It went right down to the wire, but the Lions were able to sell the final 2,000 tickets for Sunday's game in the last 24 hours to prevent a blackout. The remaining 2,000 tickets that were sold completed the sellout, keeping the streak alive of a game at Ford Field never being blacked out.
I don't know how those final tickets were sold, but I am just thankful that they were. After a win in the season's opening weekend, fans want to be able to watch their team, especially against a division rival like Minnesota. The one thing this does tell me, though, is that people aren't wanting to go to Lions games nearly as much as before. You wouldn't think a team would have any trouble selling out their home opener, but for the Lions, that's exactly what happened. If it means anything then it shows that fans aren't as willing to plop down the dollars to watch Detroit in person due to previous years' debacles. Hopefully William Clay Ford takes note of this. It's doubtful that he does, but let's just hope it got his attention.
Kickoff for Sunday's game against Minnesota is set for 4:05 p.m. ET on FOX.