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    NFL won't let church show game

    http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2007/football/nfl/specials/playoffs/2006/02/01/bc.fbn.superbowl.church.ap/index.html?cnn=yes

    OK I need this explained to me. I can underestand that if the church was chrging to show the gme then yes. But how is just showing the game different than people that go to a sports bar and watch it? Is there a liscence I assume that the bars have to get?

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    Re: NFL won't let church show game

    If I ever meet some of these NFL execs, there is a good chance I will hit one of them in the face.

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    Re: NFL won't let church show game

    There is an exemption given to the bars because they regularly show sports games.

    NFL spokesman Greg Aiello said the league's long-standing policy is to ban "mass out-of-home viewing" of the Super Bowl. An exception is made for sports bars and other businesses that show televised sports as a part of their everyday operations.

    "We have contracts with our (TV) networks to provide free over-the-air television for people at home," Aiello said. "The network economics are based on television ratings and at-home viewing. Out-of-home viewing is not measured by Nielsen."
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    Re: NFL won't let church show game

    There's a Florio take on this posted in the SB thread.
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    Re: NFL won't let church show game

    The article gave a few reasons, one of which was "law limits it to one TV no bigger than 55 inches"

    Maybe the whole bar/church thing has something to do with taxes. Churches not having any.

    I really have no problem with this. I imagine if I had an ad on the web saying hey come watch the superbowl on a projector they would say no.

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    Re: NFL won't let church show game

    Maybe the NFL should try cleaning up their own messes rather than meddling into others that they really will get a black eye over.
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    Re: NFL won't let church show game

    If you're stupid enough to not be able to pull this off without the NFL knowing about it you don't deserve to play the SB for the masses.
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    Re: NFL won't let church show game

    Had they not advertised the "Super Bowl" bash on their website, the NFL would have never found out.
    The NFL routinely searches for organizations using the copyrighted term in advertising.
    That is why most companies refer to it as "The Big Game".

    I understand that the NFL can't easily make exceptions for a church without being challenged by other organizations too.
    But I also think the church had a decent idea of providing a safe, alcohol free environment for families to watch the game.
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    Re: NFL won't let church show game

    There are big screen bashes all over the place in these parts for the SB that are at private facilities.
    They are just smart enough to advertise by word of mouth.
    The only flaw is if some moron talks about it on the Internet and they find out
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    Re: NFL won't let church show game

    Yes, but also guys...Since when does "GOD" prophet from football.

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