Lions granted extension for TV blackout rules

Shaun Hill’s first start as the quarterback of the Detroit Lions won’t go the way so many game have in recent years for the franchise.

The locals will actually get to see Hill perform on local television if they don’t plunk down their hard-earned dough for tickets at Ford Field to see the home opener against the Philadelphia Eagles.

According to the Twitter account of MLive’s Tom “Killer” Kowalski, the Lions have been granted a 24-hour extension to sell out the stadium. There are roughly 2,000 tickets remaining and as Kowalski pointed out, the league doesn’t grant extensions of the Thursday deadline unless it knows the game will sell out.

So, if you’re in Motown, prepare for the beginning of the Hill era, however long it lasts.

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