UPDATED: TUESDAY 10:15 p.m.:
The San Diego Chargers announced today that, not surprisingly, approximately 5,500 tickets need to be sold by 1:15 p.m. Thursday lift the local television blackout of Sunday’s game against the Buffalo Bills at Qualcomm Stadium.
Further, the team says that if the blackout is lifted, the game will be seen in San Diego on KFMB-TV, Channel 8 and in Los Angeles and Orange County on KCBS-TV, Channel 2.
Hold on there. CBS’ national game of interest in that 1:15 p.m. window is Oakland at undefeated Green Bay. Would KCBS really defer to the Chargers’ wishes/demands and air their game instead when it’s not mandatory (since it’s not a Chargers’ road game)?
The answer: No. A KCBS spokesman tonight said the station will stick with covering Oakland-Green Bay. Gotta go with the bigger ratings, right?
KCBS has the doubleheader window on Sunday, carrying the Kansas City-N.Y. Jets game at 10 a.m. KTTV-Channel 11 is set to carry the Chicago-Denver game at 1:15 p.m.