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Date: Feb 03, 2008 - 10:12 AM
Yes, the NFL are a bunch of assholes.

But this year, Immanuel's Super Bowl party is no more. After a crackdown by the National Football League on big-screen Super Bowl gatherings by churches, the Springfield church has sacked its event. Instead, church members will host parties in their homes.

Immanuel is among a number of churches in the Washington area and elsewhere that have been forced to use a new playbook to satisfy the NFL, which said that airing games at churches on large-screen TV sets violates the NFL copyright.
If you didn't know, the NFL gives "exceptions" to bars and restaurants for big screens, but won't make the same exception for churches.

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