Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Sports and politics collide

Is sports outside the realm of politics?

Cleary not in the United States. Politico recently reported that the Arizona Cardinals franchise donated $5,000 to Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer’s super political action committee or super PAC.

The article mentions that the NFL has a traditional PAC and that executives from various sports teams have previously donated to candidates.

Fans become fired up over whether a coach should be fired or various player personnel moves. Often the general manager or another executive explains to the fans (often through the media) the rationale behind those decisions. In its report Politico said team officials could be reached for a response.

If sports teams actively engage in politics do they owe their fans an explanation here as well?

-- Steve Bien-Aimé

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