OAKLAND, CA - SEPTEMBER 14: Oakland Raiders fans dress up for the Raiders game against the San Diego Chargers on September 14, 2009 at the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum in Oakland, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
Raiders fans might never have to turn to the internet or radio to follow games live ever again. Five U.S. senators sent a letter to the Federal Communications Commission to say they think it’s time to end the NFL’s blackout policy. The rules say any home game not sold out 72 hours in advance of kickoff will not be shown in that city’s viewing area. 16 NFL games were blacked out during the 2011 season.