Fear not, transplanted San Diego Chargers fans: Thanks to yet another intervention from local businesses—this time we have Anheuser-Busch and KMOV to thank—the St. Louis Rams will be on TV in St. Louis. The Rams are selling games out this year, but they wouldn't without the NFL's absurd blackout rules. Somehow, I don't think mass-purchases from local magnates was what the blackout rules were supposed to incentivize.â†µ
Will this kind of system-gaming be the thing that makes the NFL reconsider its rules? Well, probably not. They won't pay attention until Chad Ochocinco pole-dances on the goalpost with a sandwich-board about it.