Worst Owners in the NFL

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  1. barrett

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    I'm posting this in Texans Talk because it's a two part story and he's starting from the bottom. Obviously Mr. McNair will be in the top half so it will be relevant later today.
    http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/news?slug=ms-ownerrankingspartone09020&prov=yhoo&type=lgns

    32- Oak (crazy Al)
    31- Cincy (Cheap and lazy Mike Brown)
    30- Chicago (Virginia McCaskey)
    29- Det (William Ford)
    28- Cle (Randy Lerner)
    27- Stl (Chip Roosenbloom)
    26- Arizona (Bill Bidwell)
    25- Jax (Wayne Whiner)
    24- Buf (Ralf HOF Wilson)
    23- SF (Denise Debartalo)
    22- NO (Tom Benson)
    21- Tacks (Some guy named "Bud")
    20- NYJ (Woody Johnson)
    19- SD (Alex Spanos)
    18- Min (Zygi Wilf)
    17- Mia (Stephen Ross and the cast of "Friends")

    Question is, where do you think Bob will end up? Top 10? Top 5?
     
  2. Thorn

    Thorn Dirty Old Man

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    I'll guess top 10.
     
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    eriadoc Texan-American

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    It depends on the criteria, I guess. If it's all about making money, then Bob will be top 5. If it's all about winning and/or football operations, then Bob's probably in the middle. I'm sure the list is about money, because Jerry Jones should be middle-to-bottom of a list that is about football operations. Any owner that interferes with football ops pretty well sucks, and the results bear out.
     
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    Not exactly true. If it is about an owner playing GM than Jerry gets some knocked off but if it is about making money for the league, making money for the franchise and promoting and doing things for the league than he is Top 3.
     
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    It could even be higher. Apparently the guy polls other owners and I feel like McNair is extremely respected amongst the owners and league office. Plus we're considered a model franchise for the squeeky clean NFL image.
     
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    Which is why I said ...

     
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    Well I consider "football operations" to include more than just GM type work. I mean it is broad to me. But he and McNair should be up there.

    McNair is 6th

    http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/news;_y...wnerrankingsparttwo090309&prov=yhoo&type=lgns

    Jerry #2..#1 was Kraft

     
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    I love it, McNair fly's as under the radar as the Texans. Only difference, he's got the respect. Basically saying "Bob's doing everything right... that's really all I know about him."


    oh, and if you wanted to know the rest:

    16. Denver Broncos – Pat Bowlen
    15. Kansas City Chiefs – Clark Hunt
    14. Atlanta Falcons – Arthur Blank
    13. Seattle Seahawks – Paul Allen
    12. Green Bay Packers – Green Bay Packers Inc. (Mark Murphy)
    11. Philadelphia Eagles – Jeffrey Lurie
    10. Baltimore Ravens – Steve Bisciotti
    9. Tampa Bay Buccaneers – Bryan, Joel and Ed Glazer
    8. Washington Redskins – Dan Snyder
    7. Indianapolis Colts – Jimmy Irsay
    6. Houston Texans – Bob McNair
    5. New York Giants – John Mara/Steve Tisch
    4. Pittsburgh Steelers – Dan Rooney/Art Rooney II
    3. Carolina Panthers – Jerry Richardson
    2. Dallas Cowboys – Mister Burns
    1. New England Patriots – Robert Kraft (Jonathan Kraft):
     
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    Texan_Bill Subscribed Contributor

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    Total Revenue generated:
    1. Washington Redskins $ 345m
    2. New England Patriots $ 302m
    3. Dallas Cowboys $ 280m
    4. Houston Texans $ 256m


    Operating Income:
    Heading into the 2008 season the Texans ranked 2nd in opertating income (43.9 mill). Heading into this season the Texans dropped to 10th (41.5).

    Dallas ranked 10th in 2008 at 30.6 million and drastically fell to 29th (9.2) heading into 2009 - only ahead of Minnesota (8.2), Seattle (-2.4) and Oakland (-5.7).
     
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    Yeah umm... Dan Snyder, Jerry Jones, and McNair in the top 10? Clearly money was the focus.

    For my money I'd put Steelers #1 and GB #2. The Rooneys are a model for any owner in any sport. And GB's ownership model deserves huge respect.
     
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    OzzO .. and then?

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    out of the top 16, not sure about:

    Jerrah and the boys - just get a real coach, should improve tremendously
    Snyder and the skins - to throw all that money around and nothing to show, iffy.
    Glazers and the bucs - meh - we'll see, kinda iffy - but has brought back the franchise
    Bowlen and the broncs - tell recently, yeah - but now, not so sure.

    If you didn't check the article, he was grading on
     
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    I'm sorry, but as nuts as Al Davis is, The Fords have ruined the Detroit Lions and have no Super Bowl appearances EVER. 0-16. Not even Al accomplished those 'feats.'

    My best friend, a diehard Lion fan, has told me he doesn't care anymore until the Fords are gone. He can't take it anymore. After 25 years, he's been beaten into submission, and like a lot of other Lion fans, was actually OK with 0-16, so it would cement the Fords' legacy.
     
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    I am surprised to see that D. Snyder is as high up on that list as he is. I would have figured him more toward the bottom. I guess factoring in revenue and marketing helped boost him towards the top. If that list was based on football decisions he would be towards the bottom IMO.

    It did seem like the author of that article was drinking some Jerry Juice though. I do not deny that JJ is a successful owner, and he does have 3 super-bowls to his name, but it seems like a lot of the accolades showered upon him at the #2 spot were based on his new stadium. Oh well pretty shiny stuff impresses some more then it does others.
     
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    You won't get an argument out of me on that, facts are facts and JJ brings in the cash. I was just saying that Michael Silver, the author of the article, seemed to lavish a lot of his praise on JJ because of the stadium. Silver seemed to get a little goo goo eyed with his description of JJ at #2.

    I'm not taking a shot at the Cowboys, this time :heh:
     
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