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Panthers Price Tag: $2.2 Billion

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There's apparently an agreement in place to sell the Carolina Charlotte Panthers.  Price tag:  $ 2.2 billion.

 

The buyer is currently a part-owner of the Pittsburgh Steelers.

The last Steelers part-owner to buy a majority stake in a team was Jimmy Haslam.

 

Make of these facts what you will.

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David Tepper also has by far the highest net worth of those bidding and vetted.

Richardson took his net worth and his membership status in the club over a higher bid.

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From his Wikipedia entry:

 

Quote

Tepper keeps a brass replica of a pair of testicles in a prominent spot on his desk, a present from former employees. He rubs the gift for luck during the trading day to get a laugh out of colleagues.

 

Oh, boy...

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6 hours ago, Mac the Knife said:

There's apparently an agreement in place to sell the Carolina Charlotte Panthers.  Price tag:  $ 2.2 billion.

 

 

It's cool that there are so many people that can quickly capitalize billions of dollars for sports teams but not sports stadia.

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1 hour ago, DG_Now said:

It's cool that there are so many people that can quickly capitalize billions of dollars for sports teams but not sports stadia.

I remember Keith Olbermann used to say on his program, “if the stadiums actually made money the owners would pay for them themselves.” Shows how much of a farce the whole thing is. 

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Looks like smacking asses really paid off.

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You might think that, but if you look at Jerry Richardson, he's in some ways the NFL's equivalent of Donald Sterling:  a man who granted has billions of dollars, but in the process of gathering them essentially alienated everyone around him, including members of his own family.  I mean, what does it say about you as a father... hell, as a human being... when your two sons, whom since acquiring the franchise you've planned on handing it over to, up and quit on you on the same day?

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Correct me if I’m wrong (and I am probably missing something big here), but if a Steelers owner (albeit a minority one) buys the Panthers, doesn’t that represent a huge conflict of interests unless he sells his shares in the Steelers?

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Wasn’t Diddy going to buy them? 

That woulda been more entertaining.

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1 hour ago, Crabcake47 said:

Correct me if I’m wrong (and I am probably missing something big here), but if a Steelers owner (albeit a minority one) buys the Panthers, doesn’t that represent a huge conflict of interests unless he sells his shares in the Steelers?

He will sell his shares obviously.

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On 5/15/2018 at 10:56 AM, Mac the Knife said:

From his Wikipedia entry:

 

 

Oh, boy...

 

Soooooo, we’re basically getting a younger version of Jerry Richardson... Awesome. Way to go NFL, you smart league, you. 

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