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Fri Sep 20, 2013, 03:01 PM

NFL, M.I.A. in “secret legal war” over Super Bowl halftime show

"The NFL does not take kindly to superstars who provide Super Bowl halftime that isn’t wholesome and it wasn’t particularly happy when M.I.A. made like Bud Adams and flipped the bird during Madonna’s February 2012 show."

"M.I.A., her lawyer told THR, “plans to launch a public war on the mega-powerful football league.”

“She is going to go public with an explanation of how ridiculous it was for the NFL and its fans to devote such furor to this incident,” Howard King said, “while ignoring the genocide occurring in her home country and several other countries, topics she frequently speaks to.”

M.I.A., whose given name is Mathangi Arulpragasam, is English and Sri Lankan.

“Of course, the NFL’s claimed reputation for wholesomeness is hilarious, in light of the weekly felonies committed by its stars,” King said, “the bounties placed by coaches on opposing players, the homophobic and racist comments uttered by its players, the complete disregard for the health of players and the premature deaths that have resulted from same, and the raping of public entities ready to sacrifice public funds to attract teams.”"

The NFL is trying to get $1.5 million from her. Laughable.

Whole article from Washington Post's Cindy Boren here:
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/early-lead/wp/2013/09/20/nfl-m-i-a-in-secret-legal-war-over-super-bowl-halftime-show/?tid=pm_sports_pop

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gopiscrap Sep 2013 #1
FSogol Sep 2013 #2
gopiscrap Sep 2013 #4
sharp_stick Sep 2013 #5
FSogol Sep 2013 #6
sharp_stick Sep 2013 #3
Lizzie Poppet Sep 2013 #7

Response to FSogol (Original post)

Fri Sep 20, 2013, 03:02 PM

1. worrying about this shit is a waste of time

considering the problems this country really has.

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Response to gopiscrap (Reply #1)

Fri Sep 20, 2013, 03:04 PM

2. Who is worrying?

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Response to FSogol (Reply #2)

Fri Sep 20, 2013, 03:05 PM

4. or even spending time yakking about it.

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Response to gopiscrap (Reply #4)

Fri Sep 20, 2013, 03:06 PM

5. And yet here you are

dragging it out and out and out.

Shall we continue?

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Response to gopiscrap (Reply #4)

Fri Sep 20, 2013, 03:08 PM

6. Her response (or her lawyer's response) to the NFL's "morality" amused me.

I felt it would amuse others, so I posted it.

Feel free to ignore everything while wringing your hands over serious problems.

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Response to FSogol (Original post)

Fri Sep 20, 2013, 03:04 PM

3. How much did they get from Justin Timberlake

and Janet Jackson after the boobie that stole the show?

The no fun league is getting more pathetic every year.

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Response to FSogol (Original post)

Fri Sep 20, 2013, 03:09 PM

7. Both sides will get a ton of free publicity. win/win

 

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