|Indianapolis Colts Owner Jim Irsay|
So now that the Colts are down, how does Irsay repay the fans for their loyalty? By blacking out home games. Fox59 reports:
The Colts told Fox59 that games that are not sold out this season will be blacked out despite new NFL rules.
Currently, there are still around 2,000 season tickets available--something the team is not used to.
Normally, a game that is not sold out would be blacked out per the old NFL blackout rules. Those rules were put in place to make sure fans attended games.
Recently, the NFL announced it's changing those rules, minimizing the chances fans would miss watching their team play. Instead of having to sell out to be on TV, the home team would only have to sell 85 percent of its tickets. It would be up to the team to decide if it would air the game."Obviously the blackout rules would still apply?" Notice the dishonest response by Hall...suggesting that by blacking out the games the team would be just following NFL blackout rules. As the story explains, the team doesn't have to black out games if it is 85% sold out. The fact that there are only 2,000 tickets remaining means far more than 85% of the tickets are sold out.
The Colts, however, are sticking by the old rule: all tickets must be sold or fans can't watch the game on TV.
"We're confident that the games are going to sell out this year, but if for some reason one didn't, then obviously the blackout rules would still apply," said Hall.
The fact that Jim Irsay is a complete jerk of an owner who cares nothing about the community his team plays should be a lot more clear since the people's vision is no longer clouded by Irsay consistently fielding a play-off caliber team.