TAMPA ( MainStreet) -- The NFL still has great seats available for its games in Florida this year, but none of them happen to be in front of living room or barroom televisions.Week 2 of the NFL season is upon us, and the Sunshine State's football fans are being sacked for a loss. The Miami Dolphins haven't had a regular-season home game blacked out on local television since 1998 and sold out their upcoming matchup with the Houston Texans at the last minute. Under the NFL's blackout rules, the Fins had until 72 hours before kickoff to sell all their nonpremium tickets and avoid taking a game off of local screens for the first time since their playoff game against the Indianapolis Colts was blacked out in 2000.
|The Tampa Bay Buccaneers notched the NFL's first blackout of the season last week. Fans who wanted to watch on TV missed a 27-20 loss to the Detroit Lions after the Bucs failed to sell out their home opener.|
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