October 06, 2010   |No Comments Blog, Issues, Where Are My Games?

SFC Sends Letter to Rupert Murdoch

Sports fans in several cities and regions around the country are now or are in danger of being blindsided this fall by contract disputes between Fox and satellite and cable companies. Fox is threatening to take down its signal from certain carriers and thus not allow fans in cities like New York, Boston, Philadelphia, Chicago […]

Continue Reading

October 02, 2010   |No Comments Issues, Where Are My Games?

QUICK KICK: FOX Pulls 19 Regional Sports Channels from DISH Network

In the midst of baseball pennant races and college football season, Fox has decided to pull 19 regional sports networks (and FX) from DISH Network because of a contract dispute. Once again, sports programming is being used as leverage in these disputes and the fans are the ones who suffer. Until enough fans band together […]

Continue Reading

September 22, 2010   |No Comments Blog, Issues, Where Are My Games?

QUICK KICK: Flashback: SI Article From '73 On Blackout Policy

Here’s a really interesting article from Sports Illustrated‘s vault on the (then) new blackout law. The opening story is hilarious, as is this gem at the end about a letter a Philadelphia Eagles fan wrote to owner Leonard Tose: “Don’t be so irked about the anti-blackout law,” the fan advised. “I took advantage of the […]

Continue Reading

September 17, 2010   |No Comments Issues, Stadiums, Where Are My Games?

QUICK KICK: Chargers & Raiders Home Openers Blacked Out

It’s official. The San Diego Chargers and the Oakland Raiders’ respective home openers will be blacked out on Sunday.¬† While the Raiders’ 2009 record of 5-11 might inspire Bay Area fans to trade in their silver & black for red & gold, the Chargers went 13-3 last year and still weren’t able to avoid a […]

Continue Reading

September 16, 2010   |No Comments Issues, Where Are My Games?

QUICK KICK: San Diego Chargers blackout imminent

Thus ending a streak of 48 straight sellouts, including playoffs. ¬†Eight thousand tickets remain unsold. For the record, the Chargers play in QualComm Stadium, which was paid for by the taxpayers of San Diego…

Continue Reading

September 10, 2010   |1 Comment Blog, Issues, Stadiums, Where Are My Games?

Sen. Sherrod Brown Sticks Up For Sports Fans Over NFL Blackouts

For those who have been too busy worrying about their fantasy drafts to notice, several NFL teams are in serious jeopardy of having multiple games blacked out this season. Taxpayers and fans in cities around the country should be outraged. If an NFL game is not sold out 72 hours prior to kickoff, league rules […]

Continue Reading

September 09, 2010   |No Comments Blog, Issues, Uncategorized, Where Are My Games?

Sen. Sherrod Brown Sticks Up For Sports Fans over NFL Blackout Policy

For those who have been too busy worrying about their fantasy drafts to notice, several NFL teams are in serious jeopardy of having multiple games blacked out this season. Taxpayers and fans in cities around the country should be outraged. If an NFL game is not sold out 72 hours prior to kickoff, league rules […]

Continue Reading

September 09, 2010   |1 Comment Blog, Issues, Where Are My Games?

QUICK KICK: Sen. Sherrod Brown calls upcoming NFL Blackouts "deeply troubling"

On Thursday, Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) wrote a letter to NFL commissioner asking the NFL to reconsider its blackout policy, which could affect several teams this season. “During these difficult times, working families are struggling to make ends meet,” Brown reportedly said. “Although appealing, attending a football game is simply cost prohibitive for too many […]

Continue Reading

September 09, 2010   |No Comments Blog, Issues, Uncategorized, Where Are My Games?

QUICK KICK: Tampa Bay Bucs to be blacked out

Here’s a good column on the chances for even more NFL blackouts this season. Up first, the Tampa Bay Bucs, whose owners say they won’t buy unsold tickets for a reduced price in order to keep Bucs games on the air. Never mind that taxpayers paid for the entire $168.5 million Raymond James Stadium…

Continue Reading

September 03, 2010   |No Comments Blog, Issues, Where Are My Games?

It's not always sunny for Philadelphia and New York sports fans

Sports fans in Portland without Comcast may have had it tough for the last few seasons, but sports fans in Philadelphia have had to endure more than 10 years of Comcast flexing its muscles in the local market. Not only does Comcast own Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia, a regional sports network that carries three of the […]

Continue Reading

© 2010 National Sports Fan Coalition. All rights reserved. Download SFC Bylaws (PDF).

Save Next Season Petition Terms and Conditions
All information you provide on this petition signing form will be public on the petition signatures page, except your email address, which will remain private. You may receive updates on this issue and other issues from Sports Fans Coalition though you're always welcome to unsubscribe anytime. Your email is always safe with us.