Empty Seats Are Becoming a Trend in Detroit, and For Good Reason.

Posted: 25th September 2009 by Ross Maghielse in NFL
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The Detroit Lions' game this Sunday against the Washington Redskins is blacked out and will not be available to the television audience within 75 miles of Detroit. Six of the Lions' past eight home games have been blacked out. This trend will continue. On Thursday, the league mandated deadline to sell out stadiums, the Lions still had 10,000 unsold tickets. The team barley avoided a blackout last week for the Minnesota Vikings game. How many teams have trouble selling out their home opener against a division rival with Brett Favre as the opposing quarterback? I'd say very few. But in Detroit, it's understandable. Fans are upset, as they should be. The Lions organization has successfully alienated one of the most loyal fan bases in professional sports. Detroit is a great sports town. More s ...

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