor any other company stepped up to buy a block of tickets. But then again, 9,000 is three times the block that was knocked off in Seattle last week, but only 60% of the remaining Seahawks tickets three weeks ago. Raiders/Chargers was a GREAT AFC West game and a BIG home win. Raider Fans can read the Recap, Game Stats, Play-by-Play, and Game Book. But this game NEEDED TO BE ON TV IN OAKLAND! Next week the Raiders are in Chicago; TV in Oakland. The only blackout Week 5 HOT SPOT is Jacksonville; Seattle, Arizona, Indianapolis are all on the road.
September 21, 2003 The Seahawks/Rams game was a "Blackout on TV" thanks to Home Depot and Nextel. Despite it's usual 24-hour extension, the Hawks still had 3,000 tickets left before Friday's 1:pm second deadline. So for all intents and purposes, this game was a blackout, but wound up on TV because of corporate sponsors. The Cardinals impressive win over the Packers was blacked out. Jacksonville and Indianapolis, both blacked out last week, were blacked out together in Indy.