In an announcement that should surprise absolutely no one, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said Thursday that the league is not considering adjusting their blackout rule.
The announcement came during a meeting at league headquarters in New York City with a gaggle of big-time reporters like Tom Curran of NBCSports.com and PFT. (Meanwhile, I’m typing just two miles away while wearing shorts and a t-shirt.)
Teams will still have to sell out games 72 hours in advance of their game for the game to be televised locally. Goodell specifically expressed concern in the lack of ticket sales in Jacksonville, but he said the blackout policy isn’t going to change.
That means Jaguars’ fans will either have to pony up dollars to watch their team play live or pay for enough gas to drive far enough away from Jacksonville to watch them on television.