Super Bowl Sunday is almost here, which means party planning, betting, and travel plans for the lucky souls who get to travel to Atlanta to see it in person. When they get there, they’ll be met by one of the most technologically advanced and aesthetically pleasing stadiums in the world.
It better be pleasing, considering it cost nearly $2 billion, including $700 million in taxpayer dollars. That’s a whole other story to discuss later, but for now, we’ll keep it positive.
The stadium has one of the most innovative retractable roofs in the world. It mimics a camera aperture with eight steel “petals” that each weigh 500 tons. It only takes 8 minutes to go from fully open to fully closed. Weather will determine which position it will be in for the big game.
The 360 degree central display, a “halo board” design, allows everyone in the stadium to see replays, messages, and advertising. This was by design, allowing the stadium to be free of billboards and other visually cluttering spaces for sponsors.
WiFi and cell coverage flows throughout the stadium, allowing visitors to stay connected no matter where they are. This aligns with one of the other goals in the stadium’s design – complete access. Regardless of ticket, fans are allowed to walk anywhere in the stadium, top to bottom. There are private areas, of course, but it makes for a healthy walk to make it all the way around the vast public areas.
The video above by Jared Owens breaks down the whole stadium using wonderful computer graphics.
Despite the crazy ticket prices that start at $2500, the stadium itself isn’t changing standard prices for the game. A hot dog is still a hot dog and clocks in at a reasonable $2.
Will America-First News Outlets Make it to 2023?
Things are looking grim for conservative and populist news sites.
There’s something happening behind the scenes at several popular conservative news outlets. 2021 was bad, but 2022 is proving to be disastrous for news sites that aren’t “playing ball” with the corporate media narrative. It’s being said that advertisers are cracking down, forcing some of the biggest ad networks like Google and Yahoo to pull their inventory from conservative outlets. This has had two major effects. First, it has cooled most conservative outlets from discussing “taboo” topics like Pandemic Panic Theater, voter fraud, or The Great Reset. Second, it has isolated those ad networks that aren’t playing ball.
Certain topics are anathema for most ad networks. Speaking out against vaccines or vaccine mandates is a certain path to being demonetized. Highlighting voter fraud in the 2020 and future elections is another instant advertising death penalty. Throw in truthful stories about climate change hysteria, Critical Race Theory, and the border crisis and it’s easy to understand how difficult it is for America-First news outlets to spread the facts, share conservative opinions, and still pay the bills.
Without naming names, I have been told of several news outlets who have been forced to either consolidate with larger organizations or who have backed down on covering certain topics out of fear of being “canceled” by the ad networks. I get it. This is a business for many of us and it’s not very profitable. Those of us who do this for a living are often barely squeaking by, so loss of additional revenue can often mean being forced to make cuts. That means not being able to cover the topics properly. Its a Catch-22: Tell the truth and lose the money necessary to keep telling the truth, or avoid the truth and make enough money to survive. Those who have chosen survival simply aren’t able to spread the truth properly.
We will never avoid the truth. The Lord will provide if it is His will. Our job is simply to share the facts, spread the Gospel, and educate as many Americans as possible while exposing the forces of evil.
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