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John Oliver on stadium lunacy

On a recent episode of his popular comedic commentary program Last Week Tonight, John Oliver took time to tackle the issue of publicly financed stadiums for privately owned sports teams. Not surprisingly, San Diego was one of his subjects, in particular, a pro-financing rap song that included the lyrics, "San Diego, the finest city/ San Diego, the second-largest city."

Apparently, the sheer limpness of the boast proved too easy a target for the British wag to resist. Later in the piece, Oliver delivered a motivational halftime speech to distraught Charger fans, crying out, "You're the second-largest city in California! You're a solid number two!"

Charger fans took to Twitter to protest, calling the bit "a crappy joke," and saying that Oliver "stinks" as a comedian.

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Ponzi July 18, 2015 @ 10:47 a.m.

Chargers fans know how to use Twitter?


monaghan July 18, 2015 @ 12:42 p.m.

Twitter's 140 characters are about all that Charger fans can manage. I saw that John Oliver piece and it was both funny and informative. Who knew there were infinity pools being built into new publicly-financed stadiums? Or aquariums (with fish) behind home plate? Gotta get us one of those: we could put an orca in ours.


Ponzi July 18, 2015 @ 2:43 p.m.

I had never heard of that swimming pool inside a stadium either. The sports leagues are catering to the widening waistlines of the Americans with crazy food concoctions usually reserved for county fairs.

The Washington Nationals offer "The Strasburger," a burger that weighs 8 pounds. "The Victory Knot" is two-pound pretzel the size of home plate at the LA Dodgers. And the Texas Rangers offer a 24-inch beef brisket quesadilla, lying on a pile of Doritos. Texas, for you, always has to be the biggest.


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