Three Of Four NFL Playoff Games Could Be Blacked Out

The NFL maintains the largest live-to-televised enjoyment disparity of any major sport, but that ought to dissipate come the postseason. Yet three playoff games still have thousands of unsold tickets remaining, and broadcasts in those areas could be blacked out this weekend. The deadlines are just hours away. » 1/02/14 11:32am 1/02/14 11:32am

"Stop Being Greedy Cocksuckers": Angry Things Football Fans Wrote To The …

A couple months back, the NFL softened its blackout policy. The league once bound local stations to black out nearby home games if they had unsold seats. Now—although the league still incentivizes complete sellouts—teams have the option of airing their games with as little as 85 percent of their seats sold. It's a… » 7/10/12 3:00pm 7/10/12 3:00pm

Chargers Now Actively Trying To Sell Tickets To Chiefs Fans

The Chargers' attendance issues are legendary. The weather's too nice. The stadium's too old. Norv Turner's just going to do something stupid and they're going to crash out just shy of the playoffs again. There are all sorts of reasons why Qualcomm doesn't fill up. Failing to adequately advertise to fans of the other… » 7/06/12 2:50pm 7/06/12 2:50pm

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. » 2/12/12 3:22pm 2/12/12 3:22pm