fun gus wrote:
then the added 'insult to injury' is not only did my neighborhood lose the Braves to Cobb County, but we can all look forward to PSL's and higher ticket prices at the new stadium, this 'serf' will definitely sit my fat a$$ at home, or if the game is blacked out, find something else to do with my time.
That's your prerogative and that's your choice. If I was in your shoes, I'd probably make the same choice.
But it's long been obvious when Blank bought the team in 2002 and they have been one of the lowest revenue-generating teams in the NFL (I believe consistently in the Bottom 5) that building a new stadium rather than the Georgia Dome was inevitable.
As for the city's decisions, isn't that on the city? If you're in Blank's shoes, and you can build a billion dollar stadium without having to spend a dime of your own money (and every bit you do spend you get to recoup in a profit on the back end via PSLs), why wouldn't you do that? Again, billionaires in a multi-billion dollar industry. It's an easy, no-brainer business decision.
Is that the way it should be? No. Should Blank have thought of the children first? Maybe. But is that his
job? His "job" as an NFL owner is to put butts in the seats and a winning product on the field. Not seeing how Artie isn't performing up to task on his job. Obviously, he could do better, but it's not from a lack of effort.
For every person like yourself that says "No Mas", there's going to be somebody else that says, "¡Me gusta!" especially if the product on the field is up to par.
Sounds like based off your beefs fun gus, the real
villain here is Mayor Reed and the City of Atlanta. Again, I get that Arthur Blank isn't atop your favorite persons list, but how mad can you get at him when Artie isn't being Mr. Altruism by turning down HUNDREDS OF MILLIONS
Talk about the nature of the beast...