Thanks to my recent Deadspin article on how Seattle may be showing the way to negotiating better sports deals (something Seattle Times columnist Danny Westneat agrees with me on, for what it’s worth), as well as all the other stadium and arena news that’s suddenly been exploding, I’ve been on the radio — or podcasts, which I’m going to persist in calling “radio” even if actual radio waves aren’t involved, because who listens to the radio on the radio anymore anyway? — a lot the last week or so. Handy links for those who’d rather get their stadium commentary via their earholes:
- Here’s me and The Nation’s Dave Zirin talking about stadiums, earthquakes, and the Mekons.
- Here’s me on The Tao of Sports discussing the nitty-gritty details of stadium financing and whether it can ever work for cities. (Spoiler: What do you think?)
- I was on Rob Breakenridge’s show on NewsTalk 770 in Calgary on Wednesday, and we had a great discussion but I can’t actually find the archive, so in the meantime here’s Rob’s commentary on the crazy goings-on with the Flames arena mess.
- And finally, I’ll be on 97.3 KIRO in Seattle today at 3:30 Pacific time to discuss that city’s own arena situation; you can listen in live here, but show up a little early so you can fill out KIRO’s registration form that they require for some reason.