Supermarkets, bank, local business avert NFL blackouts
Stores and banks to the rescue!
Three of the four playoff games this weekend were in jeopardy of being blacked out because not all tickets were sold.
However, local businesses came through on Friday.
In Indianapolis, Meijer, a store that sells everything from groceries to treadmills to jewelry, came through.
Meijer's a superstar in our community. Bought 1200 tix and giving to local military families. Game on WTHR. BLUE OUT, not black out.
— Jim Irsay (@JimIrsay) January 3, 2014
In Cincinnati, the food chain Kroger got Chad Johnson off the hook and saved the day.
— Cincinnati Bengals (@Bengals) January 3, 2014
And in Green Bay, banks, local tv stations and a health care company had to purchase the remaining tickets so the Packers-Eagles game could be see in Wisconsin.
— Jason Wilde (@jasonjwilde) January 3, 2014