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  1. Yearbook, Nov. 12: NFL blackouts approved

    Patrick Dorsey

    Nov. 12, 1953: In the fledgling days of the NFL, commissioner Bert Bell designed a strategy to try to keep local fans from all staying home and watching games on TV. His solution: Blacking them out for all households within a 75-mile radius, a ruling...

    Blog | November 12, 2012
  2. Fifty years later, NFL blackouts remain an issue for fans

    Shaun Assael

    The San Diego Chargers held a moving ceremony on Sunday to honor Junior Seau at Qualcomm Stadium. As the Hall of Famer's family watched a tribute to his life on the JumboTron, Chargers who were wearing his No. 55 on their helmets choked back tears. B...

    Blog | Conversation | September 18, 2012
  3. In Case You Missed It: The Day In Sports

    AP Photo/Julie Jacobson Bush to be Stripped of 2005 Heisman....or Not? Will Reggie Bush keep his Heisman? Reports said Tuesday that the 2005 Heisman Trophy will be stripped from former USC running back Reggie Bush, and that the award would remain v...

    Blog | September 08, 2010
  4. 3P ET: Sources: Tom Brady Deal Not Done; Donovan McNabb Says He's...

    BRADY DEAL NOT DONE: The Boston Herald reports Patriots QB Tom Brady has been offered a three-year, $58 million contract extension and the deal is imminent. If the report is correct, when combined with Brady's current $6 million deal, Brady would e...

    Blog | September 07, 2010
  5. FCC votes to drop sports blackouts; NFL says it won't change

    The Federal Communications Commission voted 5-0 to eliminate its sports blackout rules Tuesday, but the NFL said that it doesn't plan to change the way its broadcasts are handled.

    Story | Conversation | September 30, 2014
  6. Blackout rule coming to an end Tuesday?

    Tom Carpenter

    For decades, the NFL's blackout rule has kept fans from watching home games on TV, if they don't "sell out" early enough. The rule has been under siege in recent years and may finally come to a formal end on Tuesday. "At 10:30 a.m. ET on Tuesday, ...

    Blog | September 30, 2014
  7. Bengals opt into NFL ticket option

    Coley Harvey

    CINCINNATI -- In an effort to increase the number of their home games that are available on live television in the Cincinnati home market this season, the Cincinnati Bengals have accepted the NFL's option to have blackouts lifted when 85 percent of n...

    Blog | September 03, 2014
  8. FCC chief supports repeal of NFL TV blackout rules

    The commissioner of the Federal Communications Commission says it's time to repeal NFL television blackout rules.

    Story | Conversation | August 12, 2014
  9. 2013 NFL playoffs -- Indianapolis Colts, Green Bay Packers get se...

    The Green Bay Packers, Indianapolis Colts and Cincinnati Bengals all sold their remaining playoff tickets during an NFL-permitted extension Friday to avoid having their games blacked out in local markets this weekend.

    Story | Conversation | January 03, 2014
  10. 2013 NFL playoffs -- Cincinnati Bengals, Green Bay Packers, India...

    Rob Demovsky and Coley Harvey

    The Cincinnati Bengals, Green Bay Packers and Indianapolis Colts all were granted ticket-sale deadline extensions from the NFL on Thursday.

    Story | Conversation | January 02, 2014
  11. Thousands of unsold seats at Lambeau Field

    Rob Demovsky

    As of Thursday morning there were 5,500 tickets still remaining, according to a Packers spokesperson, for Sunday's NFC wild-card playoff game against the San Francisco 49ers.

    Story | Conversation | December 31, 2013
  12. Cincinnati Bengals avoid television blackout

    Coley Harvey

    For the second time this season, the Cincinnati Bengals took advantage of a one-day extension from the NFL and were able to avoid a home blackout.

    Story | Conversation | December 20, 2013
  13. Blackout lifted for Chargers-Giants game

    Eric D. Williams

    SAN DIEGO -- The San Diego Chargers announced on Friday that the team has sold enough tickets during an NFL-granted 24-hour extension to avoid a local television blackout for a second straight week. According to the team, Fox 5 and the San Diego C...

    Blog | December 06, 2013
  14. Chargers get extension to avoid blackout

    Eric D. Williams

    SAN DIEGO - The San Diego Chargers announced that the franchise received a 24-hour extension from the NFL by Thursday's deadline to sell enough tickets to lift the local television blackout of Sunday's game against the New York Giants at Qualcomm Sta...

    Blog | December 05, 2013
  15. Morning Links: Blackout looming

    Eric D. Williams

    SAN DIEGO -- Good morning. Michael Gehlken of U-T San Diego writes that the Chargers could be looking at their second straight NFL blackout if the team does not move enough tickets by the league deadline of 4:25 p.m. ET Thursday. According to the ...

    Blog | December 05, 2013
  16. San Diego Chargers game to be 1st blackout of year

    Eric D. Williams

    The first NFL game to be blacked out locally this season will be Sunday's matchup between the AFC North-leading Cincinnati Bengals and the San Diego Chargers.

    Story | Conversation | November 28, 2013