Sunday, January 11, 2015

Have some dignity St. Louis

Kevin Horrigan has an excellent rundown of the history of the St. Louis Saps, the collective of regional residents who are being asked yet again to lay down millions of dollars at the altar of the NFL. The article is behind some sort of paywall, but be sure to read it if you can. It includes this 1988 quote about the NFL from then-mayor Vincent Schoemehl following the departure of the football Cardinals:
The fact of the matter is, these are not reputable people, and I don't think it's becoming of a city to extend themselves to postures that allow them to kiss the backsides of such people.