Wonder how many hungry/malnutritioned people around the world could be fed with that money. How many wouldn't have to freeze to death.
Oh well. Enjoy the game.
I think many people from hotel owners to maids, store owners to clerks, taxi business owners to drivers,...and the list is endless, all probably gained from such a thing.
The world would never be "better" if these things never happened. Unless your thinking that without the game, all these people will be sitting at home with that "unused" cash, and can be forced to donate it, or be taxed out of it. Those who spend wildly for such things including travel, accommodations, etc., all are putting money in someone Else's pockets, stimulate local economy, etc.
As for people starving to death around the world, money and even food are usually not the problem. It is the governments who run these countries. Giving more money or food beyond what already is given, will be used the same as what much of it already is....to grease politicians and leaders pockets. I find it hard to think that if a superbowl was not played, that it would make a dent in whether someone starved halfway around the world, in a country where civil war continues or the government refuses to change.
I normally read about someone saying "who cares", which is always interesting as to why they would even comment that way if not calling themselves out in some way. But this, "we would be better off without it" is quite interesting. What else could be suggested? The movie industry, all sports in general, the arts, the vacation industry, forums and entertainment on the computer??? I always think talk of how better off we could be if not for this or that, is a base line comment for communist ideology. As if all people gave up everything they absolutely did not need, and we could all magically give to those less fortunate, the world would become some Utopian society and would be the answer to all problems. As if we got rid of everything and anybody, beyond having everyone wear a standard issue gray uniform while holding a stick for planting rice would be good.. Anyone in arts, kill them. Churches....get rid of them.....a waste of money! Sports....not in this country! Travel for entertainment and an overpriced hotdog....not good for the "people"! We got people to feed...people to help....people to make equal! And who does not want that? :roll: