How the NFL Fleeces Taxpayers

For all things non Essendon related, tell us how much you hate the Blues, Pies, etc.
Post Reply
grassy1
Champion of Essendon
Posts: 6431
Joined: Wed Jul 25, 2007 8:48 pm

How the NFL Fleeces Taxpayers

Post by grassy1 » Mon Oct 16, 2017 6:22 pm

On the Back of the AFL Commission threatening to delay AFL action at the new Perth Stadium for a year or worse,if the State Government didn't give this greedy Mib a share of other sports' stadium profits and not putting a cent towards it's construction,I quite literally stumbled into an article I have read before.

Called how the NFL Fleeces Taxpayers,the article by Gregg Easterbrook of The Atlantic,provided for sobering reading about the NFL,but then got me thinking as to why the AFL spent so much time in the USA.They get inspiration about their their many harebrained ideas from the US,but worse still,inspiration on how to badger governments for a greedy cut,at great expense to others.

Hope the WA State Government holds their line and doesn't buckle to a bunch of Greedy,blackmailing bunch of Bullies.I'd be very interested to see if that AWFULL mob really would send their matches back to Subiaco Oval(or Domain Stadium).

Don't know if this link will work,but here goes,......

theatlantic.com/m...taxpayers/309448/

grassy1
Champion of Essendon
Posts: 6431
Joined: Wed Jul 25, 2007 8:48 pm

Re: How the NFL Fleeces Taxpayers

Post by grassy1 » Tue Oct 24, 2017 12:08 am

Deal reached at the New Stadium.

A lot of Backslapping going on between the WA Government,the WA Football Commission,West Coast,Fremantle and AFL Chairman,Richard Goyder.

Seems pretty Smug if you ask me.I don't mind footy getting it's Fair Share.But what's the Catch I wonder(to Taxpayers),given the AFL Commission put barely a Red Cent towards the building of this new Stadium of our's?!

BankWest Stadium or Optus Park?

grassy1
Champion of Essendon
Posts: 6431
Joined: Wed Jul 25, 2007 8:48 pm

Re: How the NFL Fleeces Taxpayers

Post by grassy1 » Sun Dec 10, 2017 3:21 pm

Been doing quite a bit of reading from 1 Peter Fitzsimons,in light of this issue being drawn to my attention on Offsiders today.

Short of barely hearing a word about what the NSW Government's intentions were with Stadiums,I got my teeth into Fitz's opinion pieces on 3 Stadiums being bowled over and rebuilt,at a Cost to the Taxpayer of $2Billion.

Now it could be that many consider Fitzsimins to be a Sanctimonious,Granny Herald,Left Wing Windbag(A big like myself I confess :roll: ),re-reading a Gregg Easterbrook article or 2 on NFL excess,I tend to believe Firzsimons is on the Right Track,allowing for Richard Hind's alternative viewpoint on the ABC Website.

But the critical issue for me,is how Governments approach this Issue of Stadium Building and Government Spending and right now the NSW Government is in the Gun.

The Premier seems to be digging her heels in,against the advice of even her own Ministers,such as the State Treasurer and Finance Minister and possibly a brewing Backbench Revolt,but is forging ahead anyway,backed by News Limited Editors or Journalists.

Will her stance pay off?

Crazyman,what do you think?

Lastly,I wonder if Fitzsimons is aware of Gregg Easterbrook and his NFL articles?

Post Reply

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 3 guests