Jim Morin by Jim Morin

Jim Morin

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  1. Rockngolfer

    Rockngolfer said, over 1 year ago

    The Dolphins paid $4.7 million for a special election to try to get $289 million to renovate Sun Life Stadium.
    That is just too crazy for me.

  2. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    I’m with ya, Rocky.

    I can count on one hand (hmmmm let me see one……two) the times I have place my derriere on a stadium seat after HS. (I played sports in HS) I was a golfer in college so no stadiums for me.

    The TV is a much better medium for football and if it were up to me they could play in a sandlot. So I would vote no on wasting tax money on a stadium for professional sports complexes. They make billions. Build your own infrastructure.

    Now it is common for a franchise to hold the community hostage. You know, we will go to city “X” if you don;t help us pay for a new stadium. Ours is 10 years old and two small.

    The Tampa Bay Rays are doing in now.

    The Tampa Bay Bucs did it a while ago.

    We need that cash to support our state and community educational system. Quit giving quarterbacks 100 million dollar (20 mil a year) contracts to play a GAME.

  3. Ketira shena Pretarasedrin

    Ketira shena Pretarasedrin GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @Adrian Snare

    You’re not a Floridian (or a US Football fan), are you? Morin writes for The Miami Herald.
    .
    For once, @Rockngolfer, I agree with you since I no longer watch football.

  4. Fourcrows

    Fourcrows said, over 1 year ago

    As a Browns fan, I had to watch Art Modell bitch and moan that the Browns NEEDED a new stadium. The fans didn’t vote for one because, quite frankly, we loved Municipal Stadium. The old “Mistake on the Lake” was the definition of home field advantage, with the frigid Lake Erie winds pouring in over the bleachers (the “Dawg Pound”) making it impossible for southern and western teams to compete at their best. For less than half of what the new stadium would cost, the old one could have been updated. Also, Municipal Stadium had a seating capacity of nearly 89,000, and usually sold out, where the planned stadium had a capacity of 45,000 to 55,000. We new ticket prices would have shot up dramatically to pay for the shortfall.
    Of course, Art took his team to Baltimore, Cleveland built a new, smaller stadium anyway, and now we’re getting ready for our 14th annual rebuilding year. I actually left Ohio the same year the Browns did, so the fact that I usually see only 2 or 3 games a year on tv makes their current struggles a little easier to take.

  5. ARodney

    ARodney said, over 1 year ago

    Living in Denver, we’re still paying sales taxes to build the stadium for the millionaires… and the old stadium was fine and had as many seats, but not so many luxury boxes. Do you think more luxury boxes are any help at all to the people who funded the stadium? New rule: if sports teams are allowed by the US citizens to keep monopolies in their industry (which they are, as you’ll find out if you try to form a new “competitor” team), it should be a felony for them to use that monopoly to extort money from taxpayers.

  6. ahab

    ahab GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @ARodney

    I loved how Billionaire Pat Bowlen, in fur coat, got Denverites to pony up for the new stadium. He threatened to move the stadium to Aurora, wasn’t it? Thereby threatening the loss to Denver, all the income from the stadium sales/building funds/ taxes etc. Well Denver fell all over itself to help poor Bowlen out!:-)

  7. cjr53

    cjr53 said, over 1 year ago

    @ARodney

    Thanks, you’ve answered a question that has been on my mind since 2007; why are the sales tax rates here so much higher than in California?


    Go Broncos.

  8. d_legendary1 Demands Dr.C and Martens Release

    d_legendary1 Demands Dr.C and Martens Release said, over 1 year ago

    @Rockngolfer

    Its actually more like $400 million dollars and the money is gonna come from hotel taxes. Basically its the same thing the Marlins did to get their stadium in the old Orange Bowl location. But unlike the Marlins Miami is a football town and they will most likely fork over the cash.

  9. Rockngolfer

    Rockngolfer said, over 1 year ago

    @d_legendary1 Demands Dr.C and Martens Release

    I voted against the sales tax for the new stadium in Tampa, over and over.
    Then in the mid 90’s they combined it with a tax to help schools.
    So The Biig Sombrero was replaced with a smaller stadium, and it still doesn’t get filled.

  10. MortyForTyrant

    MortyForTyrant said, over 1 year ago

    @Rockngolfer

    Haven’t been a capitalist long, have you? It’s a 1:80 leverage, not even AIG got that. “Nice work if you can get it” – wink wink, nod nod…

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