Blacked Out Games To Be Broadcast On

September 10th, 2009

Moved by the outcry from fans who cannot afford season tickets in this rotten economy, the NFL announced an earth-shaking move to pacify fans of teams with blacked out games:

All blacked out games will be broadcast in their entirety online, with a catch.

Kickoff will be at midnight Sundays.

NFL games that are blacked out in home team markets this season will be shown on in their entirety on a delayed basis, the NFL announced Thursday.

The league’s new NFL Game Rewind package on will make all games available on an on-demand, subscription basis throughout the 2009 regular and postseason. However, games blacked out locally for failing to sell out 72 hours in advance will be available on at no cost in the affected home markets.

These free “re-broadcasts” locally of blacked-out games will be available at beginning at midnight on the day of the game and remain available for 72 hours (except during ESPN Monday Night Football telecasts).

“We understand that the economy is limiting some families and corporations from buying as many game tickets as they had previously,” said NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell. “These free re-broadcasts on will allow our fans that can’t get to a blacked-out game an opportunity to see the entire game.”

This is a good move by warden commissioner Roger Goodell. Joe has a hunch that Advil will be sponsoring these webcasts as many an NFL fan will be terribly hungover and sleep-deprived on Monday mornings, especially if the home team loses.

Addendum: Joe read the full release and learned that if one purchases the Red Zone channel, which is available to DirecTV, Dish Network, Verizon FIOS and most reputable organized crime families cable companies, fans in black out regions will still get to see their home team when said team is — all together now — in the red zone.

One Response to “Blacked Out Games To Be Broadcast On”

  1. Pete Says:

    Until their server crashes at 12:05AM from 12 cities (oh 11 I,m sorry Tampa) and 10 million hits trying to see the games.