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Wednesday, September 23, 2009
Bucs won't face television blackout

By Pat Yasinskas

Posted by's Pat Yasinskas

TAMPA, Fla. -- The Bucs' string of selling out every game in the history of Raymond James Stadium, which opened in 1998, will last another week.

Put the streak at 94 (regular-season and postseason games) for Sunday's game with the Giants because a team official just told me the game won't be blacked out on local television. There are a few tickets left at the moment, but the team is expecting to sell out shortly.

That's the good news, but keep an eye on this situation later in the season. If the Bucs continue to struggle, selling out games against the likes of Carolina, the Jets, Saints and Falcons could be a lot harder than selling out against the Giants and the Cowboys, who the Bucs hosted in the season opener.