All other forms of recording/stealing signals are allowed (e.g. photos). Breakdowns of existing tape are allowed. So why is videotaping signals illegal to the NFL as of this season? Could it be a result of the NFL wanting absolute control over any and all NFL video, which they do? It seems to me that the banning of field video isn't to discourage gaining a competitive advantage; hell, we've already discussed at length how video is actually less an advantage than live people and photographs. It's about the NFL protecting its product. With that in mind, this is even less of an issue. Am I crazy?