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Politicians Express Support Of NFL's Decision To Relax Blackout Rule
Published July 6, 2012
BETTER TO STAY AT HOME? CBSSPORTS.com’s Mike Freeman cited several team execs as saying that “one of the motives behind the league's series of initiatives to make watching games in stadiums better for fans is the growing fear that technology at home will make watching games in stadiums obsolete.” What the NFL is doing is "smart,” and the move “makes total sense.” However, it “won't stop the inevitable,” as technology is “getting so good that one day (very soon) stadiums will be vastly less populated and the fan experience will mostly be limited to watching the game in HD, on a couch, roast beef sandwich in hand, no line for the bathroom, no traffic, no huge fees for tickets or parking.” Freeman: “In other words, technology and comfort will actually trump the excitement of being at a game” (CBSSPORTS.com, 7/5).