Coyotes Fan Is Really Mad That the City of Glendale Wants to Stop Losign $14 Million a Year on Crappy Hockey Team
This week, the Glendale City Council voted to terminate a 15-year, $225 million arena contract with the Phoenix Coyotes.
The move is legally questionable. Apparently it’s based on some loophole in the contract, and it may not hold up if the Coyotes decided to challenge it in court. However, it’s totally understandable why the city would want to cancel the deal. The Coyotes organization is a money pit, and the City of Glendale has lost a whopping $14 million managing the stupid arena over the last two years.
Of course, some Glendale taxpayers probably don’t mind spending $7 million per year on a hockey team. But given the ‘Yotes attendance, it’s a safe bet that the vast majority of Glendale taxpayers probably do mind. And it seems kind of crazy to spend their tax money on a sports team they don’t care about.
None of that mattered to die-hard Coyotes fan Rhonda Pearson, though. She was mad as hell and she was not going to take it anymore. So she went to the public forum and gave the Mayor and City Council of Glendale a tongue-lashing.
Take a look:
Now, I’m a sports fan, so I understand this woman’s pain. She loves the Coyotes and doesn’t want to lose them.
That said, none of what she said made any sense or had anything to do with the situation at hand. So, okay, she spends her hard-earned money on the Coyotes. And? How does that justify the City of Glendale—a city in which she doesn’t live or pay taxes by the way—spending $14 million so a bunch of rich dudes can get richer?
No offense, Rhonda, but chill the eff out.
Hat Tip – [Deadspin]