Here's some socialism we can get behind
Sen. Ken Salazar leans on the NFL:
"DENVER, CO – United States Senator Ken Salazar and a bipartisan group of
13 senators have sent a letter urging National Football League Commissioner
Roger Goodell to make NFL games widely available to fans in markets outside
cities in which NFL teams are based.
On Nov. 6, the NFL is scheduled to begin restricting games to the
NFL Network in areas not considered part of the ‘home market’ of a team.
As a result, many viewers in the Colorado Springs and Grand Junction media
markets will not be able to watch the November 6 game between the Denver Broncos
and the Cleveland Browns. The NFL is not considering Colorado Springs,
Pueblo, Grand Junction, Durango, and other communities outside the Denver
television market to be part of the Denver Broncos’ home market.
“We in Colorado love to watch our Broncos and we should continue
to be able to see the games on television throughout the state,” said Sen.
Salazar. “The NFL’s narrow interpretation of a ‘home market’ does a
disservice to fans across Colorado and across the country. The NFL needs
to change course, and it should start by allowing all Coloradans to watch the
Broncos pound the Browns next Thursday.”
My interpretation: "You know who's going to have 60 votes in the Senate after Tuesday? Not you, Roger."