Monday, March 23, 2015

Why the NFL's Ban on Blackouts is Self-Serving

Acknowledging TV revenues are surpassing stadium revenues, the NFL has announced the suspension of its controversial blackout policy for 2015.

It was just three years ago the league lowered the threshold for a blackout from a 100% sellout to just an 85% sellout.  But it was no concession to the was for the betterment of the league's bottom-line because the threat of blackouts had lost its mojo.

So likewise, this year's suspension of the blackout policy isn't a concession to's an acknowledgement that the league doesn't need to threaten fans to buy tickets as long as they keep watching on television.

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