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Today in the Stadium Scam

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On August 26, 2016
The Raiders want to move to Las Vegas. They are their partners, i.e., the always lovely Sheldon Adelson, are demanding the city pay a mere $750 million for the stadium, a number that will no doubt increase once the inevitable cost overruns take place. Adelson’s lackey says this $750 million is a non-negotiable number. The […]

Easley

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On August 16, 2016

I am pleasantly shocked that the NFL Seniors Committee named former Seahawks safety Kenny Easley their finalist for the Hall of Fame. Easley’s career ended at the age of 28 because of a kidney i

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Today in the Stadium Scam

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On March 17, 2016
The Washington Racists want a new stadium. Owner George Armstrong Custer Daniel Snyder wants that stadium to be publicly funded. And if there’s one city that lacks any problems with poverty or income inequality and therefore should dump millions into subsidizing the toy of a particularly vile rich man, it’s Washington. The early design for […]
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While I feel bad for fans of the St. Louis Rams now that they have moved back to Los Angeles, it’s hard not to feel the city has escaped a huge weight around its neck through another publicly-funded stadium. After all, the city of St. Louis only still owes a mere $100 million plus on […]

Harrington

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On December 22, 2015

I, as you all know, have been a fan of the Oregon Ducks since I was a child when they were going 2-9 in the early 80s. and losing to Pacific University in Stockton, which soon after gave up their foot

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NFL Week 13 Open Thread

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On December 6, 2015
Above: The Patriots’ top receiving option this week. There has been a general demand for NFL open threads this season. So OK. Will the Seahawks salvage their season by beating the Vikings on the road? Will Tom Brady be throwing to the ghost of Irving Fryar given that the team’s top 819 non-QB skill players […]

Buying Patriotism

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On November 5, 2015

The NFL and the Department of Defense: two vile organizations that deserve each other: The Department of Defense doled out as much as $6.8 million in taxpayer money to professional sports teams to hon

Punting

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On September 30, 2015

A couple of years ago, the NFL changed its kickoff rules to minimize this dangerous play. Moving the kick up has allowed for more touchbacks, which means less returns, and less damage to players’

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