October 31, 2013   |No Comments

Chargers Avoid Blackout After Corporate Sponsors Buy Up Blocks of Tix

Several corporate sponsors — including local CBS station KFMB-TV — bought up the remaining tickets for tomorrow night’s San Diego Chargers-Kansas City Chiefs game, ensuring fans in Southern California will see the game. The tickets will be donated to military and youth charities. Why these corporate sponsors had to step up and buy these tickets […]

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October 30, 2013   |No Comments

NHL Executive Does Anonymous Reddit “Ask Me Anything” About the Lockout

Last week, an anonymous (and confirmed) NHL executive participated in an “Ask Me Anything” discussion on Reddit. We bring this to your attention because it offers some amazing insights into the NHL lockout negotiations. Even though the executive is on the side of ownership, he readily admits as much as tries to present both sides […]

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October 07, 2013   |No Comments

2013 Most Valuable Policymaker Awards

Thanks so much to all of our supporters who attended the 2013 Most Valuable Policymaker Awards. The event was a tremendous success and a great time was had by all. A special thank you to our honorees, Sens. John McCain and Richard Blumenthal, who both showed up and spoke passionately on behalf of fans. With […]

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September 19, 2013   |No Comments

Join Us for 2nd Annual “Most Valuable Policymaker” Awards Honoring Sens. McCain and Blumenthal!

Sports fans in the Washington, D.C. area, please join Sports Fans Coalition on Tuesday, October 1, at 6 pm as we honor Sens. John McCain (R-AZ) and Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) as our second annual “Most Valuable Policymakers.” Both of them are fighting hard to make sure fans aren’t blacked out from watching our favorite games. […]

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August 06, 2013   |No Comments

Millions of Sports Fans Facing Blackout of NFL Preseason Games, PGA Championship

Statement from Scott Weiss, New York/Tri-State Chapter Chair: Once again, sports fans are being treated like a political football as giant broadcast, cable, and satellite corporations battle over contract terms. This time, millions of Time Warner Cable, DISH, DirecTV and Bright House subscribers risk missing the PGA championship this weekend, not to mention NFL exhibition […]

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June 19, 2013   |No Comments

McCain and Blumenthal Press FCC to Move on Sports Blackout Rule Decision

Senators John McCain (R-AZ) and Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) stuck up for thousands of sports fans today affected by blackouts. The two senators formally called for the Federal Communications Commission to actually figure out how to address sports blackouts rather than sitting by and watching the sports leagues black out elderly, disabled and disadvantaged sports fans. […]

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October 26, 2012   |No Comments

NHL Cancels November Games

The NHL lockout has gone from bad to worse. The NHL had set Thursday as a deadline for a full 82-game season to be played. After that passed without an agreement, the NHL has canceled all games in November. According to ProHockeyTalk, that means 326 games — or about 1/4 of the season — have […]

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October 25, 2012   |No Comments

BRAVO! Both Candidates for San Diego Mayor Vow No Public Subsidies for New Chargers Stadium

In a debate Wednesday, San Diego mayoral candidates U.S. Rep. Bob Filner and Carl Demaio both vowed that they would not devote public subsidies toward a new Chargers stadium if elected. Filner was even more forceful, saying, “Enough of the extortion from our sports teams, whether they be the Padres or the Chargers.” He later […]

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October 25, 2012   |No Comments

Obama on NHL Lockout: “Get This Done. The Fans Deserve It”

During a Wednesday appearance on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno, President Obama was asked by a fan about the NHL lockout. His response: “You know, I do have a comment on this,” Obama said. “Every time these things happen I just want to remind the owners and the players, you guys make money because […]

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October 24, 2012   |No Comments

Billionaire Reno Aces Owners Want More Taxes on Public to Bail Out New Stadium Expansion

Sports stadium scams don’t just occur in the big leagues. There’s a nasty case of taxpayer fleecing going on in Reno right now concerning the city’s minor league baseball team. The details of the situation are very complex, but the gist of it is this– In 2008, SK Baseball and Nevada Land broke ground on […]

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