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Snarlen Arlen Must Go

I agree with this assessment of what the NFL’s response should be to Arlen Specter’s threats to hold congressional hearings over the Patriots tapes of the New York Jets:

“Dear Sen. Specter:  The rule that the Patriots violated is one that the NFL, not Congress, created.  We are a private organization quite capable of enforcing our own rules.  So butt out; this matter is none of your damn business.  Sincerely….”

Seriously, can we get rid of this guy?  If only the Democrats would nominate an acceptable replacement.

4 Responses to “Snarlen Arlen Must Go”

  1. Wyatt Earp says:

    I agree 100%. It’s none of his frakkin’ business what the NFL does or deosn’t do here. If he wasnt to litigate their decisions, resign (PLEASE!) and join the NFL. Dope.

  2. Oracle of Delaware says:

    I have never liked Arlen, but the NFL has anti-trust exemptions, granted by congress, that allow them to profit where others could not. And taxpayers are paying for many NFL stadiums. The public has a fiduciary interest in teams that cheat.

  3. Ian Argent says:

    Does the NFL have an antitrust exemption? (I know MLB does, and that NASCAR does not, but am unsure of the rest of professional sports).

    I suspect they do given the blackout rules, but don’t know either way.

    Even if they do, the feds aren’t the ones coughing up tax breaks for local stadiums, so I don’t see the federal government’s interest (other than as a bully pulpit).

  4. Claude says:

    As soon as I moved to PA last year, I wrote a letter to our dear senator, letting him know I will be working very hard to remove him from office. Sign me up.

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