While the FCC is considering action to end the blackout rule, the NFL is getting close to making it a moot point.
There still hasn’t been a blackout this season, and the Chargers won’t have one this week.
According to U-T San Diego, enough tickets were sold to guarantee Sunday’s game against the Broncos will be shown on local television.
While the Chargers got a little assistance from ESPN and sponsors (i.e. tickets sold at 34 cents on the dollar) to get their Monday Night Football appearance against the Colts on the local airwaves, they actually sold out the other two times they’ve played at home, and the arrival of Peyton Manning ought to be an easy sell.
Last season, half their home schedule was blacked out.