A reader posted a FanPost similar to this recently. We deleted it because the tone wasn't what we like (please don't call out editors or writers in FanPosts), but the key information in the post was the news that the NFL is easing its incredibly dumb blackout policies.
From the WSJ:
As part of sweeping changes designed to give teams more flexibility to fill their seats, the National Football League is watering down its controversial TV "blackout" rule, which restricts local broadcasts for games that aren't sellouts. And this season, for the first time, fans in the stadium will be able to watch the same instant replays the referees see during reviews of controversial calls.
The league also is planning to introduce wireless Internet in every stadium and to create smartphone apps that could let fans listen to players wearing microphones on the field.
In hopes that professional football can mimic the wild stadium atmosphere typical of college football games, the NFL says it has "liberalized" its restraints on crowd noise. Stadiums will now be free to rile up crowds with video displays, and public-address announcers will no longer be restrained from inciting racket when the opposing offense faces a crucial third down.
To me, this suggests NFL home games will become less "conservative" in how the home teams wants the crowd to react.
Personally, all these changes sound good, especially the blackout rules. Publicly funded stadiums should have ZERO blackout penalties, especially one like Lucas Oil ($20 mill dollar a year maintenance fee billed to taxpayers).
By all means, talk about what these changes. Good? Bad? Necessary? Waste of time? Discuss.