FILE - In this Dec. 6, 1969, file photo President Richard M. Nixon, center, watches "The Big Shootout" football game between Arkansas and Texas in the stands at Razorback Stadium in Fayetteville, Ark.... more 
FILE - In this Dec. 6, 1969, file photo President Richard M. Nixon, center, watches "The Big Shootout" football game between Arkansas and Texas in the stands at Razorback Stadium in Fayetteville, Ark. The NFL, which is trying to maintain its TV blackout of home games that don't sell out, missed an opportunity 40 years ago, 1972, to keep an even more restrictive policy in place when it rebuffed an effort by Nixon to at least televise playoff games. In the row with Nixon, from left, are Rep. John Paul Hammerschmidt, R-Ark., Ark. Gov. Winthrop Rockefeller, Sen. John L. McClellan, D-Ark., Sen. J. William Fulbright, D-Ark., Rep. George H. Bush, R-Tex. Ranked No. 1, Texas won the game and the national championship by defeating No. 2 Arkansas 15-14.(AP Photo/White House via Special Collections, University of Arkansas Libraries, Fayetteville, File) less 
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