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Pulling the plug on the Jags

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By Claude Lewis

There I was, watching the opening minutes of the Jaguars against Buffalo, when zap, all of a sudden we?re switched to the Bengals against the Titans.

Just how I wanted to spend my Sunday afternoon.

After some scrambling, I finally was able to tune the game in on radio on the static-laced AM band.

Oh well. Better than nothing.

But it got me to thinking. Usually when a team is close to selling out, a major sponsor will buy up the remaining tickets to prevent a blackout. And the local TV affiliate that would gain by showing the game would also help the cause.

Why isn?t there such a sponsor ready to step up in Jacksonville?

If they want to keep the team in Jax, everybody needs to seriously pull together at all levels from marketing to sponsorship.

???

Another thing about the basic Dish satellite TV package in these parts:

Since there is no local NBC affiliate, there?s no Sunday Night Football.

I missed the Eagles courageous effort against the Patriots.

?Isn?t that the team that got caught cheating?? chimed in my wife, who thinks football means Manchester United.

?Yea,?I answered.


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