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08:05 AM ET 07.11 | A change in the NFL's blackout rules won't mean much in Indy. The Indianapolis Colts will black out home games on local television if they are not sold out despite the NFL having relaxed its rule and allowing such telecasts if 85 percent of seats are sold. "We're a small-market team, and we need people in the stadium," Chief Operating Officer Pete Ward said. "While we value all of our fans, our first priority is to protect the investment of paying customers." Ward said there are 2,000 season tickets remaining. He said he is confident those will be sold, "but it's not done till it's done." If those season tickets don't sell, the Colts will try to sell them on an individual-game basis. Ward said that wouldn't happen for "three or four weeks."

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July 11, 2012  08:08 AM ET

Joe fan will be happy to know this.

July 11, 2012  08:15 AM ET

wow.......who cares unless you live in Indy.

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July 11, 2012  08:35 AM ET
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thats racist

its all about the green.

July 11, 2012  08:45 AM ET

Well, maybe they should consider the cost associated. To tell fans they can't watch a game on TV because the stadium isn't sold out is ridiculous. This game has gone so far from the blue collar game that it was to an elitist sport, I may actually start watching baseball.

July 11, 2012  08:48 AM ET
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wow.......who cares unless you live in Indy.

It sounds like nobody cares even if they do live in Indy.

This kind of greedy, anti-fan behavior makes me almost ready to say The Colts Suck! but I'm not sure how well that would go over. Let's test it in a small-market-team thread to see how it goes.

July 11, 2012  08:51 AM ET

And if they don't sell them, they'll find a better city and move in the middle of the night.

July 11, 2012  09:00 AM ET
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And if they don't sell them, they'll find a better city and move in the middle of the night.

Be the first kid on your block to have an Andrew Luck "LA Conquistadors" jersey.

July 11, 2012  09:04 AM ET
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Be the first kid on your block to have an Andrew Luck "LA Conquistadors" jersey.

Why not LA Matadors? I know it would make more sense for a basketball team, especially when playing Chicago but LA already has 2 basketball teams...

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July 11, 2012  09:22 AM ET
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Be the first kid on your block to have an Andrew Luck "LA Conquistadors" jersey.

The LA Snorters?

July 11, 2012  09:25 AM ET

Indianapolis a City in Perpetual Blackout!!

July 11, 2012  09:27 AM ET
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It sounds like nobody cares even if they do live in Indy.This kind of greedy, anti-fan behavior makes me almost ready to say The Colts Suck! but I'm not sure how well that would go over. Let's test it in a small-market-team thread to see how it goes.

let's just save that for one team in particular.

July 11, 2012  09:29 AM ET

Best of Luck with all that.

July 11, 2012  09:31 AM ET
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Why not LA Matadors?

Yeah, I like that one, too. Not sure if we can get it by the animal rights people, though. They go bullsheet over bull fighting.

July 11, 2012  09:38 AM ET

If Luck flops Indy may not sell any tickets for a few years.

July 11, 2012  09:40 AM ET
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Yeah, I like that one, too. Not sure if we can get it by the animal rights people, though. They go bullsheet over bull fighting.

In Pamplona, I root for the bulls....I heard they got a few this year....

July 11, 2012  09:54 AM ET
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In Pamplona, I root for the bulls....I heard they got a few this year....

The losers get made into Spam.

 
July 11, 2012  10:06 AM ET
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thats racist

LOL!

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