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  •  To get around anti-trust laws (0+ / 0-)

    Long live Junior Seau.

    "Good morning, brothers Koch. I see you're doing well. If I had me a shotgun, I'd blow you straight to hell." w/apologies to R. Hunter

    by RUKind on Sat Nov 17, 2012 at 12:03:01 PM PST

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    •  Nope; they are not (1+ / 0-)
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      exempt from anti-trust laws. Baseball yes, football (and all other sports) no.

      "Lone catch of the moon, the roots of the sigh of an idea there will be the outcome may be why?"--from a spam diary entitled "The Vast World."

      by bryduck on Sat Nov 17, 2012 at 12:52:55 PM PST

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      •  Dates to the 1961 NFL-AFL merger wrt TV rights (0+ / 0-)

        "... the congressionally created antitrust exemption, dating from 1961, is a specially granted anomaly.  No other business benefits from an antitrust exemption for television negotiations."

        "Good morning, brothers Koch. I see you're doing well. If I had me a shotgun, I'd blow you straight to hell." w/apologies to R. Hunter

        by RUKind on Sat Nov 17, 2012 at 02:48:09 PM PST

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        •  True, but they only have that very narrow (0+ / 0-)

          anti-trust exemption. It only applies to their bargaining for television rights--they have no exemptions anywhere else, unlike baseball. People are very definitely allowed to create non-NFL leagues/teams and try to topple the NFL. Remember, the USFL won its lawsuit against the NFL for violating anti-trust laws.

          "Lone catch of the moon, the roots of the sigh of an idea there will be the outcome may be why?"--from a spam diary entitled "The Vast World."

          by bryduck on Sat Nov 17, 2012 at 03:12:33 PM PST

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