There won’t be any money being handed out to help pro sports teams in Florida, for now.
Economists for Florida’s legislative leaders are being ordered to crunch numbers, rank and evaluate proposals before handing out millions in taxpayer money to professional sports teams.
Florida appears ready to approve multi-million dollar deals to help several of the state’s high profile professional sports teams, but state officials now say they will not decide which team deserves the money.
Football fans on the east coast will have to wake up extra early to see their teams play in London in 2015.
The Cincinnati Bengals haven’t won an NFL playoff game since January 6, 1990. They beat the Houston Oilers—right there, that tells you it was a long time ago—by a 41-14 score in the wild-card round of the AFC playoffs. Since then, the Bengals have lost all five postseason contests they’ve played in. That needs to change this weekend.
The state is now in the driver’s seat to review Daytona International Speedway’s application for a $90 million boost to renovate their racetrack.
In a battle of 2-12 teams, Jacksonville overcame a slow start to earn a 21-13 win. It wasn’t a masterpiece—the Jaguars totaled just 288 yards—but it wasn’t sloppy either. The game featured no turnovers and just 10 combined penalties.
You’ve probably been going to Tennessee tight end Delanie Walker most of the year, and he’s been quite productive with 793 yards and four TDs. However, he is highly questionable with a knee problem, and he cannot be recommended.
Two teams that have nothing to gain this season, but a lot to gain for next year, will battle it out on “Thursday Night Football.” The future of the Tennessee Titans and Jacksonville Jaguars is quite cloudy right now, but a lot is on the line this week and CBS Sports’ Steve Beuerlein took time to discuss the match-up between two very young teams.
The Miami Dolphins are the first of four to have their application reviewed by the state for a $90 million boost for the $350 million in renovations at Sun Life Stadium.