The Dome Was Closed 

Wednesday, February 9th, 2011

Following the Super Bowl, Sally Jenkins writes about the incredible expenses of the NFL.

For absurdity, how about those four Navy F-18s flying over the stadium – with its retractable roof closed? Everybody inside could only see the planes on the stadium’s video screens. It was strictly a two-second beauty shot. Know what it cost taxpayers? I’ll tell you: $450,000. (The Navy justifies the expense by saying it’s good for recruiting.)

Jenkins also touches on the awful pattern of public-financing for private stadiums, something which has never made sense. Prepare to be indignant.


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