Here's What You Can Do To End NFL Blackouts Forever

We did a post yesterday on Richard Nixon's 1972 efforts to forever sustain the NFL's policy of blacking out teams' home games in their local markets. The NFL rejected Nixon's bargain, and so, from 1973 on, only those games with unsold tickets 72 hours prior to kickoff would be blacked out. That rule still stands.

But this year, the Sports Fans Coalition, a lobbying group founded in 2009, has somehow been able to get the Federal Communications Commission to review the rule. And, lo, this is important: the FCC is soliciting comment from the public until tomorrow, and there's a handy website, EndBlackouts.com, allowing you to share your thoughts. Aggrieved fans in Cincinnati, Tampa, Oakland, San Diego, Buffalo, Jacksonville—you have the floor.

[EndBlackouts.com]