In the current economy, fewer and fewer fans are willing to pay $100 for NFL team tickets. This has caused the NFL to enforce local cable blackouts in many different markets for the first time in nearly 20 years. These blackouts effectively block anyone within a 75 mile radius of the local team from viewing the game on their local cable tv. For the Kansas City Chiefs, who let's just say have had a rough couple of seasons, had their November 8th game against the Jaguars blacked out in the Jacksonville area, as was the November 15th game against the Raiders.The San Diego Chargers had to rush to sell tickets at the last second for it to be televised in San Diego on November 29th. With the help of an extension, the Chiefs sold enough tickets to televise the Buffalo Bills game. Last week The Chiefs home game was blacked out in Kansas City.In the Chiefs past seven games, there have been three blackouts and two extensions granted. The remaining two, Denver Broncos and Pittsburgh Steelers in Kansas City, were close to not having enough ticket sales. The NFL organization has prospered for the past 20 years and now, when the going gets tough, the NFL plays hardball.