Arizona knows how to look small. Like the Super Bowl we lost because we wouldn’t recognize Martin Luther King Day. Or the national embarrassment that came with SB 1070. Have we not learned from our mistakes?
This time, the 2023 Super Bowl is at risk. If our state passes legislation perceived to be political tools of voter suppression, the NFL will feel extreme pressure to move America’s premier sporting event out of Arizona. And it will happen.
Just like it did when Major League Baseball pulled its All-Star Game from the city of Atlanta.
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell simply has no room to maneuver or moonwalk, having issued this statement last June, 10 days after the death of George Floyd.