At the strike of 4PM EST, the Cleveland Browns were to find out their fate regarding the broadcast of their upcoming game against the San Diego Chargers. It looks like the thousands of remaining tickets did not sell, but the NFL has apparently given the team a 24-hour extension.
As of the extension, their are still a “few thousand” tickets still unsold. Given that there was not a collective purchase of the seats prior to today as there were for the Monday night game against the Ravens, it appears that there will not be anyone coming to save the day for the 4PM kickoff this Sunday.
Earlier this year, extensions were granted for other NFL teams due to claims of poor economic conditions. Given that a zero percent unemployment rate would not force fans to buy tickets for a 1-10 football team, the current extension seems superfluous.
The team has announced that several thousand tickets still remain for the December 27th game against Oakland as well as the January 3rd game against Jacksonville.