[QUOTE=petejet;4501103]I don't recall either game being blacked out?[/QUOTE]
That's because the Jets paid a fortune to buy up all the unsold seats.
[B][SIZE="3"]Neil Best Reports Jets Wonít Be Blacked Out[/SIZE][/B]
by Bassett on May 13th, 2010 at 12:45 pm
While itís recently been reported that the Jets ticket situation might cause a blackout, Neil Best of Newsday reports that itís not going to happen Ö that the Jets will eat whatever doesnít get bought.
With thousands of seats still to sell, the Jets could face the prospect of a stadium speckled with empty, gray seats when they open against the Ravens Sept. 13.
There is one thing fans need not worry about, though: Whatever the state of personal seat license sales four months from now, they will be able to watch their team on ESPN that Monday night.
The Jets have no intention of allowing their home games to be blacked out, even if it means writing a check to make the problem go away.
A person familiar with the teamís plans said Wednesday if they have to the Jets will employ a loophole in the blackout rule that allows a team to pay the NFL the visiting teamís share of unsold tickets.
That figure is 34 percent of the face value Ė a potentially expensive bill but one the Jets are prepared to pay.
The question, of course, is whether it will come to that. And on that point, the Jets are adamant. They insist it wonít.