NFL takes cues from MPAA
I had a good laugh a few months ago when I read BBSpot's spot-on satire of the MPAA: a fake news article that claimed the MPAA was going to require licensing of home theaters. Part of the brilliance of that article was how plausible it all seemed. It appears that some of the executives at the NFL caught wind of the idea, because they're now shutting down an Indianapolis church's plan to show the game on a projection screen. From the article:
"But the NFL objected to the church's plans to use a projector to show the game, saying the law limits it to one TV no bigger than 55 inches."
Of course, if you just picked up a 60" TV, don't worry. That rule only applies to "out-of-home viewing." Why? Because "Out-of-home viewing is not measured by Nielsen."
I understand they're a business and they need their money, but this all seems a little ridiculous.