No last minute bailouts from corporate partners like Kroger or 5/3 Bank. No sudden reversal of Scrooge by Mike Brown to buy up the tickets at $0.34 on the dollar to say 'thank you' to blindly loyal fans that have sold out PBS over the past seven years.
It's past 1pm here in the East, and that means the sellout streak is officially, without a doubt, over. No one within a 75 mile radius of Cincinnati that is not inside PBS will be subject to a live visual of the Bengals matchup with Buffalo on Sunday.
How will you celebrate?
UPDATE: The Bengals have released the following statement:
“We want to thank our fans for backing the Bengals during a record, seven-year streak of sellouts that has covered many memorable games and two division titles," the team said in a statement. "The Bengals fan base has been a strong one for all 43 of our seasons, and we deeply appreciate their support and the great homefield advantage they give us. We are sorry the streak won’t continue this week, but we have great fans who make every home game exciting, and we look forward to another enthusiastic crowd for our game against the Bills this Sunday.”