Sports and the English Language

The nice thing–the only nice thing?–about all these sports stadiums and arenas going up these days, or trying their darnedest, is that headline writers get to use sports analogies. Hence, Good Jobs New York called its report on Yankee Stadium “Loot, Loot, Loot for the Home Team,” allowing The Post to declare that the deal struck out, The Sun gave it a Bronx cheer,
while The Daily News veered into Middle English (or sports announcer-ese?) with “Thee Yankees Win.” The down and dirty is that taxpayers could lose as much as $480 million in park relocation costs and lost tax revenue. Another interesting note: the state legislature quietly seized Bronx parkland last June to make this arrangement possible. Get to the report here.

Matthew Schuerman

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