Dan Synder, the embattled owner of the Washington Commanders, has agreed to sell the team for $6 billion. That follows the sale last year of the Denver Broncos for $4.65 billion. After the sale in 2018 of the Carolina Panthers for $2.3 billion. (Terry Pegula bought the Bills for $1.4 billion in 2014.) How much do you think the Bills will fetch when they go on the block when the 72-year-old Pegula ages out and his kids can’t afford to pay the inheritance taxes? And how long will they be for Buffalo?
Down the road in Ithaca, the People’s Republic has set a goal of being carbon neutral by 2030.
Down in Texas, Gov. Greg Abbott wants to pardon a self-avowed racist who followed through on his threat to kill a protester at a Black Lives Matters demonstration.
In Tennessee, it turns out the speaker of the state House of Representatives, which expelled two Black lawmakers for demonstrating against the state’s lax gun laws doesn’t live in the district he represents. Far from it, actually. What’s that saying about glass houses? And shooting oneself in the foot? (The lawmakers were reinstated by a vote of local officials in the cities they represent.)
Gun deaths among children and teenagers jumped by 50 percent between 2019 and 2021. That’s a body count of 2,590. That’s just shy of the 9/11 death toll of 2,996.
Not all professional sports teams stick it to their communities. The Pittsburg Penguins are turning over land to a Black church for redevelopment purposes.
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