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Diana GRM (2 дня назад)
taser taser taser
Korne127 (3 дня назад)
That's the false Willy Wonka!11!!11!!eleven!
Root Note-Evan (3 дня назад)
Now FORMER Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria sold the team for a ridiculous amount. He also fucked over the Expos. Spanos would be proud.... Also fuck Spanos
Aamir Tanoli (3 дня назад)
3:50 that guy is crooked, you can feel it
thompompey32 (4 дня назад)
It’s really strange noticing Oliver’s little Americanisms. In the UK we usually say “sport” as plural as well. I understand that he’s speaking to a mainly American audience, it just sounds strange somehow.
whatUPitsJORDAN (4 дня назад)
Stadia
jonas1015119 (4 дня назад)
I did not expect Tom Holland in this
Matthew Harris-Levesque (4 дня назад)
8:50 - Snapple wanted to be number three for all those years...
ChriS Dix (4 дня назад)
jOHN oLIVER YOU ARE A FAN OF lIVERPOOL FC, just think USA corp VIRTUALLY stole Lfc for next to nothing from the supporterS, BECAUSE WE PUMP our money week after week, month after month , year after year sINTO lFC o that a USA biz can build up their asset.. yet in USA stadiums are paid for by the community (tax payers) .. ... what happened to the 3 BILLION quid available in Liverpool for the EUROPEAN capital of culture 08...??? surely if there was any thing that represents Liverpool heritage related to a European fund its 5 times european champions Lfc as also one of the main raesons Liverpool community gets miLLIons of Visitors every month month? (*2nd only to London!!) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xcwJt4bcnXs&t=15s ==================================== join the REd Evolution @ @ http://montv-chrislog.blogspot.com/2018/06/lbird-we-are-club-5-year-plan-rednet.html
Novus Ordus (5 дней назад)
that last guy needs to play the role of james comey
EloquentTroll (5 дней назад)
I agree with this, but I hate sportsball, let them all rot!
xHaCkeu (5 дней назад)
Excellent !
Robert Pirlot (5 дней назад)
Weird to have the only team that opens the books. Green Bay Packers. Our Community Team.
Tito Tim's Videos (6 дней назад)
I am from Dallas and was so glad we did not build that monstrosity in Dallas. Let the suburbs piss their money away!
mo hanafy (6 дней назад)
Deers are coming for you
Ita Corcoran (8 дней назад)
Honestly I would love John to star as the couch in a sports movie where he’s never been a couch before and acts awkward but in the end makes a rallying speech that brings everyone together ;-;
John Videll (8 дней назад)
I wonder how Taser Woman would react if her property taxes went up a couple thousand dollars a year to help pay for her beloved sports team.
live 0123 (8 дней назад)
I loved that dude in Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt!
Tous (8 дней назад)
Wow. To think that amount could have went to Charity.
Alberto L. (9 дней назад)
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Tyrant-Den (9 дней назад)
I want to Taser that c°nt.
Jero Tamayo (10 дней назад)
DEATH TO SOCIAL-DEMOCRACY.
Jero Tamayo (10 дней назад)
DOWN WITH PUBLIC BUREAUCRATS.
Day6 Stan (10 дней назад)
At least the players of the teams do shit for the community, meanwhile the owners and execs drive the city into debt. Ironically this bullshit from the owners causes the players to do more community service because more kids are gonna need to learn how to read from illiterate players because their schools are underfunded.
Harry W (10 дней назад)
2nd dopest rap
Cheburushka (10 дней назад)
who pays more than 1 cent out of pity for stupid people to some sports team?
Seamus O'Sullivan (10 дней назад)
I still love the cubs, white sox, bulls, blackhawks, and bears.
