Comment 44098

By d.knox (registered) | Posted July 27, 2010 at 09:19:09

I just heard the last bit of an interview on the CBC last night with the author of a recent book - Bad sports, How Owners are Ruining the Games we Love by Dave Zirin. http://www.amazon.ca/Bad-Sports-Owners-R...

It sounds so timely. Zurin's argument in the interview was essentially that sports team owners have been privitizing public funds by forcing municipalities to use public funds to build and maintain stadiums but then keeping all the profits for themselves. Zurin believes that we must force the owners (and municipalities need public support to do this) to play ball with the cities they have been happy to shakedown for the past few decades.

Part of the public support is for the public to start being vocal about not wanting the team under any conditions. At some point, the team is not worth it. I think we've hit that point in Hamilton.

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