Browns Hope To Avoid TV Blackouts In 2009

Discussion in 'Cleveland Browns' started by MediaGuy, May 12, 2009.

  1. MediaGuy

    MediaGuy Ball So Hard University

    The expansion era has been a marathon Brown-out on the field, but no Browns home games have been blacked out on local TV since the team came back in 1999. That could change in 2009 unless the Browns reach season-ticket goals, but the team does not want such an embarrassment. Based on where were at right now, President Mike Keenan told The Repository, we dont expect that to be any issue whatsoever. The team is working through season ticket sales, with single-game sales set to begin July 1.

    Source: Canton Repository
  2. CaptainStubing

    CaptainStubing Gave her a Dirty Sanchez

    cleveland really has some of the most loyal fans in the country. they show up to the stadium year after year even though their organization has traditionally been one of the worst over the last 40 years. (only 4 playoff wins in the last 40 years).

    interesting sidenote: for 25 years prior to the last 40 years, with paul brown and blanton collier at the helm, the browns only had 1 losing season in 25 years.

    isn't that hard to comprehend? ONE losing season in 25 years? Boy, where have those days gone for Browns fans?
  3. cpgobrowns

    cpgobrowns < Deer/Headlights

    Yeah, it's been sad, especially for the expansion Browns. The fans are still loyal. Maybe tired of some crap, but still loyal. This has more to do with the economy, overall, but especially in Cleveland. The fans that actually care are being priced out (or at least up to the nosebleeds) all over the NFL. I would love to be able to buy single game tickets at face value though.
  4. CaptainStubing

    CaptainStubing Gave her a Dirty Sanchez

    yep, cpgo, the combination of huge ticket price increases year after year throughout the league and a bad economy will probably equal a lot of blackouts this year. I think the league has even been looking at reducing the requirements to have the game televised locally because of the situation.