I certainly could be wrong but ... the main clause of the rule (as underlined above) seems to be reasonably clear, specific, and far reaching. The rest of the rule appears to amplify the main clause. This says that during last Sunday's Jet/Pats game, the only information gathering equipment that the Jets and Pats could use during the game was Polaroid-type cameras and field telephones. The Pats used a video camera on the side lines, which is prohibited under this rule, assuming that it "gathered information". Okay. Fair enough. After the NFL verified that the tape had something on it, Goodell levied his punishment against the Pats. HOWEVER, if we stick to the letter of the law, I submit that this rule is being violated EVERY WEEK by EVERY TEAM that uses binnoculars to gather information during the game (such as the offensive coordinators that are sometimes shown on telecasts positioned up in the booths.) I know it's a little silly, but binnoculars, are non-exempted equipment that aid in information gathering. And they are used by participants during the game. Does anybody have any game film that shows these guys? If so, perhaps these should be send to ESPN, FOX, and the NFL. It's just a thought. Now let's go out and crush the Chargers!