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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; The blackout covers everywhere within a 100 mile radius of New Orleans.That includes Baton Rouge and the Mississippi Gulf Coast.I live in Hattiesburg MS and if we had a local Fox affiliate we could still see the game.Our Fox affiliate ...

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Old 09-10-2004, 09:35 AM   #11
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The blackout covers everywhere within a 100 mile radius of New Orleans.That includes Baton Rouge and the Mississippi Gulf Coast.I live in Hattiesburg MS and if we had a local Fox affiliate we could still see the game.Our Fox affiliate is located in Gulfport MS so I would be s**t out of luck.Sometimes when the Saints play AFC teams,CBS carries the telecast.Our CBS affiliate is located here in town so we would still get those broadcast.If we get satelite and get NFL Sunday Ticket,our local provider is located on the coast also.This means that even with NFL Sunday Ticket you still can\'t watch the game because your provider is located within 100 miles of New Orleans.The NFL implemented this rule to give each NFL franchise the advantage when it comes to marketing tickets for home games.In the past, the Saints Marketing Dept. has been able to dump tickets into the laps of local businesses such as the local casinos and auto dealerships at the last minute.Then the local businesses would give the tickets away to promote business for themselves.This would ensure New Orleans of a home game sellout each week there by lifting a local blackout.However now it seems local businesses aren\'t showing good returns on their ticket promos,so they don\'t want to do it anymore.The Saints Marketing Dept. has tried for about 3 weeks to get local businesses involved ,but got no response.If they have to depend on local fans to buy all of their tickets,they never will sellout a game except the Atlanta game.If the Saints can get off to a fast start,it should help the situation out a little.as for right now the fans and local businesses are in a wait and see mode.They don\'t want to invest a bundle of money into tickets just to watch the Saints lose.

Anyway I saved myself from having to worry about all of that.I spent $1052.00 for a pair of season tickets.They\'re pretty good seats.They\'re upper level endzone seats.I\'ve had the same seats for three years.I\'m thinking about upgrading them next year.I figure if your going to drive 100 miles 8 times a year to watch the boys play you might as well make it worth the drive.

See yall at the dome on sunday !
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Old 09-10-2004, 10:15 AM   #12
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try rabbit ears and pick up FOX in Mobile, Channel 10. Not blacked out.
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Old 09-10-2004, 10:30 AM   #13
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exactly, a me and a friend of mine went and spent like 200 dollars on a large antenna just in case this happens, that junk reachs mobile nicely
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Old 09-10-2004, 11:24 AM   #14
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exactly, a me and a friend of mine went and spent like 200 dollars on a large antenna just in case this happens, that junk reachs mobile nicely
For 50 bucks more apiece, you and your buddy could have been sitting next to me in the Dome on Sunday......LOL.
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Old 09-10-2004, 11:50 AM   #15
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Well I\'m not effected by the blackout, thank the Lord!!! That\'s what I love about north Louisiana. We never get any of the games blacked-out. Unless the Shreveport stations decide to run a freakin Cowgirls game. That\'s why I normally watch the Monroe stations.
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Old 09-10-2004, 12:48 PM   #16
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YAAAY!!!!! I live in mobile and will get to watch the game..... My girlfriend thought I was proposing to her when I got down on my knee and asked if see wanted to go to the game…(been fighting every since….. lol).
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Old 09-10-2004, 03:33 PM   #17
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exactly, a me and a friend of mine went and spent like 200 dollars on a large antenna just in case this happens, that junk reachs mobile nicely
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For 50 bucks more apiece, you and your buddy could have been sitting next to me in the Dome on Sunday......LOL.
Heh, Sunday is my day to watch the girls, you wouldn\'t want me sitting next to you with twin 4 year old girls.
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Old 09-10-2004, 03:42 PM   #18
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what seats do they 44$ tickets get you.
I would say any seat not in the 500 and 600 levels are 80 + each..

I went to a few last year and after I spend 280$ on 4 tickets to watch the horror in person. When brooks gave the game away to tampa I vowed I will not spend any more money on tickets until we start producing some wins or at least some solid play.

Spending 200-300 dollars to go to a game is a lot of money to me for the to be 8-8..
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Old 09-10-2004, 03:57 PM   #19
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The $44 dollar tickets are in the 600 section corner end zone all the way up top.
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Old 09-10-2004, 06:57 PM   #20
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Benson and some of the other business owners in New Orleans who reap the benefits of the Saint\'s playing there every other Sunday should have bought those damn tickets.
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