[EDITORIAL] The ticketless mayor and the ‘petty’ NFL 

WeiersEditorial board | The Arizona Republic

(Editor’s notes: Opinion pieces are published for discussions purposes only. Governor Ducey spokesman Daniel Scarpinato says the governor has paid his own way to the Super Bowl on Sunday.)

Every January, the NFL makes Super Bowl tickets available at face value to politicians in the host community. This year, the league appears to have run out before it got around to the mayor of Glendale, where the game will be played Sunday.

The NFL has plenty of reason to dislike Glendale Mayor Jerry Weiers. But this shouldn’t be about an individual. The mayor is the face of Glendale, the representative for all its residents. The insult goes beyond Weiers.

The mayor unloaded on the shoulder of the New York Times, saying attending the Super Bowl in his hometown was on his “bucket list,” but because he has been a burr in the saddle of the NFL, he’ll be watching the game on TV with the rest of the hoi polloi.


Related: Bidwill: Not responsible for Super Bowl tix for Weiers

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