The TeeWee news informed me this morning that the Indiana Pacers, the city's roundball team, has been bribed to remain in Indianapolis for the next three seasons to the tune of better than $10,000,000/annum.
The rationale handed out by the .gov is that area businesses would lose $50M/annum if we didn't have NBA basketball here. This would make fiscal sense if the sales tax rate was, oh, twenty frickin' percent. Otherwise, that's a serious revenue gap you're going to have to make up from somewhere, and I get the feeling it ain't going to be parking tickets.
Go Pacers! Perhaps to Nashville or Louisville. They haven't been kissed by the NBA yet.