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OK first you’re being a total dick right now,
the spoopy has arrived
Halloween display fell over
THE FIRST CASUALTY OF THE SKELETON WAR
don’t drink and skeleton, kids
it’s extremely safe now
i got annoyed when a bunch of refugees attacked me one time, way to thank me for rendering the bomb safe
those warheads in Ulysses’s temple are also all safe now
Let’s take another big step backward.
Okay, so taxpayers have funded 70 percent of the construction costs of the stadiums in which NFL teams play, for which they receive a return of pennies on the dollar. But consider the economic impact if taxpayers were to receive 70 percent of the profits generated by those facilities: that is, a proportion equal to our investment. Given that the NFL is projected to earn in the neighborhood of $10 billion this season, that amounts to $7 billion from TV, tickets, parking, etc. (Again: no stadiums means no games.) Think about how much social good $7 billion would do in cities such as Detroit and Cleveland and St. Louis, where bright new stadiums rise above crumbling schools, closed factories, and condemned homes.
Or let’s say, more conservatively, that cities demanded a 50 percent share of the profits as rent. Or simply demanded that the owners remit to the taxpayers the sum required to build and maintain these stadia. This would still represent hundreds of millions of dollars.
This is not some socialist ‘redistribution of wealth’ scheme. It’s not charity. That’s Fox News math. This is asking an immensely profitable business to pay investors (taxpayers) our rightful dividend.
I have a soft spot for these particular Mario-brand sports games because in Europe they called it Mario Smash Football, as it should be
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