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  •  Oh please. What a bunch of crap. (1+ / 0-)
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    kbman

    Art Modell is going to the Football Hall of Fame for many great things.

    And by the way, Cleveland sucks.

    •  Art Modell... (2+ / 0-)
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      maizenblue, Timaeus

      ... was almost a Simpsons-esque caricature of a team owner, a la Montgomery Burns. Not only dod he get a financially strapped Cleveland to commit to building a brand new stadium that they could ill afford, then walk out of town under cover of darkness (literrally).

      Later, when asked about Maryland diverting 50% of their lottery income away from public education (earmarked to build school libraries) over to build him a new stadium, he blithely replied:

      "The pride and presence of a professional football team is far more important than 30 libraries."

      "It's never too late to have a happy childhood." - Tom Robbins - Political Compass sez: -8.25, -7.90

      by ARS on Sun Feb 03, 2013 at 04:44:40 PM PST

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      •  Shoot. I hadn't heard that, or had forgotten (1+ / 0-)
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        ARS

        it.  I did some googling, and you're correct.

        Art Modell didn't get into the NFL Hall of Fame on this year's round, and now that I know about that comment, I think they should keep him out, much as he is loved in my second city of Baltimore (I was born in Washington, D.C. and that's always my home city).

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