Opinion: It happened to Arizona in the ’90s over the MLK holiday. It could happen again over Republican-led voter suppression efforts.
By EJ Montini | Arizona Republic
Back in 2018, the National Football League announced that the 2023 Super Bowl will be played in the Glendale home of the Arizona Cardinals.
Team owner Michael Bidwill and his friend Gov. Doug Ducey were positively giddy.
“This is fantastic news for the state of Arizona,” Ducey said. “This comes on the heels of us hosting Super Bowl 49, the college football national championship, the NCAA Final Four, spring training and the Phoenix Open. We couldn’t be happier to do this. This is a tremendous economic impact for the State of Arizona.”
Bidwill added, “We’re thrilled by the unanimous vote and we look forward to making this the most fan friendly Super Bowl in the history of Super Bowls and bigger and better than any Super Bowl.”
I wonder what they’d say if the NFL yanks the game from Arizona over the raft of voter suppression laws working their way through the Republican-controlled Arizona Legislature.
MLB yanked the All-Star Game. Will the NFL?