Thursday, October 30, 2008

NBA All Stars in 2010.

I know there are many residents of our fair burgs who do not agree with municipal involvement in sports franchises. I am not one of them. I don't care how rich Jerry Jones or any franchise owner gets from it. I'm still not one of them.

I supported enthusiastically the Dallas Cowboys moving Texas Stadium to Tarrant County and supported the sales tax initiative even though I live in Fort Worth not Arlington.

Now, it is reported that the Dallas Mavericks are supporting the 2010 NBA All-Star game being played in the new Tarrant County Texas Stadium. That means millions of dollars to Arlington and Fort Worth coming from out of town to here. Besides the great bragging rights. I will repeat for the dozenth time that Dallas was wrong in not working out some deal to bring the Cowboys back to Dallas.

Tarrant County is still growing and it is activity like this that helps.

I can't wait.


Cowboy fan, burger junkie, GodFather of Tech said...

Can I get an 'Amen'?!

Couldn't have said it better myself.

Francis Shivone said...

Thanks Cowboy fan. I know others do not agree, like my buddy Allen over at The Whited Sepulchre blog, and I understand the philosophical argument. I just don't agree with it. I think local governments, ie, municipalities can invest in the infrastructure and growth of their town. If citizenry agrees they can vote for if they don't they can vote against. Regardless, as a long term resident of Fort Worth I am shocked that Dallas let the Cowboys get away from them. Their loss, our gain.

cwheat said...

How 'bout them Cowboys!!