I'm surprised most here don't have a problem with our football team publicly and officially taking sides politically.
Also surprised considering the NFL's position on gambling that Fuhrer Goodell hasn't swooped down to put a halt to this.
“I just wanted to say to the fans … in D.C. and across the nation, they’ve been great for us, cheering us on. At away games they show up in the masses and at home they really made it feel like a home-field advantage. We said this when I was in college, ‘We got a chance to sit at the dinner table and experience success and it was a good meal. But now we want to go back to get dessert.’ We’ll be ready to get dessert next year.”
Robert Griffin’s last words at the press conference.
I'm torn as well... In NC they said that the revenue for the lottery would go to education... So if $200 million/year was projected to go to education, they took $200 million/year from the normal budget away from education...
But I love gambling, so I'm like "BUILD THAT THING!!!"
RIP Blake Fomby... You will be missed... Love you brother. Hope they keep the roof open at Cowboys Stadium so you can still watch them from up there...
Don't like that the Skins are endorsing this. Why does it matter for them? I mean do they think all the fans are now gonna vote for it because they endorse it? Seems pretty stupid.
Talk about playoffs in college football:
We're talking about playoffs?! -TJ
Stadium complexes with casinos is the future, I suspect.
Football stadiums are the worst investment in the universe. Billions of dollars and ten guaranteed uses per year. The only way it makes sense for a team is if it is publicly subsidzed. And that era is ending.
So...how do you use a stadium 355 days a year when there is no football? Some concerts, I guess. Maybe a soccer game.
Or make it a big hotel/casino.
how do you turn a stadium into a hotel or a casino?
Formerly known as "Liberty"
I'm torn on this issue. As far as I know... the revenue generated from the casinos does not specifically go to education. I believe it goes into a general fund. That way it does not HAVE to be used for just education. This is exactly what the state did with the teachers' pensions. Instead of putting the money aside specifically for what it is supposed to be used for... they put all money together in a general fund and "forgot" to fund the teachers' pensions. Now teacher's have to put more money into their pension to make up for the politicians' mistake.
I'm worried that if specific language is not put into writing then the same thing could happen here.
Either way, Maryland benefits from voting yes, so I am OK with whichever option is voted into legislation... I just feel the commercials are completely misleading (but then again, I should expect this during an election year)
Redskins Were Paid $450,000 to Endorse Maryland Gambling Ballot Initiative
A committee lobbying to expand gambling in Maryland pledged to give the Washington Redskins $450,000 on Oct. 1. The next day, the Redskins' president of business operations praised plans for a casino to open in Prince George’s County. The Redskins' press release endorsing the initiative was also released on October 2.
Dennis Greene said he felt obligated to support expanded gaming in the state because it would create jobs and bolster school funding. Greene didn’t mention the committee, called For Maryland Jobs and Schools, had offered up nearly a half million dollars to the team.
For Maryland Jobs and Schools has received at least $17.4 million from MGM Resorts International, the Las Vegas-based gaming heavyweight that wants to open the Prince George’s casino, according to campaign statements filed Friday night.
A spokesman for the Redskins could not be reached Friday night.
The committee also spent at least $15.9 million on advertising as it works to convince Maryland voters to support Question 7, which would legalize Las Vegas-style table games, such as blackjack, and permit a casino to open in Prince George’s County.
So in case anybody is keeping track, a half a million will buy the support of the Washington Redskins on a local ballot initiative
Last edited by Dan T.; October-20th-2012 at 06:45 PM.
Flying Vince Lombardi x x x x x x x x x x x Ryan Kerrigan... Funky-style
Vote Question 7. Just because its another thing to do at national harbor. There will the outlets there and the casino. I bet MGM will step up a entertainment type of arena to host big entertainers.
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