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Bucs: All home games expected to be blacked out

There are 1 comment on the Tampa Bay Online story from Oct 13, 2010, titled Bucs: All home games expected to be blacked out. In it, Tampa Bay Online reports that:

The prospect of watching remaining Tampa Bay Buccaneers home games on local television is bleak.

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Vote Quimby

Jersey City, NJ

#1 Oct 15, 2010
Many fans have been spoiled for a long time!!!! Prior to 1973, NFL home games were NOT shown even if they were SOLD OUT in advance!!! New York Giants fans had to 1) have tickets to the game. 2) Listen on the radio or 3) go drive to Hartford, Ct and watch the game on the CBS affiliate (Channel 3). The whole thing about NFL TV blackouts came about when then President Nixon couldn't watch the Washington Redskins 1972 playoff game on TV in D.C. and had asked the late commish Pete Roselle to air the game in the area; Roselle said NO but the wheels were turning when Congress passed the NFL TV blackout rule for 2 reasons. 1) The NFL was gaining momentum as the #1 spectator sport in the early 70's. & 2) The politicians were getting eggs and such thrown at them due to a little scandal called Watergate.

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