Money, it's a gas Grab that cash with both hands and make a stash New car, caviar, four star daydream, Think I'll buy me a football team.
You know the story.
You open the morning newspaper and see a picture of the owner of your local professional sports team next to an article entitled “Owner Demands Concessions.”
The owner complains about how difficult it has become to compete against teams from larger markets. Citing escalating player salaries, increased travel costs, and a stadium that, despite being built only twenty years ago, is outdated, the owner cries out for help from the community. He explains that to maintain a competitive team, a new or remodeled stadium, with multiple corporate skyboxes and special seating, is necessary. The additional revenue from the skyboxes will not only help pay for quality players but will also demonstrate the city's commitment to being a big-time city, a winner. The owner also implies that if financial help is not forthcoming, he will be forced to move to a city more sympathetic to his quest to build a winning team.
Community leaders and politicians, determined not to be remembered as being responsible for the city losing its team and,