@swalfoortThe City (and residents) of Green Bay are the primary owners of the Green Bay Packers, also of the NFL. Strangely, the NFL has since banned this sort of “community ownership” of a professional franchise.
Go Green Bay!
I didn’t know the NFL was anything other than the association of teams.
To me, community ownership is the only way to go. Until they get it in football, I’ll just watch Ultimate Frisbee. Should be criminal to outlaw community ownership.
When a team starts the odd shake down dance where they look for buyers, a coalition of season ticket holders should be top on the list.
So a corporation has first amendment rights to buy political advertising, according to the supreme court, but it doesn’t have the right to be a majority shareholder of an NFL team? I’m not a lawyer, but I thought that there was not supposed to be that kind of distinction between corporations and natural persons when it comes to ownership of property.
There are 4700 views in just a couple of weeks! If you have a minute, leave a comment on the Streetfilms site.
It’s gotten a good amount of local and national press for Pittsburgh.
From Treehugger “
This great video by our friend Clarence over at StreetFilms gives an excellent overview of Pittsburgh’s bike culture and infrastructure. Having never been, and because Pittsburgh isn’t as well covered by the national media, I had no idea that it was so vibrant and healthy. It’s a nice surprise! If you are in the area, make sure to check out Bike Pittsburgh (become a member, or at least say “hello” on the message board).”
From the Post-Gazette “
Just watched the video. It’s better than a Christmas present. It’s also fun to read all the comments below it and comments on Treehugger, which has also weighed in, helping further to dispel outdated and ignorant attitudes about our ‘burgh.”
From Rust-wire: “I am especially intrigued by Pittsburgh’s membership-funded bike advocacy group Bike PGH and pedestrian only Market Square.
Cleveland and other cities in our region can learn a few things from Pittsburgh.
Pittsburgh deserves this national recognition.”
From PA Walks and Bikes: “Active transportation has really taken off in the city, and its nice to see the city get more attention.
The census number back it up too! The American Community Survey results released earlier this year showed that 13.8% of the city’s residents walk or bike their commute. This is the second highest active commuting population among the nation’s largest cities!”