The New York Jets are going to be holding their summer training camp at SUNY Cortland this year. And the Great State of New York, led by the illustrious Governor Paterson, is contributing $410,000.00 in grants from a "discretionary fund" to upgrade facilities and help SUNY defer the costs of hosting the team.
The last I knew, the NFL was not a charity. I'm pretty sure the Jets can pay their own way. ALSO the last I knew, this state was in dire financial difficulties. Taxes are increasing, state jobs are going unfilled, and the STAR rebate program, which helped homeowners pay their school taxes, was cut entirely.
And yet the f*cking New York Jets are getting $410,000.00 for a training camp?!
I shoulda been a football player.