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Vikings avoid TV blackout

The 2-9 Vikings have sold out yet another football game, and will allowed to televise the game on FOX 9 this Sunday. Earlier this week, the team announced that 3,000 tickets were available for the Broncos game. They had to be sold by noon today to avoid a TV blackout.
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The 2-9 Vikings have sold out yet another football game, and will allowed to televise the game on FOX 9 this Sunday. Earlier this week, the team announced that 3,000 tickets were available for the Broncos game. They had to be sold by noon today to avoid a TV blackout.

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