NFL drops the "Blackout" rule...

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  1. Mlaw

    Mlaw Quite Contrarian Gold

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    So now all you drunks can drink to your heart's content on Sundays, Mondays and Thursday without repercussions :c

    The National Football League is dropping its blackout rule for the 2015 season.

    The rule prevents games from being broadcast in a team's home market if the tickets aren't sold out. It's been around since the 1950s, when NFL games were first televised.

    http://money.cnn.com/2015/03/23/media/nfl-blackout-rule/index.html

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  2. BrulesRules

    BrulesRules Just grab 'em in the biscuits

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    and Jacksonville, Oakland and Cleveland fans rejoice :cheer:
     
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    Finally the NFL catches up with 1982 :fil:
     
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    Shivvy 100k Post Club

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    such a stupid rule
     
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    Lou Loomis Feel the Gern

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    I'm still going to tell my lady I have to go watch the game at the strip club every once in a while...
     
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    DrSublux Who am dis VIP

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    Football is the worst sport to watch live at a stadium. Tailgating is fun, but the game all they do is stand around waiting for the commercial TO to end. FUcking ponderus man ponderous
     
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    Shivvy 100k Post Club

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    i had season tickets to the Dolphins for years. i had more fun before the game than during
     
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    Stevie Now go...Ohm.

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    San Diego will still suck.
     
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    Not in Cleveland. The Browns suck, but they have loyal fans that always buy tickets. In the 6 years I've lived here, I don't recall a single home game being blacked out.
     
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    3 hour game

    1 hour of commercials

    11 minutes of play time


    Why is this shit popular
     
  11. freds

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    Americans for the most part love commercials. how else can you explain the popularity of the NFL and NBA and the indifference to soccer and hockey?
     
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    I don't no man I don't get it i can't stand commercials.
     
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    It would be nice if both Fox and CBS could show two games every week.
    That way if the home team game is a blowout, there's something else to watch.
     
  14. freds

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    i try to only watch DVRed shows. shit is mind numbing.
     
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    ChuckZ You're so pusillanimous, oh yea.

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    I watch without sound while on the computer.
     
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    Stevie Now go...Ohm.

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    NFL RedZone
     
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    NBC. CBS lost the contract to FOX.
     
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    fantasy faggot.
     
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    No they didn't you dumbass
     
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    HAL HAM

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    Golf is less boring than football