The state of New Jersey has finally spread 'em wide enough for football's "New York" Giants to accept building a new $750 million stadium in the swampy Meadowlands. Battered-wife quote of the day goes to acting Joisy Governor Richard Codey: "This will be the best deal for the taxpayers of any stadium deal in the NFL."
Oh yeah? Let's check out the fine print, care of the Star-Ledger:
New Jersey will pay up to $30 million to bring utilities to the site and be responsible for $124 million in debt that remains on the existing stadium.
Well, good thing each and every New Jersey resident can enjoy the benefits of having a moneybags professional sporting franchise play eight whole games a year in the Garden State! On the bright side, at least Codey isn't as blatant a money-squandering jock-sniffer as nearby Mayor Mikey Bloomberg.