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Opening Arguments

Praying for a touchdown

Well, thank God:

Indianapolis - The NFL is changing the rules on where you can watch the Super Bowl this year.

In the past, the league threatened to sue churches and community centers that showed the game on big screens.

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But the NFL is allowing churching to hold parties and show the game. Three years ago, several churches planned parties, printed brochures and had everything planned, until a letter from the NFL told them to stop.

Fall Creek Baptist Church was one of the Indianapolis-area churches that got a cease-and-desist order from the NFL three years ago. They are going to have a party this year, advertising on their billboard for "The Big Game Bash."

Guess even the NFL can feel foolish over how far it goes to protect its precious trademarks, although it is still being an ass over that "Who dat?" stuff. (Wonder how many people would claim it if they knew its racist origins?) But why would anyone want to have a Super Bowl party in a church? Wouldn't that sort of inhibit the rowdy crudeness inherent in such gatherings?

Oh, wait, I know. Those who want to pray for their team to win will be closer to the source.

Posted in: Hoosier lore, Sports


Bob G.
Wed, 02/03/2010 - 1:15pm

Oh, yeah...NOTHING says RELIGION like a "third and long" with less than 2 minutes to go when you're down by 4 points, does it?

(praise the Lord, and pass the nachos)