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How Every NFL Owner Made Their Money

 

 

 

 

 

”  Arizona Cardinals: Bill Bidwill

Owner since: 1972
The numbers:Forbes estimates the Cardinals are worth $961 million, making them the 24th-most-valuable team in the NFL.
Moving man: Bill Bidwill moved the team from St. Louis after his demands for a new stadium weren’t met.
How he got rich: Bidwill inherited the Cardinals from his father, Charles. Charles was a wealthy Chicago lawyer, and according to the book From Sandlots to the Super Bowl: The National Football League, 1920-1967, he had connections to Al Capone.

 

  Atlanta Falcons: Arthur Blank

Owner since: 2002
The numbers: The Falcons are estimated to be worth $933 million, placing them 26th in the NFL franchise financial rankings. Arthur Blank reportedly bought the team for $545 million.

More teams on the way? Blank has expressed interest in bringing a Major League Soccer team to Atlanta.
How he got rich: In 1978, Blank co-founded Home Depot. Story has it that during Home Depot’s early days, Blank and his business partner would stand in the parking lot handing out dollar bills to entice customers to browse the store. Blank is now worth an estimated $1.6 billion, meaning he could lure the entire population of China into a Home Depot if he wanted to.”

 

They are all here at The Week 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Top 5 NFL Hits To Taxpayers

 

 

 

 

Published on Jan 30, 2015

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Facebook Releases Map Of Most Popular NFL Teams By County – One Team Couldn’t Win A Single County

 

NFL Facebook Likes Map

 

” Facebook has measured the popularity of the NFL’s 32 teams by the number of “Likes” they have in every county in America.

It is a fascinating look at the geographic support for each team, especially those not located in a major city.”

 

 

Only the lowly Jets couldn’t claim a single county … Continued

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Senators Urge NFL To Act On Redskins’ Name, Citing NBA Action With Donald Sterling

 

 

 

 

 

” Call it the Donald Sterling effect. A little over three weeks after the NBA banned Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling for racist comments, 50 members of the U.S. Senate signed a letter to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, urging the league’s leaders to press the Redskins to change their name.

“ The NFL can no longer ignore this and perpetuate the use of this name as anything but what it is: a racial slur,” the letter, which was obtained by the New York Times and circulated by Senator Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.) states. (It can be seen here.) “We urge the NFL to formally support a name change for the Washington football team.”

  Cantwell told the Times that “we are going to find out if the NFL can act against this kind of discrimination as quickly as the NBA did.”

  Harry Reid, the Democratic senator from Nevada and the Senate majority leader, has long advocated for a name change and cited the NBA’s action on May 1. “How long will the NFL continue to do nothing — zero — as one of its teams bears a name that inflicts so much pain on Native Americans?” Reid asked (via the Post’s Ed O’Keefe).”

 

 

    This is just the latest example of the Statist party attempting to force a “solution” on a non-existent problem :

 

 

” What gets far less attention, though, is this:

  There are Native American schools that call their teams Redskins. The term is used affectionately by some natives, similar to the way the N-word is used by some African-Americans. In the only recent poll to ask native people about the subject, 90 percent of respondents did not consider the term offensive, although many question the cultural credentials of the respondents.”

 

 

   Whatever happened to private property rights ? Is there any aspect of society beyond the purview of the swine in Congress ?

   This sort of meddling into the affairs of the private sector is a standard method of distraction used regularly by the powers that be , especially in election years , in a concerted effort to prevent the voters from voicing their objections to the real issues facing our corrupt government … Obamacare , Benghazi , illegal immigration , jobs , debt , and the list goes on and on . 

Read more of this latest attempt to legislate/mandate morality at , where else , the Washington Post

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bad Lip Reading At The Game In Honor Of Super Bowl Day

 

 

 

HT/IJR

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Super Bowl Half Time Extravaganza

 

SNL Super Bowl Extravaganza

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Advertisers Share Super Bowl Commercial Time

 

Published on Jan 31, 2014

” A 30 second Super Bowl ad costs $4 million. Some companies can’t afford that so they’re teaming up to save some cash while still (sort of) getting their message out.

Jimmy Kimmel Live – Advertisers Share Super Bowl Commercial Time “

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NFL Responds To Rejection Of The “Offensive” Daniel Defense Superbowl Ad

 

 

The Federalist Papers reports:

” Two months ago, Georgia-based firearms company Daniel Defense made headlines when the NFL rejected their conservative commercial for the upcoming Super Bowl. Well, this week the NFL responded to that controversy publicly, saying the whole thing is made up.

“ This is a completely bogus story,” NFL Vice President of Communications Brian McCarthy said to CBS Sports.

  McCarthy says the league had no knowledge of the spot and does not sell advertising for games, including the Super Bowl.

