My money is on Obama…not the NFL

According to the S.D Union Tribune we should “forget about sagging home values and the rising local unemployment rate because the Chargers – despite a shaky start – are still likely a playoff team”. WHEW…boy, that sure does put my mind at ease. After reading that article I don’t care if Obama becomes president…just as long as the Chargers win! Wait… damn…they lost Sunday, back to supporting Obama!

Are they kidding, I found this article to be one of the most ridiculous things I have read. They state, “A successful NFL team can lift the per capita personal income of people living in that city by $100 a year”, big shit. What an insult to anyone facing a foreclosure, actually it’s an insult to anyone with a brain; they are belittling our country’s situation.  They also say how fans become more confident when their team is winning and then they are more apt to spend money which will boost the economy. Maybe that holds some truth when our country is “normal” but I would have to argue that theory when we are in a recession. Yes, maybe they are spending more money on beer at the stands or Charger souvenirs but I doubt they are going house hunting.  

If watching a football game brings you happiness then by all means, watch but please don’t insult our intelligence and lead us to think that if your home team goes to the playoffs that everything will be coming up roses.

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2 Responses

  1. and if your team is a complete underachieving disppointment? are we all going to crawl into the corner and hoard our money and never come out to see the light of day? i do like football very much, but i have to agree that the point is a bit ridiculous. given how the Chargers are looking, i would say that san diego has even MORE reason to fear the recession, if you believe that nonsense. “OMG, Rivers threw an interception, let’s pull our money out of the bank!”

  2. I would normally have a comment on a subject like this because I am so against tax money supporting professional ball clubs but I think Dalia has said it all with this post.

    Go Chargers… or stay but do it with your own money!

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