Never trust politicians to negotiate with jocks; the jocks will win millions of taxpayer dollars and embarrass fans by losing games.
I didn’t always feel opposition to public stadiums; I enjoy attending live sporting events; I like wearing my NFL, NHL and MLB gear and rooting for my favorite teams. But I’m not buying the “Stadiums create jobs!” chant anymore. Here’s why:
1.) Caving To Jocks
Politicians care more about looking cool in front of jocks than representing their constituents. Case in point: The new Vikings Stadium.
Remember the old Metrodome with the roof that collapsed under snow last December? The...