H DH (11 дней назад)
These stadiums are part of the distractions for the US population. Just like the roman empire had the coliseum. "Bread and circuses...."
chilldude30 (12 дней назад)
Funny to hear John Oliver changing his accent to be more friendly for americans, making it more English sounding but also pronouncing words like Americans do rather than English
PhantomHawk _ (12 дней назад)
Well at least Green Bay won't leave
Tomono (14 дней назад)
John Oliver, I love you man, and my mom may have a weird crush on you, but I will not forgive you for slandering Tom Holland like that. How dare you. He is more Spider-Man than Andrew Garfield could ever wish to be.
Michael Mertens (14 дней назад)
Oh, by the way: Fuck you, Spanos!
Aiki Hanley (15 дней назад)
I'm honest guys, as a European I don't get this. If a football team here in Europe would threaten the CITY to leave it's hometown when they don't get expensive shit, we would kick that team's ass out of town immediately. It's the biggest disgrace of all leaving the place you repesent. None of these teams have a bond to the city. Try this in Dortmund and you'll see what happens.
MARKOUT TV (15 дней назад)
I agree. Stadiums are costly and disruptive. But for real though NYCFC needs a new stadium.
Shmacked Muffins (17 дней назад)
I’m glad the chargers left san diego, less traffic.
KillerJellyFish (17 дней назад)
funny thing in my town they are trying to put in a 30k person stadium when we cant even get 10k to show up for the old stadium. and when it came time to vote the polls were down for most of the day. funny how that work no one really wants the stadium but when it comes time for the people to vote on it you can't vote because of this new fangled technology that is supposed to make things better but then you see the vote leaning towards no and only in the county that they are voting for said new stadium you could only vote from open till 11:30 and then from 1pm to 4:30. so just before work not during lunch or when you get off work could anyone vote. largest primary turnout since the 80s and you couldn't fucking vote. oh and they ran out of paper ballots. oh and no professional team or even semi pro team to justify the stadium in the first place.
Alexander Lasiuk (17 дней назад)
Haha OMG he chose St. Louis Rams first xD
Tyler Keller (18 дней назад)
Seriously the speech Al Pacinos character in “Any Given Sunday” gives at the end of the movie gives, is one of the most inspiring I’ve ever heard.
hurtig heinz (18 дней назад)
Smoothie King Centra? if you think that's hilarious take a look at en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MSV-Arena and it's current name.
LodanSD (19 дней назад)
In Minnesota, we replaced a Heated/Air-Conditioned Covered Metrodome with Open Air Stadiums after said Metrodome has only been open for 31 years. And the first game the Baseball Team played in their new Stadium was met with Snow Removal shortly before the start of the game... The Metrodome was Great, but multiple Teams had to share it, so I guess it wasn't so great for them. Plus it was "old"!
Brekner Catalin (19 дней назад)
Pools inside a stadium? What the actual fuck...
Angel Gonzalez (20 дней назад)
Holy shit John Oliver, you are good at what you do. I teared up and laughed at that inspirational speech. Kudos
Pauline Naisubi (20 дней назад)
to sad
daniel job (21 день назад)
Melbourne has a dozen AFL teams and one stadium that they all have to share. Get your sh*t together, yanks! #Magpies
Tom Heywood (21 день назад)
That's what happens when teams are just corporations owned by billionaires and have no roots in a town. It gets treated like any other business wanting to rip off regions and countries with threats. The UK car industry had a lot of that behaviour from about 1980-2005, with brands like Rover being bought by BMW who threatened to close the production lines unless the government paid millions to upgrade the factory.
Colonel Merkur (21 день назад)
3% Of the population affected
Ezra Gans-Crocker (21 день назад)
There’s a new Spider-Twerp and he is hiding a frog in his mouth all the time
pop5678eye (21 день назад)
Using taxpayer money to build/support infrastructure for private profit has been most of the history of the united states. Just the most famous ones in our history include all the robber barons (think steel industry, railroads, oil, etc.) of the 19th century or the military-industrial complex that Eisenhower warned us about. And it continues to today.
