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All three Florida teams facing blackouts


It’s a given that some, most, or all of the Buccaneers’ 2011 home games won’t be televised locally. The Jaguars once again are in jeopardy of having their games blacked out in their home market, too.

So why not go for the Trifecta?

Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald reports that the Dolphins are facing blackouts in 2011. The team currently has a streak of 102 straight regular-season sellouts, dating back to 1998 and somehow covering all of the post-Marino era, including the 1-15 season of 2007.

Most immediately, Salguero reports that 13,000 tickets remain unsold for the Week Two game against the Texans. Per Salguero, three other regular-season games (Bills, Broncos, Redskins) may not be televised locally, based on the current pace of ticket sales.

The Cowboys a/k/a America’s Team make a preseason trip to Sun Life Stadium on Thursday night, but that national following wasn’t enough to sell all of the non-premium seats. (The two teams play during the regular season, but in Dallas, not Miami.)

It’s a problem that will require a more creative fix than having goofy, one-time promotions, like a reunion of the 2009 Florida Gators. And it’s a topic into which I’ll delve in further detail during today’s PFT Live.