Senator Arlen Specter (R-PA) wasn’t only raising a stink about the NFL’s handling of the Patriots’ taping scandal. Recently, commissioner Roger Goodell and the league had sought to crack down on churches that were showing the Super Bowl on their big screens.
According to the WASHINGTON POST, Specter, along with Senator Orrin Hatch (R-UT), questioned the policy, and Lord Rog is allowing churches to worship at the altar of the prolate spheroid when Super Bowl Sunday rolls around in Tampa next season.
Churches were putting a hold on the shindigs, fearing reprisal from the league, which claimed that “organizations that host public viewings of its games on television screens larger than 55 inches violate its copyright.”
Specter brought the issue up after meeting with Lord Rog about the Pats, other Congresscritters threatened legislation, and now, the NFL has relented, saying it won’t object to churches breaking out the big-screens “as long as the showings are free and are on premises that the church uses on a ‘routine and customary’ basis.”
Good for them, but I think I’ll be sticking to my customary house of worship next season: