When others talk about how some NFL owners still might be nervous about the gambling aspects of Las Vegas or how tickets might sell or the market size, never forget this number: $750 million in tax revenue.
The subjective part is dead for anyone with even an infinitesimal amount of unbiased vision, the rationalization that any quarterback in National Football League history should be placed ahead of Tom Brady on the register of the greatest to play the game now reduced to rubbish.
Super Bowl LI between the Falcons and Patriots kicks off Sunday from NRG Stadium, where New England arrives to its record ninth such game and Atlanta hopes none of its players was arrested for soliciting a prostitute Saturday night.
How successful will a defense that didn’t worry most teams this season be against arguably the greatest quarterback in history, playing in his seventh Super Bowl and going for his fifth ring?
Not everyone gets to learn the secret handshake, and it seems anyone with direct ties to casinos has a better chance of playing quarterback for the Oakland Raiders than ever owning them or any stadium in which they compete.
Everyone has a journey to travel before reaching the Super Bowl. Some are touching, some tragic, some inspiring, some uncomplicated.
Amazingly, the $750 million in public money already committed to a proposed 65,000-seat domed stadium in Las Vegas seems to have fallen to sidebar status.