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by M.G. Siegler


The N.F.L. and the Business of Ripping Out the Heart of Oakland

Michael Powell on the NFL owners vote to move the Raiders from Oakland to Las Vegas:

One team owner, Stephen M. Ross of the Miami Dolphins, voted against the relocation. “We as owners and as a league owe it to the fans to do everything we can to stay in communities that have supported us,” he said in a statement.
That was so sweet of him; I hope he has put a few food tasters on his staff.

Great line. But really, how ridiculous is it that cities are still paying for these stadiums which return very little beyond the possibility of heartache, like Oakland is felling right now? This should be the way.


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