The LA Times has Jerry Jones weighing in on the benefits and possibilities of a new super-stadium in downtown Los Angeles. Anytime Jerry Jones weighs in on anything, the first question should be, "How does this benefit Jerry?" The idea that he is an independent onlooker on anything even tangentially related to the NFL is laughable. And of course, a base that can fill the luxury boxes and add to the revenue sharing in a way that the Minnesota Vikings or Jacksonville Jaguars don't is probably his primary motive. The Dollar reigns supreme in Jerry's worldview.
And listen, this sort of paragraph deserves a giant asterisk followed by "*Jerry Jones is full of shit." From the post:
"Jones said that a multi-use stadium “makes sense” and that he can speak to that better today because of his experiences with his own new stadium."
Jerry's own experiences? Wherein he convinced the City of Arlington to tax people who came for Six Flags to build his stadium? The stadium that has no mass-transit options to get to it, and charges $60 to park, because Jerry and the City of Arlington made independent parking lots illegal? The stadium that cost twice as much to build as predicted? That experience? Fuck Jerry Jones, and fuck any news outlet that treats him like an expert on anything but how to steal money from suckers. You might as well ask the Ghost of P.T. Barnum what he thinks on the matter--you'd probably at least get an honest answer.
(link via Pro Football Talk)