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(Sports Illustrated)   Walking to the Superbowl? No. Tailgating? No. What?   (extramustard.si.com) divider line 15
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2585 clicks; posted to Sports » on 29 Jan 2014 at 10:17 AM (33 weeks ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2014-01-29 06:39:22 AM
4 votes:
NFL needs to lose their damn tax exemption. Fast.

Hey, Congress...you keep biatchin' about needing extra cash....
2014-01-29 10:26:04 AM
2 votes:

nekom: Christ you could probably sail to Europe and back on that.


Wouldn't he walk?
2014-01-29 09:00:22 AM
2 votes:
i really don't care. if you are paying thousands for your ticket that is a minor fee. the super bowl has been out of the reach of the average fan for a good while.
2014-01-29 04:27:08 PM
1 votes:

JohnBigBootay: IAmRight: Well, they're unlikely to buy their own arena but they'll use an existing one - chances are decent that Seattle will have an AFL team within the next couple of years.

Seriously? I am all over that. I would absolutely love to go see some arena ball. I've been to plenty of major league sports but if I'm honest with myself as far as attending live events goes, I much prefer minor leagues and small colleges and even high school.

/please be in seattle and not on the east side...


I would definitely hit up an arena game or two for those prices.

I've had a hell of a lot of fun at minor league games and the beer is usually far more affordable.
2014-01-29 03:34:58 PM
1 votes:
If the stars align and the 49ers make Super Bowl L, I'll see if I can make a couple of tickets work and go, but only because I could drive to the game* and not having to double or triple the expenses by paying for a hotel and travel expenses. Outside of that, I'm quite aware that I'll never go to a Super Bowl.

*: or whatever designated parking area they set up for the plebs to catch a shuttle to the stadium.

/Now, if the A's manage to get past Justin F'ing Verlander and get to the World Series...
2014-01-29 12:36:26 PM
1 votes:
How is not allowing walking to the game or getting dropped off even legal ? Seriously, anyone have an answer ? One can't use public streets to get to the game without being shook down ?
2014-01-29 10:58:01 AM
1 votes:
All this despite the fact that taxpayers have paid for a ridiculous, stupefying, unbelievable 68% of NFL stadium construction costs since 1923-a number that has risen astronomically in recent years despite a crippling recession and bankrupt state governments.


That's one of the reasons why I won't be watching the Super Bowl on Sunday. I'm done with a bunch of billionaires who don't mind players having their knees completely torn out (Bowman) but refuse to pay for the buildings those athletes get crippled in.

Fark the NFL. The owners and league are so worried about player health, they're going to add more games and more playoff games. Wheeeeeeeeee!

Enjoy the game. I hope you beat the spread. Me? I'm gonna watch some Netflix, Amazon Prime, Youtube and do some heavy duty cooking.
2014-01-29 10:55:11 AM
1 votes:
I have no problem with the rules. What I take exception to is the corporate VIPs won't have to follow the same rules
2014-01-29 10:46:38 AM
1 votes:

van1ty: MugzyBrown: Demetrius: Donnchadha: The NFL as an umbrella organization is a non-profit

And there's no way they should be considered a non-profit and they should be taxed accordingly.

Ok their tax bill will be $0 since they don't make any profit.

Wait, you think that non-profit organizations don't make a profit?  Many colleges are non-profit.  Churches are non-profit (also non-prophet).  they still make profit.


You don't know much about taxes/accounting/business. A non-profit could have revenues in excess of expenses but they can't just hand them out to the trustees (the equivalent to owners). They cannot have a profit.
2014-01-29 10:42:05 AM
1 votes:

van1ty: MugzyBrown: Demetrius: Donnchadha: The NFL as an umbrella organization is a non-profit

And there's no way they should be considered a non-profit and they should be taxed accordingly.

Ok their tax bill will be $0 since they don't make any profit.

Wait, you think that non-profit organizations don't make a profit?  Many colleges are non-profit.  Churches are non-profit (also non-prophet).  they still make profit.


Ignore churches, because that's something else. After expenses non-profit colleges don't make profit. They may spend money on things we don't think are educational but the government does, but that's not profit.
If they're breaking the law, strip their status.
If you've got a problem with accounting laws, take that up with confess.
2014-01-29 10:30:10 AM
1 votes:

Demetrius: Donnchadha: The NFL as an umbrella organization is a non-profit

And there's no way they should be considered a non-profit and they should be taxed accordingly.


Ok their tax bill will be $0 since they don't make any profit.
2014-01-29 10:26:19 AM
1 votes:

nekom: NickelP:
plus about 5k in travel, lodging etc. not saying lots of folks can't drop 10k on this, just for most people a 10k vacation is probably a once in a lifetime event if that. anyhow my point was more that tacking $50 onto that pretty much means nothing.

Especially when 10K can buy you a HELL of a better vacation than New Jersey to watch a single football game.  Christ you could probably sail to Europe and back on that.


Especially for a sport that is much better to watch on TV nowadays. Jesus, take that 10 grand and build yourself a new home theater and you'll never need to go to any game again.
2014-01-29 10:05:37 AM
1 votes:
NickelP:
plus about 5k in travel, lodging etc. not saying lots of folks can't drop 10k on this, just for most people a 10k vacation is probably a once in a lifetime event if that. anyhow my point was more that tacking $50 onto that pretty much means nothing.

Especially when 10K can buy you a HELL of a better vacation than New Jersey to watch a single football game.  Christ you could probably sail to Europe and back on that.
2014-01-29 09:15:58 AM
1 votes:

Donnchadha: The NFL as an umbrella organization is a non-profit


And there's no way they should be considered a non-profit and they should be taxed accordingly.
2014-01-29 09:04:36 AM
1 votes:
You cannot even take one of New York City's famous and plentiful taxis.

Out of curiosity, how much would it cost to take an NYC cab to New Jersey?

Demetrius: NFL needs to lose their damn tax exemption. Fast.

Hey, Congress...you keep biatchin' about needing extra cash....


Not this shiat again.... The NFL as an umbrella organization is a non-profit. The individual teams, who are making all the revenue, ARE taxed appropriately.
 
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