  The network broadcasting the game, which is in line with Daniel Defense’s claim, handles all sales. This year’s bowl network, Fox Sports, never received the spot according to the representative. That the spot was not submitted properly.”

But was this just a manufactured controversy ?

” The NFL has numerous categories of prohibited products that it will not allow networks to advertise during its games. These range from flavored malt beverages (unflavored is fine) to tobacco products to firearms.

  Specifically on firearms, the policy states that “Firearms, ammunition or other weapons; however, stores that sell firearms and ammunitions (e.g., outdoor stores and camping stores) will be permitted, provided they sell other products and the ads do not mention firearms, ammunition or other weapons.”

  The commercial that Daniel Defense, which does operate a storefront, submitted to Fox Channel WJCL in Savannah as well as outlets in Houston and other stations, did not mention firearms, ammunition or weapons other than an image at the end of the spot that showed one of the manufacturer’s DDM4 model AR-15 style rifles in profile.

  Even after dropping the image, Daniel Defense advised that the Fox affiliates still rejected the spot, citing the NFL policy.”

Perhaps it was just a clever marketing ploy on the part of Daniel Defense . If so it succeeded marvelously .

” This did not stop the company from posting the ad on YouTube and garnering much publicity from the ban, regardless of whether the denial came from a local affiliate, Fox Sports, or the NFL proper.

  Rather than have to pay up to $4 million in advertising space to run the spot in the Super Bowl, the company was able to market it for free through social media. Today there are over 40 YouTube videos online that reference the Daniel Defense NFL ad saga, with nearly 3 million combined views.

  As Yahoo Sports columnist Jay Busbee notes, “Of course, getting ads ‘banned’ is a badge of honor; the message gets out at a fraction of the cost of actual airtime. GoDaddy built an entire industry on this practice with its allegedly-too-hot-for-the-NFL campaigns.” “

 
    Whatever the truth may be , the fact is you will have to view the ad online because it is not going to appear during Super Bowl XLVIII

Prices Plummet For Super Bowl Tickets

 

 

Super Bowl Ticket Prices

 

 

 

” Two hungry fan bases and the wealth of the New York metropolitan area had some guessing that Super Bowl XLVIII would turn out to be the most expensive ticket in Super Bowl history.

  However, judging from the reaction of the resale ticket market in the past 24 hours, it could turn out to be one of the least expensive.

  On Friday, nine days before the Denver Broncos and Seattle Seahawks meet at MetLife Stadium, the cheapest ticket to buy for the Super Bowl was $1,779 on NFL Ticket Exchange, the league’s official resale site. That’s $409 cheaper than it was on the site with this many days left last year and $809 cheaper than the year before. 

  Since the conference championship games ended, ticket prices have steadily plummeted. The get-in price on the NFL Ticket Exchange was $2,700 on Monday.”

 

Story continues at ESPN

 

 

 

 

 

 

Are You Ready For Some Taxpayer-Subsidized Nonprofit Sportsball?

 

 

 

 

 

 

” With the NFL playoffs underway and the BCS National Championship Game kicking off tomorrow night, now seems like a perfect time to remind every American just how screwed up the economics behind these games actually are. Whether you like football or not – whether you’ve ever bought a ticket to a high school, college, or NFL game – you’re paying for it.

” The [state-supported] University of Maryland charges each…undergraduate $400 a year to subsidize the football program,” says Easterbrook, who notes that only a half-dozen or so college teams are truly self-supporting. Even powerhouse programs such as the University of Florida’s pull money from students and taxpayers. “They do it,” he says, “because they can get away with it.”

 At the pro level, billionaire team owners such as Paul Allen of the Seattle Seahawks and Shahid Khan of the Jacksonville Jaguars benefit from publicly financed stadiums for which they pay little or nothing while reaping all revenue. Easterbrook also talks about how the lobbyists managed to get the NFL chartered as a nonprofit by amending tax codes designed for chambers of commerce and trade organizations.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

See The Compelling Gun Company Ad Rejected By The NFL – After It Ran Gun Control Ads Last 2 Years

” The National Football League has been infested with political correctness, and the league has decided that a punchy and poignant ad promoting self-defense just doesn’t make the cut.

  The National Football League can no longer be trusted to be apolitical; whether it’s Bob Costas’ ignorant rants at halftime games or the month-long, unnecessary pink regalia, or the incessant babbling about hazing bullying or treating us to baseless chatter about ineffective gun control – the radicals have hijacked the league with the intention of ruining it.

  Mission accomplished: the manly, competitive game of football is increasingly shunned and the sport’s youth participation is plummeting. A nation full of whiny weaklings – that’s the left’s utopia.”

   Don’t forget the NFL’s cooperation with the Obama administration in trying to sell Obamacare . Our “leaders” in that cesspit we call Washington have managed to corrupt and co-opt virtually all of the entertainment industries in the pursuit of the Statist agenda . 

