Originally Posted by CrawfordCentury
Why was it incumbent upon the taxpayers of Baltimore to subsidize a for-profit ubdertaking like a football franchise? How is it any better than Obama bailing out GM and AIG and the Banks?
I just don't understand the leftist mentality..
Becasue that is how it works in any city, the state government reaped teh benefits of the Colts being there by generating extra revnue in ticket sales and products sold and local buisnesses selling there services come game day, why should they play in a run down stadium that they (local official) agree'd was needing a face lift, I think this went on for 10 years or better, it's not like it was a one way street there, they got a return on them it wasn't a all give and no return...It was a smart investment and they weren't smart enough to keep a good thing, you see Indy built a new stadium for them, they are smart. It wasn't a bailout by any means liek you are referring to with AIG and GM, and that is easily proved by them moving on, didn't need a bailout it was the States problem all along and they negelected it....
Former Baltimore Colts playing against the former Cleveland Browns. Two one time great teams. Now just examples of why the NFL is a shadow of its former self.
I got the irony of that, just took a minute to think about it....It is funny though