I think in light of last weekend’s NFL playoff games, that Frank Deford has it about right. Why should going to the stadium in sub freezing weather and dealing with all the things you have to deal with at a game be the way to “show support for your team” when that same team is making most of it’s money in television rights, not ticket sales?
And given the billions of dollars spent on television contracts, why would the networks agree to this ridiculous black out policy that sees them losing the product if enough tickets aren’t sold? I don’t want more people at the game, I want them at home boosting my ratings!
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