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Nathan Schneider @ntnsndr

If only the NFL hadn't banned Packers-like community ownership, it would be easier to have a team to root for this .

@ntnsndr The NFL banned that?

I am reading htis article and it is glorious newyorker.com/news/sporting-sc

I can't seem to find where they say it was banned!

@hassan @ntnsndr The Packers' community ownership is grandfathered in. Maximum since the 1980s is 32 owners with one required to have a 30% stake.

@hassan it's in the middle of the article:

"It’s actually written in the N.F.L. bylaws that no team can be a non-profit, community owned entity. The late N.F.L. commissioner Pete Rozelle had it written into the league’s constitution in 1960. Article V, Section 4—otherwise known as the Green Bay Rule—states that 'charitable organizations and/or corporations not organized for profit and not now a member of the league may not hold membership in the National Football League.'"

@nightpool @hassan

Nice find.

So it is written in there.

What *exactly* is the goodness we need to promote the most?

Just what ONE thing can enhence a thing like a co-op?

@ntnsndr With the whole TBI thingy, I don't think I'll ever be able to watch another game without feeling horrified, regardless of ownership structures. Just glad I only played for two years in highschool...

Of course, public ownership of sports teams generally is a good idea. Unfortunately, it seems like (American) Football is a bad idea, period, no matter who owns the team...