Kasim Reed thinks you’re stupid
How else to explain his deathbed conversion on publicly financed stadiums? “… At the end of the day, there was simply no way the [Braves were] going to stay in downtown Atlanta without city taxpayers spending hundreds of millions of dollars to make that happen,” Reed said in a statement. “Given the needs facing our…
Why doesn’t Green Bay need a new stadium?
If the Falcons need a new home to remain competitive, explain Green Bay’s success playing in Lambeau Field, built in 1957? A new stadium guarantees nothing — and that includes hosting a Super Bowl.
Vine City, meet Summerhill
Billionaire Arthur Blank wants to use taxpayer dollars to fund a new stadium. He says it could help lure an MLS franchise to Atlanta but, in case he hasn’t noticed, no one gives a damn about professional soccer. And no one should believe his claim that a new home for the Falcons will improve the…
New Braves stadium could revitalize Fanplex
You know, the soon-to-be defunct Georgia Dome is only four years older than Turner Field … Fanplex, as you may recall, is the ivory standard of white elephants. Built by the Fulton County Recreational Authority for $2.5 million, Fanplex opened in 2002 and shut down two years later after losing half-a-million dollars. It was developed…
Karma du jour
Atlantans despise Bobby Petrino, and with good reason. As one of his assistants with the Falcons said of Petrino, who left Atlanta before finishing his first season — without telling his staff or players, “He’s a gutless bastard.” He’s also a lying scumbag who should be fired but probably won’t be because he coaches at…