Broncos game — and perhaps season — a sellout

Posted by Darren Urban on December 9, 2010 – 11:57 am

The game Sunday between the Cardinals and Broncos has been officially announced as a sellout, making the Cardinals 52-for-52 at University of Phoenix Stadium on sellouts, assuring that the game won’t  be blacked out on local television and, perhaps most significantly, virtually means the Cards will be blackout-free in 2010. The only home game remaining after Sunday is Christmas with the Dallas Cowboys, and any game with Dallas — regardless of records — is basically a lock to be a sellout.

— A quick reminder, the Cards’ two defensive captains, Adrian Wilson and Darnell Dockett, will be the stars of tonight’s Big Red Rage at Majerle’s in Chandler at 6 p.m. The show airs live on Sports 620 KTAR, or, if you can’t make it in person, you can watch it streamed live right here.

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19 Responses to “Broncos game — and perhaps season — a sellout”

  1. By riwjr on Dec 9, 2010 | Reply

    Pretty good for a 3-9 team. Go Cards!

  2. By carlo7000 on Dec 9, 2010 | Reply

    i think cardinals fans deserve more love from the organization..they deserve big time free agents or they still do their best best pursuing players like paris lennon beisel hadnot wright d.anderson or players in the end of their carrier like edgerrin james or emmith smith

  3. By Cards Dealer on Dec 9, 2010 | Reply


    When will the Pro Bowlers be announced?

  4. By Darren Urban on Dec 9, 2010 | Reply

    Cards Dealer —

    RE: Pro Bowl

    That is usually the Tuesday before the next-to-last game, which would be Dec. 21.

  5. By K-DUB on Dec 9, 2010 | Reply


    Has any thoughts or rumor spread around that the Cards could be looking to McDaniels for a Off Cord. position?

  6. By Darren Urban on Dec 9, 2010 | Reply

    K-Dub —

    RE: McDaniels

    Not that I have heard.

  7. By brad Oneill on Dec 9, 2010 | Reply

    darren where there any big purchases by corporations? i would like to support them if that is the case.

    If not it looks like at least the fans are doing their part this year.

  8. By Darren Urban on Dec 9, 2010 | Reply

    Brad, everyone —

    RE: Sellouts

    I have not heard anything specific of why the sellouts are happening or to who the tickets are going.

  9. By Sean on Dec 9, 2010 | Reply

    Good for them. I’ll try to butter up the wife to take me to some place where we can watch the game out here in MA.

  10. By Chris Waldrop on Dec 9, 2010 | Reply

    How are either of the qb’s looking in practice?

  11. By cards62 on Dec 9, 2010 | Reply

    If you play hard they will come. If you play hard they will come.

    If you do not you will see plenty of emplty seats, Broncos Fans and Cowboy Fans.

    Go Cards play hard and get young players get better.

  12. By B on Dec 9, 2010 | Reply

    Darren,how do they keep selling out…I’ve been to the last two game and the stadium is 1/4 empty(3/4 empty by the 4th lol).Do you know the attendance of last weeks game?

  13. By Darren Urban on Dec 9, 2010 | Reply

    B —

    RE: Attendance

    NFL teams release tickets sold as attendance. They don’t do a head count.

  14. By MikeG on Dec 9, 2010 | Reply

    Hey Darren– You have to give the Card’s organization credit for selling out these games. They have done a nice job marketing and have a growing relations with the fans. I never asked you but— do you like the Card’s being in the NFC West???? or did you think they should have stayed in the NFC East.??? I know geography is a big part of them moving divisions But at one time they had great rivalries with those NFC East Teams when they were in ST Louis and Phoenix!!

  15. By Darren Urban on Dec 9, 2010 | Reply

    MikeG —

    RE: NFC West

    I see no reason why they would be in an Eastern division.

  16. By Money on Dec 9, 2010 | Reply

    RE: Attendance
    Hmmm…I know ticket brokers are taking a big hit on these tickets based on what I saw in the stadium area Sunday and the seats around mine. But that doesn’t explain the thousands of empty upper upper deck seats that I doubt the brokers would be interested in. Darren, can an NFL team donate unsold tickets to a charity prior to the deadline and count that as a sellout? If so, have the Cardinals done that? If a charity suddenly gets 500 tickets, many are going to be unused because of the last minute nature. The upside for the team is the goodwill, maintaining the sellout streak, and the write off. Thanks.

  17. By brad Oneill on Dec 9, 2010 | Reply

    money- i know they give some discounts on tickets to people who participate in the big brothers program. the cards are very generous in the discount and the number of tickets they allow big brothers participants to buy.

    not to mention the dinner they host for big brothers which is amazing for the kids. the players are not only available but they show a genuine interest in the kids and are happy to pose for pictures and just hang out for what is undoubtedly a night many of these kids will remember for their whole life.

  18. By Scott H on Dec 9, 2010 | Reply

    It really is GREAT to see the string of sell-outs continuing on through a rough season. But I have to wonder when that is going to end. I’ve loved this team for over 35 years and even I would have a hard time going to these games when this team is playing the way they are. When this building opened, this team was on the up-swing and it was a perfect complement to a GREAT stadium in which to enjoy a football game. But this team is taking us back to the Sun Devil Stadium days REAL fast and I do not think fan support is going to sustain for long if things stay as bad as they are, say, through the halfway point of next season. Heck, even that may be optimistic.

  19. By Scott H on Dec 9, 2010 | Reply

    Since some of us are thinking in terms of nest year and coordinator candidates…how ’bout Wade Phillips for our defense? First, I have to assume that Davis is gone. And I think Phillips has had his last go round as ahead coach in this league. He just does NOT have what it takes to be the head guy. But as def coordinator? He’s among the best there is for that position. He needs a job and we will ( hopefully ) have a vacancy, so…I’d love to see him here.

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