Sunday, October 5, 2014

The NFL’s year just got even worse as FCC overturns blackout rules

Does anyone remember a number of months ago when Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban stated in an interview that he believed the NFL had gotten so big that they are due for a fall simply from their greed and arrogance?  Well since that time, the NFL has experienced some major PR blunders including ones in areas such as concussions, domestic abuse and even child abuse.
But while Roger Goodell and the NFL might be able to spin the fact that these were incidents done by players themselves and try to avoid any lost revenue from viewers and sponsors, a new ruling by the FCC on Sept. 30 is the very crack in the armor Cuban may have been waiting for, as the regulatory agency voted unanimously to end the NFL’s ability to impose blackouts in cities that do not sell enough tickets to games played in their home stadiums.
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