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  1. Gwedd

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    Amazing. This is the final home game for the Bills, and they're also playing the Broncos, etc.

    Tim Tebow Not Enough: Broncos-Bills Blacked Out In Buffalo - SBNation.com

    What a sorry situation for that franchise and those fans.
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    Oh, how the Bills have spiraled out of control. They had their franchise QB, a playmaking defense, and the best running back in the league. Now they have none of those. And now this.
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    Yup. Not even the chance to see Tebow live could save this franchise. I know that times are tough there too, and in a sense I feel sorry for those folks, but almost all the problems this franchise has is the direct result of their owner's decisions.

    If this was the JESTS I wouldn't shed a tear, though.
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    This is the game the broadcast maps have showing to the majority of the country. Does this mean that I have a chance to still see the Pats game here in SC?
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    Probably not.

    A blackout only applies to the home market; it doesn't prevent nationwide broadcast.
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    Sadly, no. Unless you have Sunday Ticket, you'll still be getting the Broncos/Bills game.

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    Just because it is blacked out in Buffalo, does not mean it will not be shown in select markets.. i.e. the Denver market.
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    I hope its blacked out in the Toronto area as well.
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    F&ck smug ***** Bills fans..they deserve all this.
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    Can you blame the fans for not wanting to go to the game? It's the same thing year in year out for Bills fans. Hell, the city in general has had bad luck with their sporting teams.
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    Are you saying that people named Wilson are cheap bastids?
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    so the network chose to black out the Chosen One???after nearly giving birth to tens of millions of Chosen media babies just last week?..pretty fickle sports media at work...
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    Is it me?...or just a coincidence that as soon as Fitzpatrick got his very generous new contract,he has really sucked.
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    When was the last time Bills fans were smug?

    As to the OP, the Bills were #1 in the league this year in time missed for injuries. With no depth, they can't overcome something like that. But the franchise has at least made some positive moves in the past year or so - I doubt they'll continue to be basement dwellers for long...
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    It is not due to the weather, this is pretty balmy for Buffalo...

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    Typical Harvard grad
    Once they win what they want, they start sucking big time
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    I actually feel bad for the fans.

    I mean, there are probably a ton of local fans who like watching the game, but would rather sit at home or with a group of friends at the bar and watch it rather than face the Buffalo weather.
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    Two factors to consider here. The stadium is bigger than most NFL arenas at 73,100, but tickets also are quite cheap -- perhaps the cheapest in the league. No doubt that if the Bills were winners, fans would fill the place.
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    Odds are it would not be blacked out per se in the Toronto region. Canadians generally get football one of two ways, either on a Canadian network such as CTV, Sportsnet or TSN or through an American network such as CBS or FOX.

    The thing is that CBS and FOX do not have Canadian stations and Canadians receive a feed from a city geographically close to where they are (this can be different based on your provider). For instance, for my digital cable provider here in Nova Scotia all of our US networks (ABC, CBS, FOX and NBC) come from Boston so we see every Patriots game. On the other hand, a colleague of mine who has a different provider has some of his US networks streamed from Boston and others from New York.

    So, it would likely be a toss up for someone from Toronto. If their CBS feed comes from Buffalo they would likely be blacked out, but if it comes from Detroit, Chicago, etc. and those cities get the game, so would Toronto.
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    I wouldn't mind the Bills winning to knock Denver off....i don't want to see that putrid Denver Offense in the Playoffs. They would get knocked out too easily. I am cheering for San Diego or the Raiders. Atleast they would put a fight against the 5th seed.
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    45 degrees and sunny on Saturday
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    I live in Rochester, so I know for a fact when they blackout games that all local markets are blacked out.
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    It is going to be cold.

    Its Christmas weekend.

    The season is over. The game is nothing more than the a pre-season game for next year.

    I poke fun of fan bases that have blackouts when their team is not 100% out of the playoffs. Once the season is over who cares.
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    The stadium seats 73k even with a couple of sections closed. It's actually a 78k stadium. But still, 73k - 24k = 49k. Walk up is probably around 10k, but even then, 45k is about the season ticket base, so you can expect the stadium to be half empty.

    Have a look at Buffalo's drafts, and you can understand why the support is tepid. They do draw better (if you look at revenue and attendance) than about 10 other NFL teams, but look at that draft:

    First Rounders / Who they could have taken within next few picks:

    2010 CJ Spiller / Jason Pierre Paul
    2009 Aaron Maybin / Bryan Orakpo
    2008 Leodis McKelvin / Ryan Clady
    2007 Marshawn Lynch / Darelle Revis
    2006 Donte Whitner & John McCargo / Haloti Ngata & Nick Mangold
    2005 NO PICK / (traded for Losman + second rounder) Aaron Rodgers
    2004 Lee Evans & JP Losman / Steven Jackson (instead of Losman)
    2003 Willis McGahee / Nnamdi Asomugha
    2002 Mike Williams / Dwight Freeney
    2001 Nate Clements
    2000 Erik Flowers / Keith Bulluck

    12 players taken in the first round over a decade, and the only ones who produced for them were Lee Evans and Nate Clements (McGahee and Lynch excelled only AFTER leaving Buffalo)

    Say they had only taken one third of the guys after the slash (/), they could have ended up with Freeney, Ngata, Clady and Pierre Paul.
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    You forgot the other factor. The Bills haven't made the playoffs since the 1999 season. Remember the Bills starting Rob Johnson over Flutie in what turned out to be the "music city miracle?"

    As you said, the Bills Stadium is too big for that market.

    I don't blame Bills fans one bit. They are telling Ralph Wilson that enough is enough.
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    The stadium is too big for 90% of NFL markets, but in case people think there aren't many people up here, it's just not true. The Bills draw within an hours distance from a total population of 6 million. That's a lot of people. Within 1 1/2 hours drive it pops up to 9 million. 25% of the fanbase is from a region of Canada where 5.5 million people live (Ft. Erie, St. Catharine's, Hamilton, Toronto). I've sat next to Bills season ticket holders from Ottawa.
    On the USA side, there are 3 million people (Buffalo, Niagara Falls, Rochester, Jamestown).
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    Crossing the border for an NFL game must be a pain in the arse and the Stadium is awful. Small concourses and a severe lack of bathrooms isn't a winning formula for an NFL Stadium.

    It also doesn't help that Buffalo has a terrible reputation when it comes to drunken fans.
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    I could argue that Bills fans are worse than jets fans ( Id lose, but I could argue it) Every time they win a game they walk around like king sh@t. Cant stand it. When they beat the pats, all of them kept talking about how awesome they were and how they were "for real" now FF a month or so and things are back to normal and there are no bills fans around...its the same with the dam Sabers fans as well.
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    Hmmm. The Los Angeles Bills has sort of a pathetic ring to it, doesn't it, though?
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    If anyone ever feels sorry for Bills fans, go to the forum at twobillsdrive.com and click on any thread that mentions the Pats or Brady. They're pathological. Understandably pathological, but still.
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