I lived in Phoenix off and on for many years yet despite, at that time, being a sports fan, I only attended Sun games when Roger Phegley or David Thirdkill (both Bradly graduates) played. Today, I do not attend any professional sports. The big ego owners, the overpaid players, the costly admissions and concessions, plus traffic jams, have turned me off on professional sports.
I wonder how many of these professional athletes vote? Or even are citizens or have made application?
Recently, efforts were made to apply a tax on tourists to support these expensive stadiums. Fortunately, this effort was killed, at least for the time being.
This comment follows the Phoenix Suns' protest of the new AZ law.
"What if the owners of the Suns discovered that hordes of people
were sneaking into games without paying? What if they had a good
idea who the gate-crashers are, but the ushers and security
personnel were not allowed to ask these folks to produce their
ticket stubs, thus non-paying attendees couldn't be ejected.
Furthermore, what if Suns' ownership was expected to provide those
who sneaked in with complimentary eats and drink? And what if, on
those days when a gate-crasher became ill or injured, the Suns had
to provide free medical care and shelter?"
- This was posted by Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer on FaceBook