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Panthers Issue Statement in Response to Deadspin Report

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Yeah, I get all that as a former NC resident I'm well aware of the tax structure. But Mecklenburg County does have real and personal property taxes and this is likely where the $1.7-2M a year you're quoting comes from.

It's no secret Mecklenburg County has some of the highest tax rates in the Southeast, let alone NC, and I'm one of those people who don't believe the tax payers should be shouldering the burden for a privately owned entity to make itself more profitable by paying for its improvements.

Thats why one day, charlotte will have an empty stadium not bringing in anything (or at least what it could have with the Panthers), except dust. Wonder what it would cost to have to tear it down? Anyway, Charlotte is making money (directly or indirectly) from the panthers being there, as well. I don't have a problem with public funds going to keep a team, how much is another story. There are a lot of other cities that would love to have an NFL team....

BTW- the some of the ones whinning about use of public funds and not helping keep this buniness, will be the same ones that whine about the team not spending money to bring top talent....

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1. So... the Panthers essentially admit to tanking the 2010 season, opting to label it "team had strategically reduced its spending."

2. Since selling my PSLs, I no longer care about how "profitable" the Panthers may or may not be. What I'd really like to know is just how much taxes they pay. If they make $120M or $1M it means nothing to Charlotte unless they're paying their share of taxes.

Just watching on the NFL network last night, how Jimmy Johnson traded their best player (Hershel Walker) to the Vikes for 5 players or contingent draft picks. Sat those players (even though they were better than what he had on the field) went 1-15, and choose to take the draft picks. Tanked the season on purpose (admitting it), choose Aikmen #1 and built the team around him...how many Super Bowls did the Johnson Cowboys win again????

Sometimes, a step back gets you 3 steps forward, for the long term.

Wonder if Dallas doesn't mind spending public funds to keep the Cowboys there, as well.

Maybe JR is a history scholar and wants to repeat JJs' success...

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Dallas didn't spend a penny of public funds.

Then or now? Or are you saying Dallas has never spent public funds on thier stadium? sorry ment arlington, it doesn't change the point.

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Date Opened May 29, 2009 Ownership

(Management) Arlington, Texas

(Dallas Cowboys) Surface RealGrass Matrix Cost of Construction $1.15 billion Stadium Financing City sales tax increased by one-half of a percent, the hotel occupancy tax by 2 percent, and car rental tax by 5 percent. The City of Arlington provided $325 million in funding, and Jerry Jones covered any cost overruns. Also, the NFL provided the Cowboys with an additional $150 million. Stadium Architect HKS, Inc.

http://football.ballparks.com/NFL/DallasCowboys/newindex.htm

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What is this "cash flow" business??? And why on earth would a liberal SPIN site misrepresent the old rich white guy??? The panthers FO must be the ones lying...

And one last point. Why in the hell do people keep saying old WHITE guy. As if we all walk up to the vending machine of life and choose our race. Would we say Bob Johnson former Bobcat owner is is an old rich Black guy, in every opinion on him?

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And one last point. Why in the hell do people keep saying old WHITE guy. As if we all walk up to the vending machine of life and choose our race. Would we say Bob Johnson former Bobcat owner is is an old rich Black guy, in every opinion on him?

It's ok to say "old rich white guy" (as he is evil and greedy just for that), your example is racist cause it uses the word "black". Get with today's (in our country) double standards, already..lol

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And one last point. Why in the hell do people keep saying old WHITE guy. As if we all walk up to the vending machine of life and choose our race. Would we say Bob Johnson former Bobcat owner is is an old rich Black guy, in every opinion on him?

There is a stigma attached to old rich white guy. Not as much for old rich black guy.

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Dallas refused to give public funds for a new stadium, which is why the Cowboys moved to Irving in the 70's. Irving recently refused to give Jones his improvements, so he built Jerry World in Arlington when they gave him a sweetheart deal.

And yes, with the promised boom to the economy still not happening, traffic clogging up to a full stop on Sundays, and city budget shortfalls, there are certainly some grumblings in Arlington that they sure could have used the hundreds of millions they forked over to get the Cowboys.

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Dallas refused to give public funds for a new stadium, which is why the Cowboys moved to Irving in the 70's. Irving recently refused to give Jones his improvements, so he built Jerry World in Arlington when they gave him a sweetheart deal.

And yes, with the promised boom to the economy still not happening, traffic clogging up to a full stop on Sundays, and city budget shortfalls, there are certainly some grumblings in Arlington that they sure could have used the hundreds of millions they forked over to get the Cowboys.

so basically he moved the team to where the deal was...hmm, ok

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