The NFL has banned mayors and governors. Team owners have decided that the political pressure applied by elected officials "detracted" from Super Bowl ...
The NFL has banned mayors and governors.
Team owners have decided that the political pressure applied by elected officials "detracted" from Super Bowl bid-to-host presentations.
I offer the cynic's take: Political pressure and favors are one way to sweeten a city's bid -- the least expensive way for a city, but also the least lucrative for the owners. And saying yes to one mayor meant saying no to a dozen others.
By unilaterally banning elected officials, owners can guarantee sweeter, fatter wallets without upsetting anyone.
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