Sen. John McCain introduces bill to ban sports game television blackouts
The whole piece of legislation is a lengthy omnibus bill governing the practice of "bundling" cable TV channels. If lengthy omnibus bills are your kind of thing, you can read the entire bill in PDF form over at SportsFans.org.
Senator McCain's proposed bill would ban television blackouts of sports games played in publicly-funded stadiums. If you want the legalese, the bill tries "to prohibit the application of sports blackout regulations to the broadcast of a sporting event taking place in a venue the construction of which was financed, in whole or in part, by the Federal Government or a State or local government."
Senator McCain will receive high-fives from sports fans nationwide for his quote to the Los Angeles Times. "When the venue in which these sporting events take place has been the beneficiary of taxpayer funding," the senator said, "it is unconscionable to deny those taxpayers who paid for it the ability to watch the games on television when they would otherwise be available."
Amen to that, Senator McCain! Is it too late to change my vote from the 2008 Presidential Election?