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Monday, March 06, 2006
NFL Revenue-Gap Solution: Pay Taxpayers Back!
Eagles spokesman Dave Spadaro, blogging yesterday about the NFL labor talks, wrote: "The Eagles invested more than $300 million into the construction of Lincoln Financial Field and have built a 'gold standard' of marketing, Internet, merchandise, cheerleading and television operations. It's a tremendous model that required a lot of commitment, vision and, yes, capital. Why not be rewarded for that?"
Excuse me, Dave. Two omissions. First, shouldn't a 'gold standard' include championships? Second, didn't you mean, "a lot of commitment, vision and, yes, capital, including a ton of taxpayer money"? Here's a great idea for cutting the gap between rich and super-rich teams: Have the super-rich teams pay the taxpayers back the corporate welfare that help build their subsidized stadiums. Having a gold standard of cheerleading isn't enough.