Stadiums: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)

  • Published on Jul 12, 2015

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  • The Signal Path
    The Signal Path 2 years ago

    That woman is infuriatingly ignorant.

  • German Londoño
    German Londoño 6 months ago

    And here we are, in 2018, with both Chargers and Rams in L.A. And next year with Raiders in Las Vegas. Fortunately L.A's new stadium for both teams is going to receive 100% private funding.

  • T Dubs
    T Dubs 1 year ago

    when your watching this in 2017 and literally those 3 exact teams moved to LA and las vegas

  • Hannah Plas
    Hannah Plas 3 months ago

    That ending was amazing!

  • G Art
    G Art 8 months ago

    I was actually shocked by this. So do all American major sports teams get their stadiums paid for by the American public or they threaten to leave the city/town where they're based? Why don't folk just let them go & start their own team? How do these team get local loyalty if they threaten to leave? Also, why do the public put money toward teams that can leave if they choose to on a whim? Are Americans that stupid? It is retarded in the truest sense of the word.

  • CloakingDonkey
    CloakingDonkey 2 years ago

    This is the sort of shit that makes me laugh whenever someone says "It's impossible to pay for free education in the USA!! Where would the money come from??" But you'll happily pay for Stadiums that the team owners should damn well buy themselves...

  • Marieda Parellio
    Marieda Parellio 9 months ago

    Any sports team: “We’ll relocate if you don’t give us-” Me: “Bye, Felicia!”

  • thebighorse
    thebighorse 10 months ago

    forget public schools and education. we have fancy sports stadiums.

  • gredangeo
    gredangeo 9 months ago

    Public spending on Sports Stadiums that has its own Billion dollar revenue at its service? This is why you guys don't have good healthcare. Silly 'muricans.

  • tajj7
    tajj7 10 months ago

    This is why US sports franchises make no sense, surely teams should be rooted to their areas and cities, Man Utd can't up and leave Manchester, then they wouldn't be Man Utd.

  • TheLunarLegend
    TheLunarLegend 3 years ago

    Reminds me of those arguments between children and their parents. 'Buy me this new toy or I'm running away!'

  • ShameldaTheMomFriend™
    ShameldaTheMomFriend™ 7 months ago

    John Oliver is a beautiful human being and I love him with all of my heart.

  • ahri
    ahri 6 months ago (edited)

    Seriously?! Coyote fans tasered an innocent old man for not funding a stadium?! Worst kind of trash out there :(

  • Lelouch Vi Britannia
    Lelouch Vi Britannia 9 months ago

    14:11 Yes, because worrying about people hitting a puck with sticks more times than another group of people while money could be going into things like hospitals isn't childish.

  • Scotland Dobson
    Scotland Dobson 5 months ago

    I have watched so many of these videos today. And I have just one question: HOW ON EARTH ARE WE SO STUPID.

    OPEN MIND 3 years ago

    Awesome as always

  • Ryan
    Ryan 9 months ago

    No public money should be spent on stadiums. I would rather feed the poor and homeless.. Imagine how many people we could help with that money.. Let Billionaire owners build their own stadiums.

  • blackdevilsairsoft team
    blackdevilsairsoft team 8 months ago

    This is why a man with a helmet defending a ball is paid more than a man with a helmet defending his country

  • 123xyz
    123xyz 8 months ago

    If all these cities in the USA decided to spend taxpayers money on health care instead of stadiums maybe the health care would be a bit better.