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    NFL EASES BLACKOUT RULES FOR 2012 - 2013 SEASON

    <font size="3">NFL EASES BLACKOUT RULES FOR 2012 - 2013 SEASON</font>

    "Under intense pressure from fans, the NFL has decided to ease their TV blackout rules for the
    2012-2013 season. Now, instead of a team requiring a sellout to be shown in
    local markets, they will have the option to televise their games once 85% of their
    tickets have been sold.
    <blockquote>


    "It's optional if clubs want to do this and would only affect a few teams,"
    NFL spokesman
    Brian McCarthy told NFL.com in an
    email. "Last year only 6 percent of games were blacked out in a local market.
    This figure is down significantly from 15 to 20 years ago when 25 to 30 percent
    of games were routinely blacked out."</p></blockquote>


    Under this rule alteration, teams will provide more revenue to their
    opponents if the additional 15% of tickets are sold.</p>


    It's important to note that this may not eliminate or even decrease blackouts
    across the league as it's completely optional. However, in the event that a team
    decides to blackout a local market after failing to sell out their stadium, it
    will no longer fall on the shoulders of the NFL – any and all blame will fall at the feet of the
    owners.</p>
    In addition to easing TV blackout rules, the NFL will offer enhanced replay within the stadiums,
    allowing all fans in attendance to view the same replays that officials are
    viewing during challenges."
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    Re: NFL EASES BLACKOUT RULES FOR 2012 - 2013 SEASON

    [quote user="RoanokeFan"]<font size="3">NFL EASES BLACKOUT RULES FOR 2012 - 2013 SEASON</font>

    "Under intense pressure from fans, the NFL has decided to ease their TV blackout rules for the
    2012-2013 season. Now, instead of a team requiring a sellout to be shown in
    local markets, they will have the option to televise their games once 85% of their
    tickets have been sold.
    <blockquote>


    "It's optional if clubs want to do this and would only affect a few teams,"
    NFL spokesman
    Brian McCarthy told NFL.com in an
    email. "Last year only 6 percent of games were blacked out in a local market.
    This figure is down significantly from 15 to 20 years ago when 25 to 30 percent
    of games were routinely blacked out."</p></blockquote>


    Under this rule alteration, teams will provide more revenue to their
    opponents if the additional 15% of tickets are sold.</p>


    It's important to note that this may not eliminate or even decrease blackouts
    across the league as it's completely optional. However, in the event that a team
    decides to blackout a local market after failing to sell out their stadium, it
    will no longer fall on the shoulders of the NFL – any and all blame will fall at the feet of the
    owners.</p>
    In addition to easing TV blackout rules, the NFL will offer enhanced replay within the stadiums,
    allowing all fans in attendance to view the same replays that officials are
    viewing during challenges."[/quote]Wow that last part about fans being able to see what the officials are seeing. Isnt what we are shown during challenges, all the different angles the same thing they view under the hood? I guess the fans at the game don't get that same views, and they are the ones paying the cash for the tickets
    Football has been very, very good to us.
    Even though 2013 was a losing season, we can console ourselves with this fact-

    # of Super Bowl victories since 1985:

    1-Chicago, St. Louis, Tampa Bay, Indianapolis, New Orleans, Seattle
    2-Washington, Green Bay, Denver, Pittsburgh, Baltimore
    3-San Francisco, Dallas, New England
    4-New York Giants!!!!!

    Let's make it 5 in 2014 !!!

    ***Stat provided by "Schloss22"***

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