Statements about Sports

"State law says that once the state appraises a piece of property, they can only pay it a certain amount above appraisal."  

The Dolphins stadium renovation will "create more than 4,000 new local jobs."

"Odd fact for odd draft: No. 2 overall pick will earn more than the No. 1 pick due to no state tax in Florida. So 2 not so bad."

The Miami Dolphins "are the only NFL team in the entire nation that pays property taxes."

"In this city, there hasn’t been a stadium that’s lasted more than 27 years."

"Super Bowl L by everybody's estimation is a $500 million economic impact to the state of Florida."

Says the Georgia Dome would need up to $350 million in work over the next five to seven years.

"Of the 18 stadiums built from 2004 to 2013, 47 percent of the total cost came from public sources."

Says wrestling was a favorite sport of Abraham Lincoln.

Taxpayers are "on the hook ... for less than a third" of the proposed new Atlanta Falcons stadium, and those funds are "repaid from money that comes from outsiders."

Says Virginia is the biggest state that does not have a major league sports team.    

"We’ve outdrawn the Super Bowl for a little while now in the arenas and stadiums that we’ve followed them in for the Super Bowl. We’ve gone in after [the NFL] and surpassed their ticket sales."

The national debt of $16 trillion, is "enough to buy both the Cleveland Indians and Cincinnati Reds 1,918 times."

"U.S. Olympic medal winners will owe up to $9,000 to the IRS."

Says Romney had the uniforms for the 2002 Winter Olympic games made in Burma.

Over the last six months, President Barack Obama has golfed 10 times and held 106 fundraisers, but his jobs council has never met.

"The Republican from Georgia [U.S. Rep. Jack Kingston], he hasn’t even been to a NASCAR race."

Florida has "1,200 golf courses. I think 58 million rounds played a year in Florida. We’ve got 44 percent of all travel golf in the country here. 5 million people come here just for golf."

"The University of Florida announced this past week that it was dropping its computer science department ... Meanwhile, the athletic budget for the current year is $97.7 million, an increase of more than $2 million from last year."

"Here's something that people never talk about with coach Schiano: Rutgers had the best graduation rate of any Division I football program in America."

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