Go! Oakland Warriors!
Post #2 from the public domain archives of Mike Linksvayer dedicates his posts to the public domain. This one is a bit shorter, but I still thought it worth sharing simply because of the contrasting viewpoint of someone I generally agree with. I, on the other hand, would love it if DC United moved to Baltimore. Actually, if any team moved to Baltimore, I’d probably adopt them, though DC United would be the natural rival and that might be problematic. I don’t think it’s going to happen, so it’s not an internal struggle with which I need to deal. Anyway, here’s Mike’s take on a team leaving rather than a team coming:
Instead, these officials, and all Oaklanders, ought celebrate the shipping off of anti-intellectual violent extortionate spectacle. Pity not shipped off further.
Mayor Jean Quan and others ought be ashamed of lusting after paid entertainment franchise owners at all. Quan and company are fond of calling Oakland “a city of the 99%” and thus should reject the appalling wealth transfer to the tiny fraction of the 1% that is pro sports. The team owners claim “no new taxes” for San Franciscans. Yeah, right, and I have a second Bay Bridge to sell you. All of their incentives point to beggaring the municipality forever more.