Similar to the policy adopted last year, the NFL will once again partially waive its television blackout rules in 2010. Last season, fans could catch their favorite teams following blacked out games in local markets for 72 hours after the games had ended.
Today, with the possibility of even more blackouts occurring this coming season, the NFL announced it will implement a similar system for the 2010 season.
In a nutshell, you can watch the Bucs vs. Browns on NFL.com after midnight on Sunday. Of course, that means you will have to avoid highlight shows, sports tickers, and internet updates.
And what about Comcast’s Red Zone channel that provides live look-ins to every touchdown scored around the league each week?
We’ve not yet confirmed that the league will again make look-ins to the blacked-out games available via RedZone, but we’d be surprised if the rule changes. The logistics on dropping the curtain temporarily as to blacked out games in only the local market of the home team seems to be much more trouble than it’s worth.