- Minneapolis was awarded the 2018 Super Bowl because...that helps Viking fans feel better about the gaping hole in their stadium financing plans. Before anyone has a chance to say otherwise: no, Super Bowls are not worth $1 billion. However, as I've said before, you're not getting another Super Bowl, Florida, until you make more subsidy payments to the NFL. Its also worth re-reading my short, tongue-in-cheek post about why cold-weather cities host such damn good Super Bowls.
- Speaking of handouts to Florida's NFL owners, Miami's Stephen Ross wants to be paid for events hosted at the Dolphins' stadium, which is owned by taxpayers! That way, he can continue to give hundreds of millions of dollars to the University of Michigan. So basically, he wants Florida taxpayers to pay for kids to go to school in Michigan. UPDATE: Reader Scott Myers points out while Ross is looking for more tax dollars, Sun Life Stadium is owned by the team.
- The U.S. Senate finally found something they can agree on - asking the Washington Redskins to change their name - now if they could just pass a budget...UPDATE: Turns out, it was only Democrats signing the letter.
- And, in case you missed it, the Buccaneers are now the latest team to face a federal lawsuit over not paying their cheerleaders enough.
Thursday, May 22, 2014
NFL Shenanigans: Super Bowls, Greedy Dolphins, and Cheerleaders
Busy busy week for the NFL; in short: