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Already facing a larger-than-usual number of local TV blackouts, the National Football League is offering fans in those markets an option pl…

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Already facing a larger-than-usual number of local TV blackouts, the National Football League is offering fans in those markets an option play: delayed full-game videos for free starting at midnight the day of a game and running for 72 hours. The blackout rule applies when teams fail to sell out 72 hours in advance — and it covers DirecTV (NYSE: DTV) NFL Sunday Ticket as well. Commissioner Roger Goodell can waive the blackout rule but has already said he won’t for opening weekend. Highlights will be on NFL.com immediately after the game.

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