Monday, March 25, 2013

Airport-Sponsored Sports Teams? "It could work!"

My bracket in my March Madness pool shot to number one before my championship pick Georgetown went down to Florida Gulf Coast. Nate Silver put it best while the debacle was unfolding:

Pathetic. But his snark got me thinking, why not have an airport sponsor a team? You could have different tier leagues as well, D-I teams sponsored by Chicago O'Hare, Logan, LAX etc, D-II by Allegheny County, T.F. Green and so on. You could even have leagues sponsored by different types of transportation infrastructure,such as the EZ-Pass league. Lots of opportunity there, imagine a Final Four of Jersey Turnpike, Mass Pike, Ohio Turnpike and Ft. McHenry Tunnel. The teams could function as minor leagues for the NFL and NBA and raise badly needed revenue for our cash-strapped transportation systems.

Yeah it sounds absurd, but no more than an institution of "higher learning" running a sports/entertainement business.

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