NFL prohibits church from viewing Super Bowl

Dumb:

The NFL has nixed a church’s plans to use a wall projector to show the Colts-Bears Super Bowl game, saying it would violate copyright laws.

NFL officials spotted a promotion of Fall Creek Baptist Church’s “Super Bowl Bash” on the church Web site last week and overnighted a letter to the pastor demanding the party be canceled, the church said.

Why is the NFL demanding a church — out of all places — to cancel their Super Bowl party? A big TV and ratings.

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.

“We have contracts with our (TV) networks to provide free over-the-air television for people at home,” Aiello said. “The network economics are based on television ratings and at-home viewing. Out-of-home viewing is not measured by Nielsen.”

Meanwhile, Brett Favre will be returning:

Green Bay Packers quarterback Brett Favre will return for his 17th season, Favre told the Sun Herald in Biloxi, Miss., on Friday. “I am so excited about coming back,” he told the newspaper. “We have a good nucleus of young players. We were 8-8 last year and that’s encouraging. “My offensive line looks good, the defense played good down the stretch. I’m excited about playing for a talented young football team.”