Saturday, October 9, 2010

Jaguars will have second blackout of the year

This Sunday the Jaguars will play in their second blackout of the year. After last season all the talk was about the Jaguars not being able to draw a crowd and moving to LA. The funny thing is that the two blackouts this year are both road games, while the three home games this season haven't been blacked out.

The Jaguars seem to be an easy target for people who are looking for a team to move to LA because of the struggles last season. However most people aren't pointing out the fact that across the NFL there have been several teams already have blackouts but not the Jaguars. I guess this is one of those things that as fans we have to put up with until we have a season without any blackouts.

If the Jaguars keep winning I don't think that will be a problem. The games that cause concern are the Browns and Raiders games. I could be wrong but I don't see any problem selling out the general bowl in the Monday night game against the Titans, the Texans or Redskins game.

If the Jaguars are not blacked out for the rest of the season I wonder if the national media will leave Jacksonville alone. There are teams that are struggling worse than the Jags, for example the Raiders who's game against the Texans only drew 32,218. That's less than the Jaguars lowest total of any game last year by nearly 10,000 people.

The bottom line is because Jacksonville is a small market it makes the Jags an easy target. Hopefully the stadium will be full the rest of the year and let the national media start ragging on the likes of Oakland, Buffalo, or the Vikings.

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