FCC considers ending the blackout rule

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  1. CloakNNNdagger

    CloakNNNdagger Site Contributor

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    Finally, the voice of reason may become fan friendly.

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  2. gwallaia

    gwallaia Moderator Staff Member

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    I wonder how many Oiler home games we missed because of that stupid rule?
     
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    A pile of 'em. That's why the Cowboy games are what we were watching then!
     
  4. Dutchrudder

    Dutchrudder King of the Potato People

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    I had no idea that was an FCC rule, I figured it was just an NFL rule. Why couldn't the NFL just make it a league rule if this one is removed from FCC regulations? (assuming they want to keep it)
     
  5. CloakNNNdagger

    CloakNNNdagger Site Contributor

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    This is a common misconception.

    The black out rules were established by the NFL.......NOT through governmental regulation. The Congress stepped in at one point just to try to make the original rules half-way palatable.

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    Dutchrudder King of the Potato People

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    Ah, OK thanks. Still seems very convoluted to me. I don't understand how it helps any of the teams anyways.
     

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