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Chargers Get a 24-Hour Extension For Blackout

Dec 1, 2013; San Diego, CA, USA; The San Diego Chargers girl cheerleaders perform during the Chargers 17-10 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals at Qualcomm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Stan Liu-USA TODAY Sports

The San Diego Chargers got an extension to try to sell out the game this weekend against the New York Giants. The bad thing about all these games being at home is the possibility of them getting blacked out. It is also bad because the team has not been playing that well at home.

Hopefully the Chargers will be able to sell the tickets to get the blackout lifted. It is not an issue for anyone going to the game, but I know there are a ton of people that enjoy watching the game from their couch.

I just want to watch a win. Knock out the New York Giants and then come back strong the following week.

Topics: San Diego Chargers

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  • Gunnar Martin

    Even with our record, I’m a little surprised that this would happen. After all, it is ol’ Eli coming to town, and everybody knows our history with him. I hate to diss our fan base, but that’s just embarrassing.

    • Joel Ayala

      Big props bro for making it from Utah. I’m born and raised in SD. but moved to Utah for a year and half. and now I’m back in Diego. love Utah.

  • Blue&gold_blood

    Gunnar no disrespect . But man as a fan it’s though to just throw your money away like that and feel lousy … I been to two games . Last year against the falcons ( we all know how we got killed ) I payed $275 for that ticket . This year I went to the Bronco game and spent $250 for that ticket . We also lost . ( I’m not counting the money I spend to go out there, I’m from LA, not counting the money I spend in there ) it all adds up. If we would win, I would say well worth it . But we lose , and those tickets are not cheap , and I feel lousy all numbed out on the 3 hour drive back …. You got to understand some of the fans too.

    • Gunnar Martin

      I do get that. It’s not easy to get tickets cuz they are so pricey. I went to the Bengals game. Expensive seats. Pretty lousy game. Came all the way down from Utah to see it. That’s an 11-14 hour drive. But honestly, I still felt that it was worth it because of the first-person experience.

      Now I’m not saying that San Diegans should prioritize going to the games over having their other essential needs. Quite frankly, I’m not even sure what I’m trying to say. I guess it’s just a bit appalling to see that your team’s game is gonna be blacked out, even when they are in FAR better shape than many other teams in the league whose games are never in any danger of that. Makes it embarrassing to think that your team’s fan base has fair-weather fans instead of being completely loyal (not saying they actually are, that’s just how it appears from the outside). But seriously, I totally understand that many decide not to shell out the $ to go to a game that has such a low profit for going. It’s just disheartening, that’s all.

      • Blue&gold_blood

        Damn that’s crazy, what fans do . All the way from Utah. Good stuff. But I get ya too. That being said. I already got my tickets for the raiders game. We going to spank some wanksters lol

      • http://www.BoltBeat.com/ Peter Thompson

        Bolt beat staff writer David O’Rourke & I are driving down together with my homies where we are hosting A Bolt Beat tailgating session with ChargerGirl Cindi this weekend! We will be flying the new BB banner too! I’ll post pics n’ stuff from the event =)

        • http://boltbeat.com/ ChargerGirl Cindi

          Yay!

        • arnie

          I ‘ll try to scrape some cash together to join in, no ticket though. i’ll have to be happy hanging out with the Bolt Beat family. keep your fingers crossed.

          • http://www.BoltBeat.com/ Peter Thompson

            Dude… that would be awesome! I would kick you $10 to come down, if it helps.

    • PakMaN

      I spent $350 for the ATL game last year, not a single fucking TD scored. Not only that, but I spent 6 hours commuting both ways.

      • Blue&gold_blood

        Actually $350 sounds about right . I was seating in section P32 row 2….

  • http://boltbeat.com/ ChargerGirl Cindi

    Buy tickets people! Then stop in at the BoltBeat tailgate!

    • http://www.BoltBeat.com/ Peter Thompson

      Can’t wait to finally meet you!!!

      • http://boltbeat.com/ ChargerGirl Cindi

        What’s the plan? Are we setting up in J1 again? Email me then we can post. Ernie, you are coming, right?

        • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

          I have tickets… but there still is a question on if i will be able to get down there. will let you all know

  • veazy

    The reason the Chargers always have some blackout watch is mostly shitty management at a non-football level. I’m sick of hearing about how SD has so many things to do and so many transplants as if people native to San Diego are a minority, that’s an excuse. There are so many other franchises in much bigger and much smaller markets that do better, and not just in the NFL either. How often do you see the Chargers advertised on TV, the internet, or even when you go outside? Seriously, San Diego has no excuse to be considered a small market. It’s a good tourist location, and has a better economy than the cities in which other teams play, and it also has the busiest international border crossing IN THE WORLD, meaning that’s two local cities/counties (whatever) from which to draw a core fanbase from. When you look at other successful franchises, one thing they have going for them is marketing on a grand scale. You can almost consider the New York Yankees, Manchester United, and Chicago Bulls logos as some sort of fashion brand. The best this team can come up with are a few cheesy television commercials and bud light billboards. The ownership is fucking stupid or something and obviously doesn’t have the drive or ambition to see the franchise grow. I’m pretty sure they don’t really care about the Chargers and/or they’re really incompetent.

  • http://boltbeat.com/ ChargerGirl Cindi

    Blackout lifted!!!!!

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