NFL Blackouts: Rams In The Clear For Home Opener

The St. Louis Rams met the sellout requirements for this week's game, which means that it will not be blacked out on local television.

The St. Louis Rams will not be forced to black out their home opener this week against the Washington Redskins. The team met the sellout requirements for the game, which means that fans unable to make it to the Dome will be able to see it via local broadcast.

Personally, the NFL blackout rule needs to go. I understand the original intent of it, but that's long since been made obsolete by technology, evolving levels of interest in the game, etc. Plus, it's kind of shitty way to treat fans. As noted in the TV ratings post yesterday, the Rams had a big uptick in audience size as last week's game against the Lions went on, with more fans tuning in for an exciting fourth quarter. Denying viewers that ability isn't going to help sell tickets.

Keep an eye on ticket sales and blackouts this season. I would expect numbers to be better, but much of that will depend on the team on the field. Last year, the Rams did not have to blackout their games, but they did have to scoop up large swaths of unsold tickets in order to meet that requirement.

And a little something for the LA-move talk, the Chargers and Raiders are both blacked out this week. (Note, the Chargers had blackout lifted this afternoon).

The Rams Vs. Redskins will be on Fox this weekend.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Turf Show Times

You must be a member of Turf Show Times to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Turf Show Times. You should read them.

Join Turf Show Times

You must be a member of Turf Show Times to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Turf Show Times. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9341_tracker