In my third-ever post back in March 2007 (a brilliant post, by the way) I detailed how the NFL is vigorously defending its marks, and mentioned that the NFL had previously sent letters to Las Vegas casinos stating that the Super Bowl cannot be shown in “public on screens that, according to federal law, are larger than those 'commonly used in private homes'."
Over the past couple of years, My-Sugar-Na and I have become fond of watching Packer games (and a couple of Brewers games, too) from the Northern Lights Theater at Potowatomi. That appears to be coming to an end with the NFL sending "cease and desist" letters to Potowatomi, the Rosebud Cinema and the Majestic Theater (of course, I am sure this didn't help). To his credit, Don Walker (the MJS Sports Business writer) did a way better job of detailing this than I could have. I have tried to find time for days to blog about it, but life is really got me chasing my tail.
Over the past nine months or so of blogging, I have sang the praises of a few local businesses. Although sometimes the tone of my blogs can be negative, or it sounds like I am whining, I don't like to call out specific businesses for petty stuff (slow waitress service, a product that is not on time, etc). Experts can Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah about how customer service should be, but the reality is that some times things just don't work out right. Does it make one happy? Usually not, but it also isn't a reason to write about a business that basically says to stay away.
But now and again, a business might do something to blatantly turn away a customer - as if to say "we don't want or need your business" - that needs to be addressed.
Last week Friday (January 11th), I had surgery on my right elbow. The first time I had a twinge in my elbow was in Januray 2005. At that time, I had bowled three nights a week for a few years, but I was only bowling one night a week for the beginning of that seaon. I was asked to bowl in a new league for the second half of that season, and on the very first night on this new team I felt a twinge in my elbow. Not that it really hurt, because that same week I bowled a career-high 847 series at Bluemound Bowl (which included two 300 games).
The elbow got a little worse in the early part of 2005, but not painful enough to get anything done about it... it was more of a nagging ache that bothered me worse on some days than other days. As a matter of fact, in April of that year I bowled an 804 series (the only time in my career that I had bowled two 800+ series in the same season).