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NFL Set A Legal Precedent, Too

Posted on | December 27, 2010 | 2 Comments

On a tip from @AKGabriel, I gave this post a read.

This paragraph skirted an issue I brought up yesterday:

As we drove into downtown Philadelphia on a sunny day there appeared to be no more than 4 or 5 inches of snow on the streets and while the wind was howling that was no surprise given that it’s almost January. The NFL will claim that it acted in the best interest of its fans by postponing the game and expecting the worst, but the league is now faced with the question of how do you determine what is unsafe?

How do you determine what is safe – and more importantly, why do you want to set up your business as the ‘decider’?

How long until someone who is injured on the way to a game brings suit against the NFL for not postponing a game when faced with inclement weather? The league has now set the precedent that they are not only willing and able to postpone such games, but that they feel it is their responsibility.

NFL now stands for “Nanny Football League” – and in this ridiculously litigious society, that will mean tailgate chasing lawyers as sure as the Patriots will have home field advantage throughout the play-offs.

Unless it snows….


2 Responses to “NFL Set A Legal Precedent, Too”

  1. Angela
    December 27th, 2010 @ 8:41 pm

    Nicely done, and “Nanny Football League” is sadly apt.

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