The Rams are yet to announce whether or not they are going to take advantage of the new NFL television blackout rule—a new rule that allows teams to sell as few as 85-percent of all non-premium tickets and still have its game televised with no blackout.
According to ProFootballTalk.com, the Rams will not announce the team’s position on the new blackout rule to the public at this time. PFT also hypothesized that the team is most likely taking advantage of the new rule because of their decision to stay mum with the media.
The Rams have been struggling to sell tickets to home games throughout the past few seasons and it would make sense for the team to take advantage of this new rule, but it is unknown why the team is too embarrassed to confirm its decision to the media.
What does this mean to Rams fans? All you need to know is that all local market fans will be able to watch the Rams on television if the team only sells 85-percent of its non-premium tickets, assuming the team elects to take advantage of this rule and that the team sets its percentage value at 85-percent.
Bottom line: this is a financial issue for the Rams and it has nothing to do with player personnel and, in general, is nothing a true Rams fan should really care too much about.