There may be more to this seeming foolishness than I thought originally.
Will Bunch, of the Philadelphia Daily News, says at his Attytood blog that Darlin’ Arlen is actually dancing to his masters’ tune to keep the big bucks flowing.
Another alternative suggestion came from Al Morganti at the WIP Radio Morning Show earlier this week, who argued that Sen. Specter was actually taking a back-door approach to getting to the question of the NFL’s monopoly status.
Opening that latter door would be a Good Thing, I acknowledge, but I lean more toward the first explanation than the second if forced to abandon my original one.
Still, this may be a story that could have some legs, given the various possibilities.