The last time Peyton Manning was leading the Indianapolis Colts on a championship run (it’s been awhile), the NFL clamped down on the ability to watch the big game in churches. The NFL sent letters to churches informing them that airing the game would be a violation of the NFL’s copyright and trademark rights. However, two years ago the NFL appeared to call a reverse and allowed viewing in churches under certain conditions.
So what’s the NFL’s policy this year? Since there’s been no indication to the contrary, it seems the NFL is sticking to the policy that churches can air the Super Bowl without violating copyright laws. So start planning those parties!
For those who don’t know, here’s How to Host a Church Super Bowl Party.