Sports Fan Coalition Lobbying for ESPN Magazine

Sports Fan LobbyistI photographed Brian Frederick, executive director of Sports Fans Coalition, lobbying congress and the FCC to end the NFL’s television blackout policy.  I don’t really watch pro football, so I was surprised to learn that in the teams’ home markets, the games are not televised if they aren’t sold out 72 hours prior to kickoff.  The idea behind this is to ensure a packed stadium, but the SFC argues this is faulty logic and the policy just hurts the fans.  Considering how much taxpayers end up spending on stadiums, it’s a bit of a slap in the face.  Read the article here.  it’s a really good insight into the niche-issue lobbying process.Sports Fan Lobbyist Sports Fan Lobbyist Sports Fan Lobbyist Sports Fan Lobbyist Sports Fan Lobbyist Sports Fan Lobbyist Sports Fan Lobbyist Sports Fan Lobbyist