Charlotte will slowly become an over-regulated, over taxed black hole with the rate of financing they are undertaking. I'd be interested to know if the bonds for repayment are pre-approved for all projects and if any single person is aware of each of the projects.
With a more tame approach, getting a locality that approaches 1,000,000 people to agree to a .0025% tax increase to finance A project isn't terrible.
But with the cities reticence to partner with the Panthers to build a stadium, I think it's important to look at how the Panthers and Hornets have contributed to the economic growth of the area. Some will say not much, some will say not at all, but I believe a study could be conducted with actual numbers to determine their contribution to the influx of skilled labor, business, jobs, etc.
I like the show, but calling it Dark Side of Football is a little bit of a stretch. The stuff that goes on in its sister series Dark Side of the Ring makes the football stuff look like saturday morning cartoons.