This is the new buzz of the blogosphere. Pretty crazy. Come on NFL... you gonna start suing churches??? From "Church Marketing Sucks" below...
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Tomorrow is the Super Bowl, in case you didn't know (I had to look it to be sure, so don't feel bad), and amid all the stories about commercials and the halftime show and, oh yeah, the game itself, is a little story about the National Football League shutting down local church Super Bowl parties (best headline? "Wrath of NFL Smites Parties at Churches").
It seems churches are running afoul of the NFL's broadcast copyrights, including the following limitations:
- No unauthorized use of the copyrighted terms (i.e., "Super Bowl") in promotions.
- No charging admission to watch the Super Bowl™.
- No public showings of the big game on TVs larger than 55 inches.
An exception is made for sports bars and other places that regularly show sporting events.
So what's a church to do?