Whilst it is true that the NFL doesn't have the control they claim, they do have more leverage, due to their ability to control entry to the ground and impose contract conditions on those who do enter.
However there is no such thing as "sporting rights " legally.
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The US government is a bully. One property of bullies is that they try to play the victim.
Generally speaking to be a victim you have to be the weaker party. Exactly who on this planet is strong enough to make the US government into a victim?
(This does not mean that individual americans cannot be victims - of curse they can - and it is then the job of a stronger party, the US government, to defend them. However the US government cannot really be a victim. What has happened here is that it deliberately made itself weak in order to catch out people so it could bully them.)
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So it's the victim's fault for making it to easy? I imagine there are plenty of rapists in jail that think the same way.
Calling the US Government a "victim". That's beyond surreal. Don't make me laugh!
AN early US president, John Adams, said
Avarice, ambition, revenge and licentiousness would break the strongest cords of our Constitution, as a whale goes through a net. Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.
The problem is that the US public is now so divided that whichever side wins behaves as if they got a unanimous vote.
Normally this is the part where I'd say "and yes, I'd say this if the electoral college had shafted Trump too" but the problem is this has happened twice in the past 20 years and BOTH TIMES it was my team, the Democrats, that got royally f**ked by this. The simple truth of the matter is that the system IS rigged. It's just that it's rigged in a manner to give rural, sparsely populated counties an unfair influence over the outcome of the election. i.e. rigged in favor of Trump supporters, and Republicans in general, NOT rigged against them.
No that isn't the problem - after all Trump could easily have won the popular vote too - and then you wouldn't have a complaint. No the problem is the winner takes all culture of politics by which elected governments ignore the wishes of the 49%. (or event he 51%)
This really started to get worse with Margaret Thatcher in the UK.
Even with a popular vote referendum you are not safe. The UK didn't vote for any particular Brexit outcome - they voted (narrowly) against the remain option. It is certain that whatever deal we end up with will be less popular than remaining in the EU.
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Except that the US is a rogue state that practices cruel and unusual punishments, has the largest prison population in the world and has a uniquely awful plea bargaining system that basically denies justice to anyone sent there - especially for this type of crime.
You are correct in respect of the lawsuit- and I haven't seen anyone in the comments ay otherwise.
However there is a problem in that the constitution framers didn't predict the existence of large and powerful media corporations whose actions could be as damaging as government censorship - nor did they forsee that government could use pressure on these corporations as an end run around the 1st amendment. (Just like they have tried to starve anyone they don't like of funds by pressurising paypal, banks and credit card providers.)