When we came out of our house around 1pm to go to lunch, our crazy neighbors down the street had set up three flat-panel TVs and a PA system with loudspeakers in order to watch today’s NFL football game.
I know this has got to be violating a rule or two about “public performances”. I was only able to find rules about Super Bowl parties, however.
For groups that want to host Super Bowl parties — other than sports bars and businesses that normally show televised sports — here are rules the NFL says must be followed:
– No admission fees (even to pay for snacks).
– Only one television (55 inches or smaller).
– No use of the words “Super Bowl” in promotional materials.
– No exhibition of the game in connection with events “that promote a message.”
I normally wouldn’t mind, but when we came out of our house we could clearly hear everything from their sound system, and we’re 4-5 houses away. They’d turned it down when I went out an hour later to take pictures, but the game may not have started yet.
Update: When the game(s) did start, they kept things to a reasonable volume, and had everything packed back up by around 6pm as far as I can tell.
The entire set of pictures is here.