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ltjvt1026
01-23-2009, 11:00 AM
Read this today on thunderrun. Already sent my email to the NFL. Fire 'em up!
http://thunderrun.blogspot.com/2009/01/are-you-ready-to-get-angry.html
:eek: The NFL should be ashamed.

UPDATE: This from thunderrun
http://thunderrun.blogspot.com/2009/01/super-bowl-xliii-and-hired-help.html

BadCat
01-23-2009, 11:07 AM
Read this today on thunderrun. Already sent my email to the NFL. Fire 'em up!
http://thunderrun.blogspot.com/2009/01/are-you-ready-to-get-angry.html
:eek: The NFL should be ashamed.

That is disgusting.

Space Gravy
01-23-2009, 11:18 AM
While the members of the Color Guard (and all of the other extras who are involved in the various on-field events) won’t retreat to their seats in the stands like the members of the home team’s band at a college football game, this is standard practice, and it doesn’t represent a change of any kind.

“The members of the Color Guard have always been our guests at a Super Bowl party in a compound on the stadium grounds where they watch the game on big-screen TVs and enjoy food and beverage,” NFL spokesman Greg Aiello told us via e-mail. “That is how we have done it every year.”

That’s an important point, in our view. Because the outrage is being stoked by the contention that something has changed, presumably due to the economy. Well, nothing has changed. Per the league, this is the way it has always been done.

“The military provides an intra-service Color Guard as part of our pre-game tribute to the military that also includes the military fly-over of the stadium,” Aiello said. “Then we arrange a place for the Color Guard to watch the game along with other pre-game and halftime show participants (more than 2,000 people).”

Much ado about nothing. Seems like this is the way the NFL and military have handled it for years.

http://www.profootballtalk.com/2009/01/23/super-bowl-color-guard-flap-riles-up-fans/