Reports are surfacing (via my investigative reporting of the espn.com main page) that the NFL commissioner Roger Goodell is giving up the fight against religious organizations holding live showings of the Super Bowl.
If you keep up with us, you’ve probably know of the church-NFL tension stemming from last year’s Super Bowl. Essentially, churches were having Super Bowl parties and the NFL was getting mad because, unless you’re a bar, you aren’t allowed to have game screenings when the display is larger than 55″.
Comments on the original article show there’s a possible hullabaloo coming up with the NFL exempting “religious organizations.” (Although they already exempt bars.) Some folks aren’t too happy about this exception to the rule. What about community centers? What about non-religious folks? It will be interesting to see how churches respond to getting this special status.
As for me, I only know of Jesus discussing football or the Super Bowl once…