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Atlanta Wants The Super Bowl Back

November 12, 2010

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell was in Atlanta for the NFL’s first installment of Thursday night football this season. Besides seeing a Falcons victory, Goodell met with Falcons owner, Arthur Blank, Atlanta mayor, Kasim Reed, and Georgia’s Governor-elect, Nathan Deal. The topic of discussion was bringing the Super Bowl to Atlanta, and Goodell urged that a new stadium would make Atlanta’s prospects greater.

The idea of a new stadium is sexy and of course fantastic, but Goodell seems to throw the idea around as if it is easy to build a new stadium. He was in Miami giving a similar pitch earlier in the season, and the people of Miami were displeased on sports radio. It is an expensive proposition, and taxpayers are usually asked to foot the bill. Goodell, who is facing a lockout and arguing that the cost of new stadiums requires players to take less salary and leave more revenue to owners, seems to have little regard for anything that doesn’t create revenue for the NFL. He believes that regardless of whether taxpayers have to pay for a new stadium for the Falcons, they’ll still come to games. Thus, the NFL won’t lose anything. Goodell has a one track mind, and sometimes, it may be nice if he would slow down and think about the people – especially in an economy that has many out of work.

– Jason

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