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About time!!! Punishment is not the answer to poorly attended games.....and in fact makes the fans even more disenchanted. Just doesn't work any more as an incentive.
Hopefully they'll work on the Tampa Bay Times Forum events as well. Kenny Chesney is in concert here this summer, and I can't afford the $100 ticket. Hopefully they'll televise the event as well.
Actually it's a legit comparison. If you are forcing one event to be televised then you need to force all, it's a legal mandate something about equal applicability, forget the formal term. Televised games are a bonus. A reward for selling out rather than a punishment for not.
If the team is competitive and you got them on tv every game it's going to make fans want to come to the games. You see the fans cheering and hopefully your team is making exciting plays. When you see that on tv you want to be a part of it. When it's blacked out its a disadvantage in my opinion to your team. Especially in a city like Tampa where's there is so much more to do than go to a football game. Put the games on tv I think more fans show up. As long as your competitive or on your way to being competitive at least.
FCC needs to be banned, not the blackout rule. Government keeps trying to score points with nonsense instead of dealing with the real issues. Cut the whole damn thing by half, spending, regulations, number of congresscritters, and the country would be a hundred times better off.