Wilson (22 дня назад)
I want a swimming pool in my office. My boss is to cheap to pay for it.
Floxxoror (22 дня назад)
you think "smoothy king center" is bad? Visit me in the "SchauInsLandReisen-Arena".
Shell Craigmiles (23 дня назад)
Ouch that opening joke
Shell Craigmiles (23 дня назад)
Ouch that opening joke
benedictify (24 дня назад)
But government bending over backwards to suck the dick of rich people and their corporations is The American Way.
Ian Rodriguez (24 дня назад)
Who else is a Chargers fan?⚡️⚡️⚡️
david padilla (25 дней назад)
Repent of sins. Plead the blood of christ. Live holy. Pray. Turn away from evil. Make sure you are able to enter the rapture. Jesus is son of God
arman anoshiravani (25 дней назад)
You should run for president
lam bda (25 дней назад)
Let all the teams move to LA. Then let an 8.0 earthquake hit. Why do citizens have to pay for new stadiums?
Jon Haymaker (26 дней назад)
So it's 2018. The Rams moved back to L.A. and they are getting a new stadium built as we speak. The Chargers moved to L.A. and they renovated the Stub Hub Center for them. There was a new soccer stadium built in L.A. and they have a new team called LAFC. Last but not least the Los Angeles Coliseum is being renovated for USC football.
Linc3to (26 дней назад)
I'm from Spain and live in Boston and I'm just wondering how big is LA to be able to build so many stadiums... ^^'
MCcommand (25 дней назад)
*BIG*
Avelino Moreno (26 дней назад)
Holy shit that Coyote's fan...
Eisen Dieter (27 дней назад)
Land of the crazy people :-)
Marek S (27 дней назад)
American pro sports is a weird, terrible system. Franchises, drafts, relocating teams, corporate welfare and still making billions but only for the owners. In Europe teams do not relocate to other cities. Teams are build from their communities. Teams are part of the city they represent. The difference is that European sports is based on proper sporting values, American sports is a business. When Rams and Chargers moved to LA who went to see them play? The teams have no connection to the city so did Angelenos care? Do the new teams only get general fans that are interested in the sport? Those fans will never create a special spirit and atmosphere, they are there just to watch the game... NHL's Vegas Knights is a bit different because it's an expansion team and the shooting massacre created a need for community spirit. Also Knights' arena is paid with private money. Las Vegas still being suckers because they are paying for the NFL's Raiders.
bujdasz27 (27 дней назад)
I cant wait for the 2022 Super Bowl when the LA Bengals face the LA Saints.
OgeOliver (27 дней назад)
0:42 Killmonger?
Jorge Garcia (27 дней назад)
Do people now even go to actually watch the game? What happened to actually watching a game, where it was the hot dog, a beer and the thrill of the crowd and game that produced unforgettable happiness?
Sharif Sultan (28 дней назад)
American cant finds money for basic healthcare but has enough money to pay for fancy new stadiums with 0 profit coming towards their end. Holy fucking shit.
Carveros (28 дней назад)
So in America, they fucking tortured a man (yeah, I'm gonna call electrocuting someone hard enough to cause cardiac arrests sometimes, torture, sounds fair to me) just so they could afford a fucking sport team? Fucking shitheads.
William Chamberlain (29 дней назад)
Single-issue voting blocks always screw over the public good , and the media plays up to it because they don't employ any meaningful journalists.
Gregory Reese (30 дней назад)
I'll never get over being sad over John's constant misuse of the term "begs the question". I realize it's "on the writers", but he has to bear much of the blame for not insisting that they, the writers, get it right. Perpetuating ignorance seems like the very thing John Oliver would most object to.
Kalle Noble (30 дней назад)
A solid number 2.
SiCk SiDer (1 месяц назад)
What happened to keep politics out of sports?? Every city should immediately tax these fucking over fed pigs and if they dont like it, they can fuck off. Maybe a state sponsored sports team would be a better idea and investment.
