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 Post subject: 2018 NFL Season
PostPosted: Thu May 31, 2018 7:01 pm 
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May as well start this, so I can ignore it for a couple more months.

Some interesting times in Dove Valley, where the Denver Broncos are headquartered.

https://www.cbssports.com/nfl/news/pat- ... ing-owner/

So summarize: Longtime Broncos owner Pat Bowlen (whose family made their fortune in the Canadian oil business, there was once speculation he was threatening to move the team to Toronto) relinquished control of the team shortly after he was diagnosed with Alzheimer's Disease. Since then there has been a Bowlen Trust largely run by Bowlen's friend and associate Joe Ellis. Recently the Broncos had to buy out the minority ownership of Bowlen's son because of his rampant legal troubles, but otherwise the team has run under Ellis and General Manager John Elway relatively smoothly.

Now Bowlen's daughter Beth has publicly stated she wishes to take over the team. Apparently she met the criteria laid out by Ellis and the trust--going to school and getting her law degree being one--but is still being denied. I realize there may be more going on behind the scenes but this really just looks like a very conservative organization in a very conservative league not ready to have another female owner in the league. The last female sports owners I can recall were Marge Schott of the Cincinnati Reds and Georgia Frontiere of the (then) St. Louis Rams. Again, I don't know what exactly "qualifies" you to own a sports franchise. If Daniel Snyder is any indication, it takes money and...that's it. I say let her run it, but that's just me.

Ellis has been a mixed bag BTW. He was responsible for bringing in Elway as GM, but he was also responsible for the mess that preceded it when he hired Josh McDaniels as head coach (and gave him managerial control, which reportedly he didn't even want but Ellis insisted).


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 Post subject: Re: 2018 NFL Season
PostPosted: Fri Jun 01, 2018 9:06 am 
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Pokecheque wrote:
Again, I don't know what exactly "qualifies" you to own a sports franchise. If Daniel Snyder is any indication, it takes money and...that's it. I say let her run it, but that's just me.


If the NHL is any indication, you don't even need money...

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 Post subject: Re: 2018 NFL Season
PostPosted: Fri Jun 01, 2018 4:31 pm 
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Bosc wrote:
Pokecheque wrote:
Again, I don't know what exactly "qualifies" you to own a sports franchise. If Daniel Snyder is any indication, it takes money and...that's it. I say let her run it, but that's just me.


If the NHL is any indication, you don't even need money...


True...


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 Post subject: Re: 2018 NFL Season
PostPosted: Fri Jun 01, 2018 5:21 pm 
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Well, this is too easy. The Detroit Lions pre-season prognostication: Still grim.

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 Post subject: Re: 2018 NFL Season
PostPosted: Fri Jun 01, 2018 7:15 pm 
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I can't believe people are STILL HIRING Belichick disciples even though it's been readily proven many times that away from their Master and Commander, they're worthless.


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