SCOTUS repeals Fed Gambling Ban on Sports

My favorite part: "The law was passed out of concern that sports gambling might change the nature of sporting events from wholesome entertainment to a device for gambling."

Sports, by its nature, is zero sum. For every winner there is a loser. That is the attraction. That's why leisure activities like fishing, ice skating and dancing wind up as competitions,

Which ostrich thinks gambling hasn't always been the single largest driver of sports viewership?

 

This ostrich.  

And yet I take your point.  Look at all the passing rule changes.  I'm sure it was for the wholesomeness of the sport.  Hell, professional sports does a decent enough job ****ing up the sport on its own but why not bring in the experts.  

Dr._Bob posted:
grignon posted:

Which ostrich thinks gambling hasn't always been the single largest driver of sports viewership?

 

If gambling is first I think bacon potato skins are a close second.

I think you're overlooking the wings cartel.  

Henry posted:

Brought to you by the POS SCOTUS who gave us Citizens United.  I'm shocked. 

Well, yes.  the SCOTUS can be a POS.  But not on this issue.

There are still many more important decisiions coming up.  (and ones from the past that are worse POS already!).

so, let's save the POS for the issues that really matter.

Henry posted:

Tell me, what is Citizens United btw?

A group of people who wanted to show a movie.  FedGov tried to say, nope, you don't have the right of assembly or the free speech rights to do it.

It should have been a 9-0 "F*** off, slaver" decision in favor of Citizens United.  The fact that it wasn't is the POS part of the decision.

Fedya posted:
Henry posted:

Tell me, what is Citizens United btw?

A group of people who wanted to show a movie.  FedGov tried to say, nope, you don't have the right of assembly or the free speech rights to do it.

It should have been a 9-0 "F*** off, slaver" decision in favor of Citizens United.  The fact that it wasn't is the POS part of the decision.

BS. For 137 years the Supreme Court had held that Corporations were NOT people. Not entitled to the same free speech rights. Your summary of it is simplistic.

 

other than the obvious oppression on Italian Americans, why should anyone care?  

I mean, even the conservative Christians have been willing to turn a blind eye to "sinful behavior" and long as they can control the exit strategy of the vagina.  

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