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thomhartmann Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-29-11 02:08 PM
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Thom Hartmann: Has corporate America ruined sports?
 
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Dave Zirin, Edge of Sports joins Thom Hartmann. Remember the old adage that "sports and politics don't mix?" Well - the ties go much further than most sports fans can imagine. Professional sports team owners are among the wealthiest people in the world -- and it turns out that much of the profit these owners make off us attending their games - is going toward promoting far right political agendas - and pushing this ideology onto unsuspecting fans. And they're doing it without any public scrutiny. So would sports fans be so willing to shell out hundreds of dollars to see their favorite teams on the field if they knew what political enterprises their money is really funding?

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gtar100 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-29-11 02:50 PM
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1. Yes.
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bulloney Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-29-11 03:24 PM
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2. Former Cleveland Browns and Baltimore Ravens owner Art Modell said NFL owners
are a bunch of card-carrying Republicans who practice socialism. I think he was referring to all of the government support they receive in building new stadiums and other benefits.
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glinda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-29-11 11:23 PM
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3. My 87 yr. old father says yes. He was a coach and an avid sports fan now doesn't care.
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pam4water Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-11 08:57 AM
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4. Great info! Read so of that in New Free Lunch by David Cay Johnston. The interview updates and
expanded on what has been going on.
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swilton Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-11 07:34 PM
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5. And college sports are going the way of pro sports -
not for the students any more!
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