Statements about Sports

"The majority of teams (are) now spending their dollars on the offensive side of the football."

"The (New England) Patriots were led by an explosive offense that scored the second most points in the NFL."

"I started the whole year" as a senior on the University of Illinois football team and "led the team in interceptions and tackles from defensive back."

Studies suggest the 2017 College Football Playoff Championship game will bring about 1,700 to 1,800 full-time jobs.

The economic impact of new Atlanta Braves stadium includes 9,241 new jobs and $295 million in wages.

The new Atlanta Braves stadium will require no tax increase for homeowners and provide $3 million annually for Cobb County schools.

"The nine-day deer hunt contributes more than $1.3 billion in revenue to the state of Wisconsin."

"These 60 acres (the Atlanta Braves want to build a stadium on) have produced zero SPLOST money for parks and recreation, have produced zero money for education."      

"All" University of Texas "student-athletes get an iPad."

"No one in the country has ever built a brand new sports facility and created this kind of development at the same time."

The highest paid employee of the State of Rhode Island is a basketball coach.

"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.

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