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Tuesday, January 5, 2010
Cardinals not quite sold out

By Mike Sando
ESPN.com

The Cardinals began selling playoff tickets to people with Arizona billing addresses Monday.

They opened sales to all others Tuesday.

"Fewer than 2,000" remained by this afternoon, according to a news release from the team.

This information can be spun a few ways. We could say "nearly 2,000" tickets remained to make it sound like the Cardinals were having a hard time sellout out a playoff game.

The game against Green Bay will almost certainly sell out in time to avoid a local television blackout. The fact that tickets remained available after nearly two days of sales suggests the Cardinals can expect to see quite a few Packers fans in attendance.

The team did not immediately sell out playoff games last season.