NFL Blackout lists could affect multiple teams, as the NFL ruling which states that a game must sell out within 72 hours or risk being â€œblacked outâ€ or not televised in its local market. This is disheartening for fans who rely on the TV to watch the game, and can be financially devastating to sports bars and pubs that rely on people to come in and watch the game on game night.
Last season, the NFL Blackout list spanned 8.6% of the regular season, a five year high. This year things appear to be just as grim.
So is your team safe from blackouts? Hereâ€™s a list you can check
REASON TO WORRY: Arizona Cardinals, Buffalo Bills, Carolina Panthers, Cincinnati Bengals, Detroit Lions, Jacksonville Jaguars, Kansas City Chiefs, Oakland Raiders, St Louis Rams, San Diego Chargers, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
DONâ€™T WORRY TOO MUCH: Atlanta Falcons, Chicago Bears, Cleveland Browns, Dallas Cowboys, Houston Texans, Miami Dolphins, New York Jets, New York Giants, Minnesota Vikings, San Francisco 49ers, Seattle Seahawks
DONâ€™T WORRY AT ALL, ALL GAMES SOLD OUT: Baltimore Ravens, Denver Broncos, Green Bay Packers, Indianapolis Colts, New England Patriots, New Orleans Saints, Philadelphia Eagles, Pittsburgh Steelers, Tennessee Titans, Washington Redskins
The NFL Black List 2010 may plague some football fans, but it shouldnâ€™t put too big a damper on the season. Stay tuned and let us know if your team made the blackout list, or if they are safe and you are relieved.