Stadiums: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)

  • Published on Jul 12, 2015

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  • 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...

  • thebighorse
    thebighorse 1 year ago

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

  • ahri
    ahri 8 months ago (edited)

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

  • Scotland Dobson
    Scotland Dobson 7 months ago

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

  • Marieda Parellio
    Marieda Parellio 11 months ago

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

  • The Signal Path
    The Signal Path 2 years ago

    That woman is infuriatingly ignorant.

  • Ryan Daniel
    Ryan Daniel 1 year 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.

  • tajj7
    tajj7 1 year 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.

  • gredangeo
    gredangeo 11 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.

  • Aesthetic Pepe
    Aesthetic Pepe 7 months ago

    Murica hates socialism unless it's for the rich. Healthcare NOOOOO. Bail out banks build stadium YEEES.

    OPEN MIND 3 years ago

    Awesome as always

  • German Londoño
    German Londoño 8 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.

  • Alexander Noname
    Alexander Noname 8 months ago

    I will never understand why in the US sports teams can leave a town, in Europe this would cost you all of your fans and you would never find new ones.

  • J C
    J C 8 months ago

    Wearing a hockey jersey in a court room..... calls others childish. Ice hockey in Arizona is insane

  • Kyle Bavis
    Kyle Bavis 10 months ago

    Look, I'm from Cincinnati as well, and just to let everyone know, the city of Cincinnati is a lot more than just sports. We zoo....a few buildings.......a dead gorilla...........and sports, god dammit.

  • Cliff Roth
    Cliff Roth 3 years ago

    I have been saying this for YEARS. There is no reason stadiums should be paid for with public funds.

  • Marie Poppins
    Marie Poppins 8 months ago (edited)

    John Oliver you are fucking amazing. Your show is smart, educative and funny. It's gold.

  • ShameldaTheMomFriend™
    ShameldaTheMomFriend™ 10 months ago

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

  • blackdevilsairsoft team
    blackdevilsairsoft team 10 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 10 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.