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Old 07-13-2013   #1
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Default McCain proposes end to NFL blackout rule

“Now, if that stadium is not taxpayer-financed, then that owner can do anything they want to. But if the taxpayers paid for them then, by God, I think the taxpayers ought to be able to see the game whether they sell out the stadium or not," “McCain testified during a May 14 Senate subcommittee hearing, according to the St. Paul Pioneer-Press.


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Old 07-13-2013   #2
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Default Re: McCain proposes end to NFL blackout rule

I agree with his point. Maybe instead of passing more laws restricting our freedom they would pass this instead?

I don't think this will ever see the light of day anyway.
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Default Re: McCain proposes end to NFL blackout rule

Ok, how about a compromise, something like if the taxpayers funded 40% of the stadium then at least 60% of the tickets need to be sold to lift the blackout.
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Default Re: McCain proposes end to NFL blackout rule

The biggest joke is here in Tampa. That stadium was 100% built by the local taxpayers and the Bucs are in there rent free.

The economy got real bad here and fans couldn't afford NFL tickets as in the past. So for the last few seasons the team is getting blacked out locally which many are saying actually hurts ticket sales because many stop following the team because they can't see them on TV.

In this case where the fans built the stadium and the team is playing in there rent free there should be no black outs.
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Sounds like the Cardinals have attendance issues to me ?
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Default Re: McCain proposes end to NFL blackout rule

Good thing we don't have to worry about it, being that the Texans always sell out.

If I lived in Tampa or Jacksonville, I might be upset, but they're playing like crap anyway. Don't want to spend my money to go see them in person. If I were to watch them on TV it would be during the commercial of the good game.

If I were the owner of the Jags or another such team, I'm doing whatever it takes to get people in the door. Cheap beer before kick-off, $1 pretzels, risque half time shows with wardrobe malfunctions & everything.
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McCain has a great point, can we apply this same argument to who has the rights to show games for Astros and Rockets please .
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Default Re: McCain proposes end to NFL blackout rule

Almost all NFL teams sell 90%+ of their tickets. It's BS that blackouts exist if a game is not blacked out.
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Default Re: McCain proposes end to NFL blackout rule

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“Now, if that stadium is not taxpayer-financed, then that owner can do anything they want to. But if the taxpayers paid for them then, by God, I think the taxpayers ought to be able to see the game whether they sell out the stadium or not," “McCain testified during a May 14 Senate subcommittee hearing, according to the St. Paul Pioneer-Press.
I agree 100%. Make it happen, McCain.
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