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To: Tea Party Terrorist
The owner of the Carolina Panthers is also demanding Taxpayer money for stadium upgrades with the tacit threat of taking the team to LA.

The NFL has probably gotten far more money from not having a team in Los Angeles than it ever would have earned from having a team there. Every time a team wants a new stadium it drops hints of LA Bengals, LA Vikings, LA Panthers, LA (fill in just about any other team) and the city officials grab the taxpayers by the ankles and shake them for money. Once LA has a team the threat of having the Portland Panthers just isn't as scary to cities.

(Portland picked because it is the largest metro area other than LA which doesn't have a NFL team in a couple hours' drive).

23 posted on 01/21/2013 1:18:59 PM PST by KarlInOhio (Choose one: the yellow and black flag of the Tea Party or the white flag of the Republican Party.)
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To: KarlInOhio

Baseball used to do this with Tampa Bay. But, I believe “city leaders” are more than happy to give pro teams what they want. Lots of fringe benefits for them.


25 posted on 01/21/2013 1:25:10 PM PST by Tea Party Terrorist (Those who work for a living are now outnumbered by those who vote for a living.)
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