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if there is a local blackout, does anyone know if the local sports bars will be able to get the game? i assume they use the same service the rest of us do (dish network, direct tv, comcast, etc) so if it is blacked out for us, i would think it would be blacked out for them....correct?

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if there is a local blackout, does anyone know if the local sports bars will be able to get the game? i assume they use the same service the rest of us do (dish network, direct tv, comcast, etc) so if it is blacked out for us, i would think it would be blacked out for them....correct?

that should be correct....although there are some reach arounds...

i meant, ways around it.

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here is the lega jargon on it:

from the u.s. code online via gpo access

[wais.access.gpo.gov]

[laws in effect as of january 3, 2005]

[document not affected by public laws enacted between

january 3, 2005 and june 7, 2006]

[cite: 15usc1291]

title 15--commerce and trade

chapter 32--telecasting of professional sports contests

sec. 1291. exemption from antitrust laws of agreements covering

the telecasting of sports contests and the combining of

professional football leagues

the antitrust laws, as defined in section 1 of the act of october

15, 1914, as amended (38 stat. 730) [15 u.s.c. 12], or in the federal

trade commission act, as amended (38 stat. 717) [15 u.s.c. 41 et seq.],

shall not apply to any joint agreement by or among persons engaging in

or conducting the organized professional team sports of football,

baseball, basketball, or hockey, by which any league of clubs

participating in professional football, baseball, basketball, or hockey

contests sells or otherwise transfers all or any part of the rights of

such league's member clubs in the sponsored telecasting of the games of

football, baseball, basketball, or hockey, as the case may be, engaged

in or conducted by such clubs. in addition, such laws shall not apply to

a joint agreement by which the member clubs of two or more professional

football leagues, which are exempt from income tax under section

501©(6) of the internal revenue code of 1986 [26 u.s.c. 501©(6)],

combine their operations in expanded single league so exempt from income

tax, if such agreement increases rather than decreases the number of

professional football clubs so operating, and the provisions of which

are directly relevant thereto.

(pub. l. 87-331, sec. 1, sept. 30, 1961, 75 stat. 732; pub. l. 89-800,

sec. 6(cool.gif(1), nov. 8, 1966, 80 stat. 1515; pub. l. 99-514, sec. 2, oct.

22, 1986, 100 stat. 2095.)

references in text

the federal trade commission act, referred to in text, is act sept.

26, 1914, ch. 311, 38 stat. 717, as amended, which is classified

generally to subchapter i (sec. 41 et seq.) of chapter 2 of this title.

for complete classification of this act to the code, see section 58 of

this title and tables.

amendments

1986--pub. l. 99-514 substituted ``internal revenue code of 1986''

for ``internal revenue code of 1954''.

1966--pub. l. 89-800 extended exemption from antitrust laws to

include a joint agreement by which the member clubs of two or more

professional football leagues combine their operations in an expanded

single league.

short title

pub. l. 87-331, sept. 30, 1961, 75 stat. 732, as amended, which

enacted this chapter, is popularly known as the sports broadcasting act

of 1961.

savings provision

section 6 of pub. l. 87-331 provided that: ``nothing in this act

[this chapter] shall affect any cause of action existing on the

effective date hereof [sept. 30, 1961] in respect to the organized

professional team sports of baseball, football, basketball, or hockey.''

from the u.s. code online via gpo access

[wais.access.gpo.gov]

[laws in effect as of january 3, 2005]

[document not affected by public laws enacted between

january 3, 2005 and june 7, 2006]

[cite: 15usc1292]

title 15--commerce and trade

chapter 32--telecasting of professional sports contests

sec. 1292. area telecasting restriction limitation

section 1291 of this title shall not apply to any joint agreement

described in the first sentence in such section which prohibits any

person to whom such rights are sold or transferred from televising any

games within any area, except within the home territory of a member club

of the league on a day when such club is playing a game at home.

(pub. l. 87-331, sec. 2, sept. 30, 1961, 75 stat. 732; pub. l. 89-800,

sec. 6(cool.gif(2), nov. 8, 1966, 80 stat. 1515.)

amendments

1966--pub. l. 89-800 substituted ``described in the first sentence

of such section'' for ``described in such section''.

from the u.s. code online via gpo access

[wais.access.gpo.gov]

[laws in effect as of january 3, 2005]

[document not affected by public laws enacted between

january 3, 2005 and june 7, 2006]

[cite: 15usc1294]

title 15--commerce and trade

chapter 32--telecasting of professional sports contests

sec. 1294. antitrust laws unaffected as regards to other

activities of professional sports contests

nothing contained in this chapter shall be deemed to change,

determine, or otherwise affect the applicability or nonapplicability of

the antitrust laws to any act, contract, agreement, rule, course of

conduct, or other activity by, between, or among persons engaging in,

conducting, or participating in the organized professional team sports

of football, baseball, basketball, or hockey, except the agreements to

which section 1291 of this title shall apply.

(pub. l. 87-331, sec. 4, sept. 30, 1961, 75 stat. 732.)

references in text

the antitrust laws, referred to in text, are classified generally to

chapter 1 (sec. 1 et seq.) of this title.

from the u.s. code online via gpo access

[wais.access.gpo.gov]

[laws in effect as of january 3, 2005]

[document not affected by public laws enacted between

january 3, 2005 and june 7, 2006]

[cite: 15usc1295]

title 15--commerce and trade

chapter 32--telecasting of professional sports contests

sec. 1295. ``persons'' defined

as used in this chapter, ``persons'' means any individual,

partnership, corporation, or unincorporated association or any

combination or association thereof.

(pub. l. 87-331, sec. 5, sept. 30, 1961, 75 stat. 732.)

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i'm further than 72 miles away from jacksonville, but i was still blacked out for week 2. mapquest says its 140 miles from orlando to jax

host city and marketable areas - if your area is considered a jacksonville jaquars market area then you would fall under the black-out rule -- i live in augusta georgia and we are considered a carolina market area but the local stations carry the falcons anyways

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host city and marketable areas - if your area is considered a jacksonville jaquars market area then you would fall under the black-out rule -- i live in augusta georgia and we are considered a carolina market area but the local stations carry the falcons anyways

ok i get it. lord knows if i had to choose between watching the jags or the bucs i'd take the high road.

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if there is a local blackout, does anyone know if the local sports bars will be able to get the game? i assume they use the same service the rest of us do (dish network, direct tv, comcast, etc) so if it is blacked out for us, i would think it would be blacked out for them....correct?

wow...so it took a total of 7 games before atlanta's sellout streak ended? oh well...if you want to see the game just go

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