I can see how someone in Wyoming can easily take shots at the cost of living in MN. And, if the Captain was a huge fan of the NFL, he might choose to live within a day’s drive of an NFL stadium (unless he’s the kind of fan who is capable of enjoying the NFL on TV without subsidizing NFL stadiums. Radical concept, I know.)
Personally, I’d like to see a bit less socialism and a bit more capitalism when it comes to funding Vikings stadiums. Why aren’t politicians encouraging season ticket holders to write checks for personal seat licenses? Why isn’t RT Rybak asking downtown businesses to write checks to cover construction costs the way the U of MN did to help subsidize the stadium’s cost.
If companies like Target, Wells Fargo, and US Bank want to have a stadium within walking distance of their buildings, you think they’d be able to cut a few checks for a few million a piece to get it done.
I’m confident that the market can decide for itself whether the NFL is a viable sports entertainment franchise without public subsidies. In fact, I’m positive that the NFL and the Minnesota Vikings can do just fine without $650,000,000 in socialist subsidies for their private business.