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Fans and national pundits react to Alabama football causing devastating $2 billion economic impact in Tuscaloosa

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via: Marvin Gentry USA Today Sports

Since a nation wide mandatory quarantine was instilled the daunting loss in profits and revenue for the states and cities was unavoidable.

Congress has already passed trillions of dollars in fiscal programs and stimulus packages in hopes to counteract  financial disruption caused by COVID-19, but whenever this ends or at least improves there will be countless places and businesses in the red.

For some cities across the country who are fortunate enough to have sports teams, their seasons can help greatly in minimizing the damage, and Alabama football is one of those big money makers for Tuscaloosa Mayor Walt Maddox stated that a year without the Crimson Tide would mean a loss of $2 billion.

This staggering margin caught the attention of many football pundits and Alabama supporters across the country, with many raising the argument that college athletes should be compensated.

 

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 Patrick Dowd is a Reporter for Touchdown Alabama Magazine. You can follow him on Twitter, via Pat_Dowd77

 

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