http://www.usatoday.com/sports/football/nfl/2009-08-31-nfl-tickets_N.htm The attached article from Tuesday's USA Today discusses how the economy has hurt ticket sales in certain NFL cities. It also has a team-by-team summary as to the potential for local blackouts this season. What's missing from the article is any questioning of the archaic NFL's policy, or questions to the league to see if they are considering lifting the policy due to the recession. Some columnists in the Bay Area have already spoken out against the league's policy this summer and have suggested the league change its policy. With unemployment over 10% in California, it will be a tough fall for the Raiders and Chargers to sell out all of their games. The league could go a long way in developing some beneficial PR by changing its policy.