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Arizona gets another blackout deadline extension

TEMPE, Ariz. -- The NFL has granted a second, final 24-hour
extension of its television blackout deadline for the
Arizona Cardinals' wild card playoff game against Atlanta on Saturday.

The team has until 2:30 p.m. on Friday to sell its remaining
tickets. A sellout crowd is necessary for the NFL to lift its
blackout of the home television market.

The NFL had already extended the deadline 24 hours to 2:30 p.m.
on Thursday. In a news release, the team said 3,700 tickets
remained.

"Based on the activity we've seen the last couple of days and
particularly in the last 24 hours, we're very optimistic that this
extension will get us where we need to be," said Ron Minegar, the
Cardinals executive vice president and chief operating officer.