Chad Ochocinco is to the rescue … sorta.
The Cincinnati wide receiver went on Twitter and said he would buy the unsold tickets for Sunday’s game against the New Orleans Saints so the game wouldn’t be blacked out locally.
“Dear Cincinnati I’m purchasing the remaining tickets for Sundays game, blackout my ass, now anybody know how many I need ti buy n how much?” Ochocinco tweeted yesterday.
One slight problem, though.
Those tickets had to be sold 72 hours before kick-off and the Bengals didn’t request an extension from the NFL.
Too little, too late, #85.
You have to give Ochocinco credit though. Not many players on a 2-9 team would be willing to open up their checkbook for the benefit of the fans.
Below are the broadcast teams for Week 13 of “Where in the World is Gus Johnson?”
Jacksonville @ Tennessee: Gus Johnson & Steve Tasker (CBS)
Denver @ Kansas City: Ian Eagle & Rich Gannon (CBS)
Buffalo @ Minnesota: Kevin Harlan & Solomon Wilcots (CBS)
Cleveland @ Miami: Greg Gumbel & Dan Dierdorf (CBS)
Chicago @ Detroit: Sam Rosen & Tim Ryan (FOX)
San Francisco @ Green Bay: Thom Brennaman & Brian Billick (FOX)
Washington @ NY Giants: Kenny Albert, Daryl Johnston & Tony Siragusa (FOX)
New Orleans @ Cincinnati: Ron Pitts & John Lynch (FOX)
Carolina @ Seattle: Chris Rose & Ross Tucker (FOX)
St. Louis @ Arizona: Chris Myers & Kurt Warner (FOX)
Atlanta @ Tampa Bay: Dick Stockton, Charles Davis & Jim Mora Jr. (FOX)
Dallas @ Indianapolis: Joe Buck & Troy Aikman (FOX)
Oakland @ San Diego: Jim Nantz & Dan Fouts (CBS)
Pittsburgh @ Baltimore: Al Michaels & Cris Collinsworth (NBC)
NY Jets @ New England: Mike Tirico, Ron Jaworski & Jon Gruden (ESPN)