- Why aren’t the football, baseball, basketball, hockey and other major sports franchises so many of us so passionately love and support not owned by the communities that give them their life?
- Here's How The NFL Makes A Killing Off Of Taxpayers
- Bill Moyers | Stadium Funding Deals Only Enrich the Plutocrats
Harvey Wasserman, Truthdig
AP/Ringo H.W. Chiu
Apr 29, 2014 | Enough is enough, sports fans.
It’s been known for decades that Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling is a racist jerk. Ditto Daniel Snyder, the owner of that professional football team in our nation’s capital whose current horrific anti-indigenous team name is a global embarrassment.
But these guys are the tip of the iceberg. The real question is: Why are these teams owned by individuals at all? Why do we allow our precious sports clubs to be the playthings of a bunch of wealthy degenerates?
Why aren’t the football, baseball, basketball, hockey and other major sports franchises so many of us so passionately love and support not owned by the communities that give them their life? Why is our nation powerless to remove the racist logo from a public stadium just down the street from the White House and Congress?
Harvey Wasserman, Truthdig contributor, is a life-long activist who speaks, writes and organizes widely on energy, the environment, history, drug war, election protection and grassroots politics.
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Here's How The NFL Makes A Killing Off Of Taxpayers, Alissa Scheller, Huffington Post
11/27/13 | The NFL may be generating money faster than Peyton Manning can rack up touchdowns but the league's owners have a history of looking for handouts when it comes time to pay for new stadiums. Here is a look at the staggering amount of public funds used to build the homes for NFL teams as well as a few of the NFL's other staggering fiscal stats.
Bill Moyers | Stadium Funding Deals Only Enrich the Plutocrats, BillMoyers.com Staff
In 2008, as the damage from Wall Street’s collapsing house of cards spread through the brick-and-mortar economy, Bill Moyers took an Emmy Award-winning look at the new Yankee Stadium project, seeing in it a shining illustration of our new Gilded Age.