The Siena Saints have a MAAC conference showdown against the Niagara Purple Eagles scheduled for Sunday at 1 p.m. Siena and Niagara are both in the state of New York, which means their fanbases have a lot of overlap with that of the New York Giants, which means that sports fans in the area had a choice to make: Go see the Saints, or stay home and watch the Giants.
So the Saints, thought, "What if people could do both?" They hatched a plan to show the Giants game on their scoreboard during Siena's contest against Niagara.
The NFL, though, isn't having it. From Mark Singelais at timesunion.com:
"We received an email yesterday evening indicating that showing the game on a screen not similar to that the size of one in someone's home is not allowed," Siena athletic director John D'Argenio said. "During a conference call this morning with NFL Vice President and Media Counsel Jonathan Galst we asked if permission could be granted and what it might t...