Add this title to the captain obvious category. Just below this I talked a marketing effort/thank you on the Chiefs behalf to generate interest in season ticket sales. President Denny Thum among others personally delivered season tickets to some of the team's long time season ticket holders while KCTV5 cameras followed.
In an item posted on NBC Action News, Thum talked about the bottom line.
"It's all about selling out games," Thum said. "The key to the NFL is television. And we're not interested in blackouts."
Forcing fans to buy a preseason ticket to see two of the marquee teams, such as the Steelers and Cowboys, is gaining momentum by more than a few teams in the league. Capitalizing on the most popular games for teams in danger of selling out is a necessity. The Chiefs have to be on TV. The NFL needs to maximize TV exposure to generate popularity with the fan base of teams that have won only two of their last 25 games.
Thum operates on the business side of the organization and is right when doing everything he can to avoid a blackout. Sometimes the business side is ugly but Chiefs fans might at some point be facing the possibility of not seeing the team on TV this season.