Are you bothered by sports leagues being "paid for patriotism" by the Pentagon at games?

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  1. Ridic

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    http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/...riotic-events-sens-flake-mccain-say/75141688/

    Pentagon paid sports teams millions for patriotic events

    Bill Theobald, USA TODAY
    18 hours ago


    WASHINGTON — The Pentagon has paid more than $9 million to professional sports franchises the past four years, including $6.8 million to stage “paid patriotism” events, Sens. Jeff Flake and John McCain disclosed Wednesday.

    The events ranged from full-field displays of the American flag to enlistment and re-enlistment ceremonies and emotional reunions of returning servicemembers and their families.
     
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    This is a sports thread.
     
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    the what now?
     
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    I'll allow it
     
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    i hope the Mets can buy some hitters with the Pentagon money now

     
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    Sports leagues receive taxpayer dollars to have all those pregame shows with flags spread across the field, jets flying over head and parachuters dropping out of the sky at their games.
     
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    Yes because it's self serving to the teams. I could give a fuck about a jet flying over during a game.
     
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    Everything is fake :oops:
     
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    and fuck off with the pink shit too.

    just play football, faggots.
     
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    the United Way stuff was a scam too.

    everything is bullshit.
     
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    It's always felt fake as fuck and pandering to me.

    I'm not really mad they paid for it.

    I just wish they would stop.
     
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    I love when some big jet on leave from bombing arabs flies over the stadium
     
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    The Blue Angels cost the Raiders the game against Denver. :fil:
     
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    we are already subsidizing major sports with the favorable antitrust and tax treatment they get. The patriotism stuff is just a little quid pro quo.
     
  16. Iroth

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    People love that shit for some reason.
     
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    Roger Goddell laughing all the way to the bank
     
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    i hope Dave is right.

    the NFL has twenty years before extinction.
     
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    they're still doing it. :jj:

    horrible singer.
     
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    two ohio teams = suck.