Remember who supports liberty and individual responsibility and who supports Statism when it comes time to spend your hard-earned entertainment dollars . It used to be that all we had to worry about was Hollywood but now even the sports franchises are being infected with the rot of political cronyism .

Dennis Miller Time – Obamacare / NFL / Rob Ford – The OReilly Factor

 

 

Published on Nov 13, 2013

” Dennis Miller joins Bill to weigh in with his perspectives on Obamacare, the President’s lie, the NFL issues with bullying, and his opinion about the Mayor of Toronto, Rob Ford’s drug abuse.”

 

HT/AmericanOverlook

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

From The Morlock Revolt

 

 

” A certain NFL team has been under a lot of fire recently because of a supposed offensive name.  We here at The Morlock Revolt thought that we would give liberals the opportunity to rename all
32 NFL teams.  In one way or another they’re going to offend someone.  So we have here today Kyle. Say Hi Kyle.

Kyle: Hello, I am Kyle Peeleft and I am the Senior Fellow at Senior Fellows Matter for America. I am also a Senior Analyst for Analyzing Senior Fellows in the field of Senior Fellows.

Matt: That seems redundant.

Kyle: We’re very important.

Matt: Ok Kyle why don’t you tell us and our readers what you and your team of “senior fellows” have come up with for liberal renames of the NFL teams.

Kyle: Oh we will, and they’re not just suggestions. This is really going to happen. Just like how we got Rush Limbaugh off the air, we will rename these teams!

Matt: But Rush is still on the air.

Kyle: Shut up you’re a racist! Let’s start with The AFC East! Stupid Racist Bigot.

AFC

AFC EAST

New England Patriots:

  Ugh, the Patriots?! Are you kidding me? Right off the top we have a jingoistic name that exhibits the ugly pro-Americanism that has destroyed this country and look at the mascot! A tea party guy that holds a gun and shoots peaceful British people. No! This team needs a true hero for it’s mascot! What better way to recognize the true heroism of these non-aggressive non-combatants then by giving them a team. So give it up for your new NEW ENGLAND UN PEACEKEEPERS!”

 

 

 

See the new and improved , politically correct name of your favorite team here .

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Popular Past Super Bowl Ads

 

 

” Watch popular ads that ran during Super Bowls — from Coke’s “I’d Like to Teach the World to Sing” in 1972 to Apple’s “1984” to Chrysler’s 2011 ad featuring rapper Eminem — and give the ones you like a thumbs-up, tweet and share. (Note: The videos rank by votes.)

 

Master Lock: Ready to do the Job

Watch Master Lock’s 1974 “ready to do the job” ad, which shows a high-caliber rifle shooting a padlock.”

   Just imagine trying to get an ad that involves shooting a gun on the air in this day and age . My how far we have fallen . Lot’s more cool golden oldies at the link .

 

SE Cupp on The Bob Costas Idiocy

 

 

 

 

 

Blame The Men, Not The Guns

” But in the case of Jovan Belcher, the Kansas City Chiefs player who shot his girlfriend and then killed himself, it’s all too easy to ignore the bigger story of domestic violence and train everyone’s attention on the gun instead.

Costas quoted Jason Whitlock, a sports writer who once compared the NRA to the Ku Klux Klan, blaming “gun culture” for Perkins’ death:

“Handguns do not enhance our safety. They exacerbate our flaws, tempt us to escalate arguments, and bait us into embracing confrontation rather than avoiding it.”

Ascribing human capabilities to an inanimate object — endowing handguns with the ability to “tempt us” into murder — takes silly to new lows. Amateur psychiatrists, and maybe even some children, would tell you that if someone is tempted by an object to harm someone else, that person’s probably got very serious mental problems.

The grossly irresponsible aspect of Costas’ screed against guns is that in one fell swoop, he gave us all permission to blame the weapon instead of the perpetrator.

Ironically, it’s the same kind of excuse that abusers use and too many abuse victims ultimately believe: that it isn’t the abuser’s fault. They blame alcohol, the way a woman dresses, an unkempt house, a late night out. “

Alex Karras In His Own Words

RIP Alex

 

“Mongo” Sick

 ” Longtime Detroit Lions fans remember Alex Karras as one of the most dominating defensive linemen of his generation.

Movie buffs will never forget the scene from “Blazing Saddles” in which he knocked out a horse with one punch.

 

 

Karras has lived his life on the edge, but is now suffering from kidney failure and under hospice care at his home in California. The Detroit Free Press and Detroit News reported the former All-Pro defensive lineman and actor has been given only a few days to live because of recent kidney failure.

“The entire Detroit Lions family is deeply saddened to learn of the news regarding the condition of one of our all-time greats, Alex Karras,” Lions president Tom Lewand said Monday night.  “Perhaps no player in Lions history attained as much success and notoriety for what he did after his playing days as did Alex.”