Matthew Gantt (1 месяц назад)
disgusting...
sami987 (1 месяц назад)
For europeans this relocating bullshit sounds so weird 🤷🏼‍♂️
aristotle736 (1 месяц назад)
What the hell is a true fact ?. As opposed to what exactly ?
Rusty Shackleford (1 месяц назад)
Taser! Taser! Taser!
Lorien Pirola (1 месяц назад)
WHY DIDNT YOU PUT THE SPEECH THAT MICHAEL JORDAN GIVES IN SPACE JAM
frank doster (1 месяц назад)
Modern day Colosseum, for a modern day empire.
Alexis Zenil (1 месяц назад)
Americans are so dumb
Chef (1 месяц назад)
No health care for me cause I'm poor but let's give private businesses billions in new stadium funds. Makes sense.
Bano Banoo (1 месяц назад)
the only lwt vid that is sooo boring
Zanryu1337 (1 месяц назад)
So... did I just get that right? Americans gladly pay for public stadiums, but refuse to pay for public healthcare? That sounds like a holographic clusterfuck.
James Clarke (1 месяц назад)
3:49 david wallace
Antony Ham (1 месяц назад)
I don't understand why no one else was enraged by his taunt of deer. As a Midwesterner, they killed three of my cars and kidnapped my first born. Fear the dear. I'm not joking about the cars though. They walk away too. They're monsters. Delicious monsters.
edward lubin (1 месяц назад)
fuck professional sports! they. don't care about anything but making themselves richer. it's entertainment so treat it as sutch.
Rose Snedeker (1 месяц назад)
People who don't fear deer have never driven in SC during autumn... you'll fear them. Trust me.
galloping goose (1 месяц назад)
Why did Jim Lovel get pulled into this?
Cameron Moores (1 месяц назад)
0:27 love thst film
Rainhard Ravenlaw (1 месяц назад)
You know, if you like sports and like spending money on it and the teams make profits etc etc, IT'S FINE ! I really do not have a problem with that but please please DO NOT expect the government to pay anything for it. I really like Harry Potter but I do not expect the government to pay for it's studio-tour
John Trabakino (1 месяц назад)
We can't have education or healthcare but a new stadium is ok. Boycott professional sports..
John Trabakino (1 месяц назад)
People believe everything they hear.
John Trabakino (1 месяц назад)
Shows you how the professional sports really care. Doesn't do anything for the community. Time for major change let the NFL use there own money.
Milap Rane (1 месяц назад)
Note: It's Stadia, and not stadiums!
Mark B (1 месяц назад)
God dammit, you're my hero Jon Oliver.
1873Winchester (1 месяц назад)
The rich have long enjoyed socialism while the rest of us get capitalism, up the arse.
Uncertainty Lich (1 месяц назад)
I'm from future L.A. We now own both the Rams and the Chargers, and none of us care.
Rennis Tora (1 месяц назад)
America: Home of the free, from morality for the sake of money...
ohsosmooth01 (1 месяц назад)
Well, that rap didn't work did it. And this concept of simply upping sticks and shipping off to another city, for whatever reason, is entirely strange to me. There's literally no reason to show loyalty to 'your' team if they can go somewhere else. Moreover, no reason to become a new fan just because a team drops itself in your city.
AdLambTV (1 месяц назад)
I love the fact that in America, teams can get away with moving cities & holding them up for paying for their new stadiums, if that happened here in England, there would be riots, Arsenal paid for The Emirates themselves, as did Spurs rebuilding White Hart Lane, Liverpool paid for their own expansion to Anfield, it’s ridiculous.
kyle magaro (1 месяц назад)
College stadiums are insane. It's so weird that when you look up the largest stadiums in the world a lot of them are in small towns in the Midwest and the South. In a lot of cases the stadium is bigger than the fucking city.
kyle magaro (1 месяц назад)
It's sad two of those teams actually moved to L.A.

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