Nearly four years later, all the nonsense over the Super Bowl XXXVIII halftime show came down to what I call "indecent indecency." A federal appeals court threw out the $550,000 the agency imposed on CBS and ruled that the FCC violated its own standards for what constitutes indecency. WHAT?
BLACKOUT XLIII Senator Specter is sidestepping the real issue, so I'll keep the pedal to the metal. The NFL's anti-trust exemption is the root of NFL blackouts. The $2.7 millon-per second pricetag for Super Bowl XLII commercials most likely will not drop by the time Super Bowl XLIII. Let's see what Senator Specter does by then. I know what I'm gonna do!
NFL vs CABLE vs FANS The NFL blacks out games, so that NFL fans cannot see games of their home team. And on the flipside, the NFL Network is trying to enlist the help of NFL fans to help them fight cable companies, by "taking action now," "clicking here" and "writing letters to newspapers." You know what's wrong with that picture.
DUPER BOWL LThe day the NFL plays the Super Bowl in London (or anywhere outside the United States of America), is the day the NFL needs to become the IFL or WFL. NFL stands for NATIONAL Football League or "Not For Long" if you're talking to Jerry Glanville. And if the Big Game for what has become America's BIGGEST SPORTS HOLIDAY is played outside the country, the NATIONAL Football League will forever change for the worse.
ROLLIN' AGAINALL ABOARD! Now that the NFL season is rolling, the Black CRUSH Bus is officially back on the cyber road enroute to Super Bowl XLII in Phoenix. WeTheFans.com starts this season where it left off last season; reving up the NFL Blackout Petition. Are you MAD AS HELL about the NFL pension plan of former players? Then your ride is here and the countdown is on.
WRATH OF CONSay the leader of the planet "ALLtheDAMNedPILLS" popped up on the Enterprise's screen. And let's say he told Kirk they were hell bent on forcing a pill (with lots of beer) down the throat of every man's mind. What do you think Captain James T. Kirk would do, just sit there or "Put phasers on high?" I put it another way, "WE CONTROL THE REMOTE."
PLAYING FOR DITKA On the other end of the Canton-excitement-spectrum, Hall of Famer, Mike Ditka. The coach boycotted this year's ceremonies in protest of the NFL's pension policy of the Elder Statesmen of the league.
We all watched Coach Ditka and Harry Carson on HBO's Real Sports back in January. And I'm with Coach Ditka now that he's "drawn the line of scrimmage" with his Canton stance. Howard Stern wasn't Sirius enough and GoDaddy's Bob Parsons was ready to go. But whether it's NFL blackouts, freedom of speech or "lining up with Heroes of the Past," the Black CRUSH has the POWER to change policy. Put me in Coach, I'm ready to play!
OLD PROS Did you catch Conrad Dobler on the most recent episode of HBO's REAL Sports? Bryant Gumble's NFL Network play-by-play this season confirmed for us all, that younger brother Greg is undoubtedly the only NFL play-by-play guy in the family. But when it comes to keepin' REAL, that's what Bryant Gumble's show does better than anyone. And seeing one of the NFL's greats Conrad Dobler featured, "NFL after-life" doesn't get any more real.
SPECTER TO SANCHEZ
Now that Sen. Arlen Specter has finally exited (with a whimper) the stage after his grandstanding on "Spygate," Rep. Linda Sanchez has entered stage right. Specter was chasing ghosts, Sanchez is on the trail of a real issue; the NFL's pension plan.
SPECTER VISION The NFL's anti-trust exemption? REALLY? That's Senator Arlen Spector's justification for wanting to meet with Roger Goodell and re-open the Patriot's Act of espionage? Why not investigate something truly worthy of Senate intervention, that actually has to do with the NFL's anti-trust exemption? Something like NFL BLACKOUTS! Get into the real game Senator
THE RIGHT THING The right thing as far as the Official Sports Fan Union is concerned, is for NFL fans to DEMAND that the NFL settle the NFL Network fiasco, with a healthy percentage going to Gridiron Greats. Otherwise NFL fans have the leverage to blackout Super Bowl commercials in protest.
OVERSIGHT COMMITTEELook closely at the picture. Of course it's Gene Upshaw, Roger Goodell and Mike Ditka speaking to Congress. But they're talking to the wrong group. They should be talking to a Committee of NFL fans.
In this situtation, NFL fans watching games on TV, with the remote control in their hand, have more REAL POWER than the U.S. Congress!
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PETA = PTTPPower To The People played as big of a part in the politics and business of the Mike Vick case as anything. "Poli$port$Biz" as I put it; politics, sports and business. What if NFL fans got as rabid over the NFL blackout policy, as PETA people over Mike Vick's policy? Black CRUSH that's what!
BLACK CRUSH 2008 The Black CRUSH
is back! The Black CRUSH
is in its sixth season. The Black BLACK CRUSH
is what launched the Show two seasons ago. The Black CRUSH was designed to change the NFL's blackout policy. The Black CRUSH has the POWER to change any policy. The Black CRUSH
is the perfect Internet/TV collaboration. The Black CRUSH begins and ends with "a click!"
MOFA VIAGRA! Not only are NFL teams gearing up with the preseason, so are the advertisers. So get ready for a season-long-chorus, by a room full of Richard Limpies, getting each other excited, singing "Viva Viagra." What kind of way is this to commemorate the 30th Anniversary of Elvis' death? Don't answer that! Bottom line, Dr. McCoy never mentioned "ED" to Captain Kirk once in the 23rd Century. So why do NFL fans have to hear about it during every timeout in the 21st?
I WORK FOR THEM Gene Upshaw should be ashamed of himself for saying, "I don't work for them." If it wasn't for his position, he could very well be one of the former players he's referring to, like Conrad Dobler. Conversely, if it wasn't for Gene Upshaw's position as the head of the NFLPA, there wouldn't be former players like Conrad Dobler. We, the fans, work for them. Let's get to work!
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