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Are the New York Jets Facing Blackouts?

Reports of unsold tickets have surfaced, leading to questions of if the team is facing a blackout.

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There is a report that the New York Jets have approximately 12,000 unsold tickets for the upcoming Monday Night clash against the Houston Texans. Personally, I think this is going to be more like when The Boz took on Bo Jackson on the goal line, but that's not the point.

I assume the team is going to buy any unsold seats to avoid a blackout, as they've done in the past. However, there is going to be a certain point where Woody Johnson simply won't keep buying tickets, and we might be facing a blackout. In addition, the more unsold games, the more likely he pressures Rex Ryan and Mike Tannenbaum to start Tim Tebow, if only for purely publicity purposes.

I've said my thoughts on the subject before, and it was met with some serious controversy. The obvious response is, "If the team doesn't want blackouts, then put a serviceable team on the field." It's a good retort. I will say, to those of you that do not want to see Tebow under any circumstances, and I know there are many of you, the more blackouts, the more likely we are to see him. What are your thoughts on the team facing blackouts?

Personally, let's hope the night is darkest just before the dawn.