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Old 09-30-2014, 09:36 PM
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Default NFL's blackout rule to get blacked out

The NFL blackout rule is largely symbolic these days ? just two games were kept off local airwaves due to the lack of a sellout during the 2013 season.

It?s a controversial measure, however, because taxpayers regularly dole out hundreds of millions in direct and indirect support to construct NFL stadiums that are owned and operated by the teams. You could argue, and the lobbying group Sports Fan Coalition did, that even the guy in his living room is a paying customer these days.

It apparently worked. On Tuesday, the FCC, at last, eliminated the old blackout rule.

While the FCC declared it a ?victory for sports fans,? don?t celebrate too much. The league can still negotiate a private deal with its broadcast partners to keep non-sellouts off the air and the government probably wouldn?t interfere with that (although it could).

Still, this remains a historic moment if only because the government protection of blackouts has been under attack for more than six decades.


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It's time to breakup the monopoly status of football. Period.

They are fat cat's that have been spoon fed.

turn off the spigot.
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Old 10-02-2014, 06:47 AM
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It's time to breakup the monopoly status of football. Period.

They are fat cat's that have been spoon fed.

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Not political, just fairness. BTW, we could stand to breakup both political parties too. Big FAT CATS are not limited to the GOP.
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Back in the day... During the NY Giants blackout games ( Yankee Stadium ) we would travel to CT get the games up there .Which was not much of a ride ...getting back was the problem.
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The FCC is considering a huge blackout on Snyder's team. I for one am not excited about this historic moment RobS talks about. More subterfuge, distraction from what they are getting ready to do, which by the way shakes the foundation of our country like a 7.5 earthquake.

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