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Old 06-10-2014   #15
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Default Re: NFL-Greedy "Backdoor" Deals Whore Out SuperBowl City

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Originally Posted by badboy View Post
Businesses routinely seek out "freebies" from cities and states to move into their area and these entities jump through hoops to the get dollars.

NFL is doing what it is allowed to do just like we would if we could. It may be a whore but look how many customers keep lining up.
To a point. The idea of public-funded entities handing out freebies (it's just taxpayer $$ after all) without disclousure is somewhat galling.

Some of what I personally deem over-the-top might not bother others, but it does me.

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Under a six-page “Government Guarantees” section, the NFL also asked that local police provide officers, at no cost, for anti-counterfeit enforcement teams focused on tickets and merchandise.
This is a corporate entity asking that a portion of a taxpayer-funded force be used exclusively for the benefit of that corporation to protect only the corporate interests. This isn't an escort for VIPs, this isn't a voluntary (or paid) funeral escort, this isn't cleaning up the hookers from the park, this is pulling cops off the street, at taxpayer expense, not to protect the public (which you could claim w/ stadium security), but to protect the copyright of the NFL.
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D.B. - That sounds like a nugget of reality wrapped in a layer of embellished hyperbole.
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