John Oliver Explains The Biggest Scam In Sports

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If you frequent this website, you know the public financing of stadium construction is our bête noire—a massive, ongoing, inexplicable scandal that’s more likely than not to be taking money out of your and your community’s pockets as we speak. John Oliver’s takedown of stadium financing on Last Week Tonight hits many of our talking points, only he’s funny instead of shrill.

Come for the lucid and maddening explanation of the scam’s absurdities; stay for the Marty Cordova/sick kid blackmail story; and absolutely stick around for the genuinely rousing locker—room speech. “Make them pay,” indeed.