Why Cowboys' Fans Are Laughing All The Way To Giants' Fans Banks

Tyler Durden's picture

Are you ready for some.. free-money? With 15 minutes until the NFL season opens this evening, we thought this little gem from Bloomberg was perfect to stoke the fires of Giants-Cowboys fanatic antagonism. That’s because the 80,000-seat Cowboys Stadium was built partly using tax-free borrowing. The resulting subsidy comes out of the pockets of every American taxpayer, including Giants' fans. The money doesn’t go directly to the Cowboys’ billionaire owner Jerry Jones. Rather, it lowers the cost of financing, giving his team the highest revenue in the NFL and making it the league’s most-valuable franchise. "It’s part of the corruption of the federal tax system, subsidizing activity that the private sector can finance on its own." This is not just the Cowboys but such tax-free public borrowing 'municipal' debt helped build structures used by 64 major-league teams, including baseball, hockey and basketball. As Bloomberg concludes, “You come back to this thin line of, ‘What is a legitimate municipal government undertaking?’ If the owner can get away with the public putting up part of the money, he’s going to do it.”

...of course there are legitimate uses of taxpayer funds... (cue gratuitous Cowboys cheerleader image)

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The Alarmist's picture

It's in the Constitution ... somewhere between the "Necessary and Proper" clause and the "Good & Plenty" clause.

I mean ... check her out man! It's the American way!

Confused's picture

This is a subset of "Necessary and Proper"

 

Called bread and circus. 

smlbizman's picture

how 'bout dem cowboys.....

Flocking swans's picture

I took em' +4

so far so good...

Ag Tex's picture

That is my favorite cheer.

redpill's picture

Flexibility is a virtue.

MisterMousePotato's picture

There are a lot of people on this forum who say things to the effect of America can't do anything right. I have photographic proof that that is not (entirely) true.

Dr Benway's picture

Not a single reverse cowgirl joke? Must be rectified

 

The joke ingredients are: cowboys, reverse cowgirls, brokeback mountain, broke, mounted, financial markets

mjcOH1's picture

Be thankful this wasn't a story about the Detroit Lions getting a bailout....

Ag Tex's picture

Cowboys Stadium nosebleed seats $150-$500.  Descent seats cost $500+ per ticket.  In order to get a close up of my favorite cheer, with the aid of binoculars, will be looking at spending $2,000+ for two tickets. 

 

Pre-game dinner and concessions for two $100-$200.

 

Parking $50-$70.

 

I'm staying home.

 

MisterMousePotato's picture

You cannot be serious!?! Understand, I have no interest in sports; in fact, I haven't even owned a television since 1984, so there's a lot about popular culture (especially sports) that I really know little if anything about, but I simply cannot imagine that a ticket to an NFL game costs $150 and up. Are you serious? And fifty bucks for parking!?!

That can't be right. Playoff games? Superbowl? Not just a regular game?

Sudden Debt's picture

to bad their cheerleader has so much  fattrims... aren't those supposed to be skinney?

If that would be my wife, I'd tell here to go easy on the food for a while.

JLee2027's picture

I came here for the photo, not the article.

Whatta's picture

she had me at her crouch crotch.

TwoShortPlanks's picture

What I'd do to her would make a Goat puke!

AbelCatalyst's picture

Finally an image on ZH that provides a clear entry point!

Ray1968's picture

I found that picture really easy to masturbate to.

Taint Boil's picture

 

 

 

I would pick peanuts out of ____ with my teeth just to lick her _______.

 

 

 

runlevel's picture

whoa how did you edit me out of that pic??? i was laying down and was quite comfortable.. 

ihedgemyhedges's picture

DAMNIT THAT'S A PIC OF MY GIRLFRIEND!!! I SHOULD TELL HER TO SUE ZH FOR USING IT ON HERE!!!! But I would likely end up as part of the trial then my wife would find out.......

Spastica Rex's picture

Don't they have something called "squat toilets" in Japan?

SgtSchultz's picture

The pic makes it too difficult to read the text, not that I am complaining.  I say long live plenty of gratuitous images!

nmewn's picture

I only came here to read the article ;-)

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Still reading...

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Confirmed...there's some growth there.

Benjamin Glutton's picture

the palm palms are definitely fake,imo.

Father Lucifer's picture

Go Giants!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

dexter_morgan's picture

Never got past the photo......

prains's picture

I'm not sure that is an actual dance move

Sudden Debt's picture

Yes it is. It's called the 10 dollar lapdance move

Yen Cross's picture

 Fuk the "Cowpies and that Jackass (Jerry Jones), that they rode in on!  Americas Team < puking...

fonzannoon's picture

OT but I found a video that I think Best illustrates the fed reserve board steering the economy. Ben is obviously the bald guy driving. Bottom Video

http://www.grindtv.com/outdoor/blog/34726/bizarre+speedboat+accident+at+lake+of+the+ozarks+caught+on+videotape/

Bunga Bunga's picture

I don't care about the guys, but I can't stop watching it in slow motion:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rWqlFCQB8xU

Pure Evil's picture

Thank god she had some implants to help break her fall.

Next time a little more bouncy and a little less side-to-side rocky.

singsing's picture

Dallas Does Taxpayer!

duo's picture

Like the people (dozens of families) that had their houses condemed and given 50 cents on the dollar so their houses could be bulldozed and made into extra parking for Jerryworld?  Nothing like using eminent domain to take private property and give it to another private citizen.

Pure Evil's picture

Obviously, those were the same people that voted for Obama expecting hope and change.

Seorse Gorog from that Quantum Entanglement Fund. alright_.-'s picture

Funny contrast to the Gina Rinehart article/comments!

AssFire's picture

Shut up you guys. I'll bet her daddy loves her.

loveyajimbo's picture

Fug the Giants and their milquetoast zit-faced queer Eli.  Hey, tyler, can we get a closeup of that sweeeeeet gash?

Tsar Pointless's picture

So we've now heard from the four-year-old contingent of ZH.

Fellow adults, it's our turn.

Mixing private money with public funds. Hmm. Now what do we call that, boys and girls?

That's right. It's fascism.

Pure Evil's picture

And, now that we've heard from the three-year-old contingent, anyone ready to go full infantile?

StychoKiller's picture

I named my wife's boobs Binky and Mrs. Nesbitt

:>D

sessinpo's picture

And I named them... whoops, not suppose to let you know about that.

sosoome's picture

Public Private Partnerships, loved by both parties, gotta go. They'll squeal like piglets, but we have to claim our guaranteed republican form of government.

brettd's picture

In Nashville, the Mayor promised they'd bring a Super Bowl to the new stadium they funded for Bud Adams...who got it for free and doesn't even live in the state!  

Anyone for a Trip to Nashville in February?  

Cheerleaders in hot pants and down parkas?

Anyone?