DAVE ZIRIN ~ BAD SPORTS

~ OARTGWL ~ Owners Are Ruining The Games We Love

~ OAUCWBTSOTG-IATTTHFTPISF ~ Owners Are Uniquely Charged With Being The Stewards Of The Game – It’s A Task That They Have Failed To Perform In Spectacular Fashion

~ FHBSFTB ~ Fans Have Become Scenery For Television Broadcasts

~ OBTTDNTF ~ Owners Believe That They Don’t Need The Fans – They Have Also – In A Novel And Unprecedented Manner – Used The Ball Park As A Showcase For Their Politics

~ TOPFPF ~ The Often Publicly Funded Playing Field

~ ITWAWJLII-EIOTPFTSWEUPAUFL ~ It’s Their World And We Just Live In It – Even If Our Taxes Pay For Their Stadiums With Every Unfilled Pothole And Under-Funded Library

~ ITTUTS ~ It’s Time To Upset The Setup

~ IATOIPATAC-LFSBATDUTSABTTB ~ If A Team Owner Is Particularly Abusive To A Community – Local Fans Should Be Able To Divvy Up The Shares And Buy The Team Back

~ AAADNRHOTTDL ~ Accountability And Accessibility Do Not Rank High On Their To-Do List

~ IATAWTOBCFARPFATD ~ It’s Another Thing Altogether When The Owners Both Call For And Receive Public Funds And Taxpayer Dollars

~ OWPTCSFC ~ Owners Who Pillage Their Communities Should Face Consequences

~ WNTSTOWTRTFTCO’DG’O~ We Need To Start Thinking Of Ways To Remove Teams From The Clutches Of “Death-Grip” Owners

~ SSTTDOTDE ~ Sporting Shrines To The Dogma Of Trickle-Down Economics

~ LMTMTCG ~ Little More Than Monuments To Corporate Greed

~ $500MWHFAB-BWFTCHBSMWOJAAE ~ $500 Million Welfare Hotels For America’s Billionaires – Built With Funds That Could Have Been Spent More Wisely On Just About Anything Else

~ BEOCBTDATKOIPWJTETGBRAP ~ But Employment Opportunities Created By The Domes Are The Kinds Of Irregular Poverty Wage Jobs That Expand The Gap Between Rich And Poor

~ TMODOPFSALBIU ~ The Model Of Dependence On Publicly Funded Stadiums And Luxury Boxes Is Unsustainable

~ SOASOTMPWCPITUS-BAOTHWCCCWUILBTMAOSC ~ Sports Owners Are Some Of The Most Politically Well-Connected People In The United States – Buying Access On The Hill With Cold Cash Wrapped Up In Luxury Box Tickets, Memorabilia, And Other Sports Cachet

~ TPIWOUTPHTTBTTPP-IWAGTFTBFTS-TINNTUTPAAW ~ The Problem Is When Owners Use The Platform Handed To Them By Taxpayers To Play Propagandist – If We Are Going To Foot The Bill For Their Stadiums – There Is No Need To Underwrite Their Political Adventures As Well

~ ISBTROCTRTPFAS-EDETT ~ It Should Be The Right Of Citizens To Refuse To Publicly Fund A Stadium – Especially During Economically Troubled Times

~ IYATFBLE-PWSFSETD ~ If You Abuse The Fan Base Long Enough – People Will Simply Find Something Else To Do

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