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    Mr KLC
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    NFL Refuses Viewing Party At Georgia Dom

    When the Golden State Warriors traveled to Cleveland for the Game 3 of the NBA Finals last June, the team decided to accommodate the thousands of fans in the Bay Area who couldn't make it to Ohio by holding a watch party at Oracle Arena.

    After the Falcons won the NFC title game on Sunday, Atlanta mayor Kasim Reed was hoping to do the same thing in his city. With the Georgia Dome set to close in the next few months, Reed wanted to hold one final party there: a Super Bowl party where everyone in Atlanta could watch the Falcons play the Patriots.

    Although it sounds like a good idea, it's not going to happen, and that's because NFL rules expressly forbid the kind of watch party that Reed was hoping to have.

    In a statement to the Atlanta Journal Constitution, the Georgia Dome explained why the party won't be happening.
    "We share your tremendous excitement that the Atlanta Falcons are headed to the Super Bowl," Dome officials said in a statement. "NFL rules prohibit us from using the Georgia Dome for broadcasting the game. Fans wishing to gather with other fans to watch the game can consider patronizing neighborhood businesses who will be showing the game."

    If you're wondering why the Georgia Dome can't show the game, it has to do with copyright law. The law is in place to protect the league's TV ratings, which could take a hit if people were able to gather in large numbers at gigantic venues like the Georgia Dome.

    NFL rules stipulate that if you're having a viewing party anywhere, it shouldn't be on a screen that's bigger than 55 inches, although the league probably won't hunt you down if you have a 70-inch screen at a Super Bowl party that's being held at your house.

    If 70,000 people are at the Georgia Dome though, that's 70,000 people who aren't watching at home for Nielsen to register, which potentially means lost revenue for the network airing the game. The reason you're allowed to watch at a sports bar is because any business that make their money by showing televised sports are exempt from the NFL's rules.


    http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/news/he...l-watch-party/

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    Yeah, we don't want the NFL ratings to get any worse than they already have.

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    Good info KLC. I never knew all of these rules made by the NFL

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    i'm sending the NFL operatives the coordinates of The SBR Bash


    you mudder fukers better watch on a 55 incher!!!!!!!!
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    Probably too dangerous anyways; good decision.
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    agree with NFL

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    Can someone tell goodell that no one watches the NFL until the playoffs start

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    How many people who would attend this party are Nielsen families? 5 maybe? I guess those people are representative of a larger group, but that seems like antiquated thinking.

    I have a 65" OLED so suck it Rog
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    i can't blame the nfl on this one.....

    after googling "georgia dom" and seeing the freaky fukkin' idiots in georgia who consider themselves "doms", I'd run like hell too.....

    shit's weak:

    http://www.datehookup.com/singles-ga-newnan-5.htm

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    The 55 inch rule is one of the funniest things I've seen in awhile.

    Where do they come up with this stuff?

    Has to be a rule from 1989 or some sh#$

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    I just smashed my 70 inch I am not getting in trouble with the NFL

    Bought a 40 inch on Amazon, should be here in 2 days. I have Amazon Prime

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    Good work doing the right thing jrod
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    If you are not at the game live, I don't know why anyone would want not want to be in the comfort of their own home or a party to watch their team play.

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    Why would anyone want to deprive the NFL of any ratings.

    After all the NLF is no longer a non-profit organization...
    Having dropped it's tax-exempt status in 2015.

    (Not to it's detriment, mind you.)










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    They should just charge fans a ticket to enter dome. Then give the revenue to the TV networks and NFL.

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    At first it seems NOT COOL but I get it. Also have to consider vandalism, fights and all kinds of crap from the bad apples.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr KLC View Post
    ...NFL rules stipulate that if you're having a viewing party anywhere, it shouldn't be on a screen that's bigger than 55 inches...
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    Quote Originally Posted by GunShard View Post
    They should just charge fans a ticket to enter dome. Then give the revenue to the TV networks and NFL.
    They could air the commercials and count the attendance towards Nielson ratings.

    It takes a few organizational hoops, but you're right Gunshard, this could totally be done.
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    Atlanta should tell the NFL to kiss its ass; it's an antiquated NFL rule (like the blackout rule) not law. Let them threaten a lawsuit, then every fan in every city who has funded a stadium through their tax dollars (and received nothing for it) should counter with one huge class action lawsuit. MF'ers want to control everything. The NFL makes billions because of gambling and fantasy. They should remember that.

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    NFL knows they will lose and doesn't want the security issues.

    Fix is IN.

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    1st of all 70,000 people will not attend & even if they did.... it would account for approximately 1/40th of a percent of all SB viewers.

    ONE FORTIETH OF A PERCENT.
    It's greed at its height.

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    S&T gets it.


    Just do it anyway, pay the fine.

    What are they gonna do? Tear down the building early?

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