by | Jun 24, 2019

Tampa Silliness, pretention, greed, mendacity, and guile stalk the land. No, no, no, I’m not talking about the reinforced platoon of Democrats who have announced their desire to be America’s next president, though this scrum is guilty of all of…

by | Aug 29, 2018

Billionaire sports team owners are increasingly strong-arming local, city, and state governments into financing extravagant (and exorbitant) new stadiums. For example, in St. Petersburg, Florida, the Tampa Bay Rays, a Major League Baseball franchise, plans to build a pricey new…

by | Jul 31, 2018

Something’s gotta give in Oakland. But this time, it might not be the government. The city hasn’t had a great few years when it comes to sports teams. The Oakland Raiders won’t be called that for much longer, bound for…

by | Feb 28, 2018

Taxpayers beware: the Washington Redskins want a new stadium. Normally, when a team starts shopping for a new stadium, it means that they want a newer (larger) subsidy from local taxpayers. This time, it appeared that legislators from Maryland, Virginia,…

by | Jan 5, 2018

Taxpayers scored a small victory in Las Vegas after the Oakland (soon to be Las Vegas) Raiders agreed to pay for both emergency responder upgrades and pedestrian paths to the Las Vegas Stadium site. But those costs are a drop…

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