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The Green Bay Packers will open the 2009 regular season on national television Sunday evening on NBC against the Chicago Bears with a home game at Lambeau Field. But after that, the TV blackouts begin for River Falls and western Wisconsin viewers.

We all know the reason. This area of the state is considered part of the Twin Cities TV market.

NFL policy doesn't recognize loyalties to state teams, just TV markets and advertising revenues.

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