Getting Screwed With Your Pants On: A Guide To Ignoring The NFL Today

Even by dismal NFL standards, the Colts' stadium deal is fucking bullshit. There's Jerry Richardson using the same extortion mechanics behind public financing to secure "private" construction financing via Personal Seat Licenses, and then there's the Indianapolis Colts just screwing the whole goddamn state of… » 1/04/15 1:50pm 1/04/15 1:50pm

Anatomy Of A Con: How The Public Was Scammed To Build Candlestick Park

While everyone's free to be as nostalgic as they like about Candlestick Park now that it's probably seen the end of its useful life, it's worth remembering that it wasn't only a miserable place to watch a game, but also a forerunner of the modern public financing con. The piece below, which originally ran in the San… » 12/24/13 2:52pm 12/24/13 2:52pm

Animated Infographic: Watch As America's Stadiums Pile Up On The Backs…

When Jeffrey Loria decided to once again blow up his Marlins, it sparked a brief outrage over the $500 million in public money that had been spent on the team's brand new stadium. These outrages happen every couple years or so and are forgotten in time for the next bond issue. Public financing of stadiums for private… » 12/04/12 9:16am 12/04/12 9:16am

Why Your Stadium Sucks: Yankee Stadium

This is a weekly feature in which I (and maybe you, too, readers) detail the various reasons for hating your ballpark. This week: Yankee Fucking Stadium. » 10/30/09 5:00pm 10/30/09 5:00pm

Why Your "Why Your Stadium Sucks" Feature Sucks

The Yankee Stadium installment of Why Asymmetrical Outfields/HOK/Public Financing/Privately Controlled Means Of Production/George Will Sucks will run sometime next week, just in time for an Angels-Phillies World Series. Keep sending me your stories: craggs@deadspin.com. » 10/23/09 12:00pm 10/23/09 12:00pm

Why Your Stadium Sucks: Citizens Bank Park

This is a weekly feature in which I (and maybe you, too, readers) detail the various reasons for hating your ballpark. This week: The Philadelphia Phillies' Citizens Bank Park. » 10/16/09 3:45pm 10/16/09 3:45pm

Why Your Stadium Sucks: Kauffman Stadium

This is a weekly feature in which I (and maybe you, too, readers) detail the various reasons for hating your ballpark. This week: The Kansas City Royals' Kauffman Stadium. » 10/09/09 4:30pm 10/09/09 4:30pm

Why Your Stadium Sucks: Turner Field

This is a weekly feature in which I (and maybe you, too, readers) detail the various reasons for hating your ballpark. This week: The Atlanta Braves' Turner Field. Photo by Charlie Morn. » 9/25/09 4:30pm 9/25/09 4:30pm

Why Your Stadium Sucks: La Scala Opera House (Teatro alla Scala; Milan,…

This is a weekly feature in which I (and maybe you, too, readers) detail the various reasons for hating your ballpark. This week: La Scala Opera House. » 9/16/09 1:45pm 9/16/09 1:45pm

Why Your Stadium Sucks: Dodger Stadium

This is a weekly feature in which I (and maybe you, too, readers) detail the various reasons for hating your ballpark. This week: Dodger Stadium. » 9/11/09 5:45pm 9/11/09 5:45pm

Why Your Half-Day Sucks

Because most of you are stuck in traffic right now, this week's exciting installment of Why George Will Sucks will run next week. Keep sending in your Dodger Stadium stories: craggs@deadspin.com. » 9/04/09 2:15pm 9/04/09 2:15pm

Why Your Stadium Sucks: Citi Field

This is a weekly feature in which I (and maybe you, too, readers) detail the various reasons for hating your ballpark. This week: The New York Mets' Citi Field. » 8/28/09 5:30pm 8/28/09 5:30pm

Why Your Stadium Sucks: Fenway Park

This is a weekly feature in which I (and maybe you, too, readers) detail the various reasons for hating your ballpark. This week: The Boston Red Sox's Fenway Park. » 8/21/09 4:45pm 8/21/09 4:45pm

Why Your Stadium Sucks: Safeco Field

This is a weekly feature in which I (and maybe you, too, readers) detail the various reasons for hating your ballpark. This week: The Seattle Mariners' Safeco Field. » 8/14/09 4:30pm 8/14/09 4:30pm

Why Your Stadium Sucks: Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome

This is a weekly feature in which I (and maybe you, too, readers) detail the various reasons for hating your ballpark. This week: The Minnesota Twins' Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome. » 8/07/09 4:45pm 8/07/09 4:45pm

Why Your Stadium Sucks: U.S. Cellular Field

This is a weekly feature in which I (and maybe you, too, readers) detail the various reasons for hating your ballpark. This week: The Chicago White Sox's U.S. Cellular Field. » 7/31/09 4:30pm 7/31/09 4:30pm

Why Your Stadium Sucks: Miller Park

This is a weekly feature in which I (and maybe you, too, readers) detail the various reasons for hating your ballpark. This week: The Milwaukee Brewers' Miller Park. » 7/24/09 3:30pm 7/24/09 3:30pm

Why Your Stadium Sucks: Busch Stadium

This is a weekly feature in which I (and maybe you, too, readers) detail the various reasons for hating your ballpark. This week: The St. Louis Cardinals' Busch Stadium. » 7/17/09 2:30pm 7/17/09 2:30pm

Why Your Stadium Sucks: Oriole Park At Camden Yards

This is a weekly feature in which I (and maybe you, too, readers) detail the various reasons for hating your ballpark. This week: Oriole Park at Camden Yards. » 7/10/09 3:45pm 7/10/09 3:45pm