From our friends at StampedeBlue.com comes one of the most entertaining news nuggets of a busy first football Monday of the year.
Colts president Bill Polian does a radio show every Monday during the season. In the past, the show streamed over the Internet. Today, Polian’s show was treated like an NFL game, which routinely are blocked from streaming on a radio station’s website.
“The play-by-play currently airing is subject to blackout rules, and cannot
be heard on this stream. Regular programming will resume after the
game,” the message reads, per StampedeBlue.com.
Big Blue Shoe’s instincts likely are on the money. There’s no “play-by-play” to black out. But Polian surely realizes that the Internet audience is far more likely to include those who may transcribe and repeat his words in a manner that may expose inconsistencies or express criticism of Polian.
On terrestrial radio, the audience is most likely to include folks inclined to nod along with Polian, including a local media that the team does a nice job of keeping under its thumb.