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4 hours ago, bosrs1 said:

 

Actually Moorad never owned the team, the deal fell through before he got control. And technically Fowler doesn’t own them now either. Seidler, who was always the majority partner in the current ownership, is now controlling partner.

 

Regardless this is where I think we need to define what makes an owner “bad”. While the Pads have been a AAAA team in recent years, not for lack of trying to improve, off field the Moores, aborted Moorad, and Seidler ownerships have all been great (save one I’ll advised tribute to Bud Selig).

 

Fair enough. That video made it seem like they were always trading off star players, though.

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On 10/26/2018 at 7:13 AM, AstroBull21 said:

 

I dont feel the Glazers are bad owners.  Malcolm was a great owner and turned the Bucs around pretty quick.  Once he passed along control to his sons is when the nosedive started.  Im not sure theyre as committed as Malcolm was, but they at least try.

The Glazer's family has been much better than the former owner Hugh Culverhouse.

 

Culverhouse...

1-put vending machines in the locker room.

2-charged a player for a jersey after trainers had to tear it to tend to his injury.

3-had Doug Williams as the 44th lowest paid QB in the league when they had three playoff appearances and his offer to Williams for a new contract would've kept him the lowest paid starter.  Later to somewhat apologize after his dad's death, Hugh Culverhouse, Jr. donated $1 million to Grambling.

4- threatened to move three games to Orlando if corporate support in Tampa didn't improve, meanwhile he was the league's second most profitable franchise.

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7 minutes ago, dfwabel said:

The Glazer's family has been much better than the former owner Hugh Culverhouse.

 

Culverhouse...

1-put vending machines in the locker room.

2-charged a player for a jersey after trainers had to tear it to tend to his injury.

3-had Doug Williams as the 44th lowest paid QB in the league when they had three playoff appearances and his offer to Williams for a new contract would've kept him the lowest paid starter.  Later to somewhat apologize after his dad's death, Hugh Culverhouse, Jr. donated $1 million to Grambling.

Oh no, i agree and I wasnt even a fan when he owned the team.

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Let's me not forget that following the retirement of John McKay after the 84-85 season, Culverhouse hired former Falcons HC Leeman Bennett. Bennett last coached in the NFL in the 82-83 and WAS SELLING CAMPERS AND RVS!

 

And we still haven't gotten to the whole Bo Jackson debacle as Culverhouse was a Bama guy and deliberately got Jackson ineligible for NCAA baseball and tried to derail hisbaseball career so he would only play football.

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Robert Irsay is probably in the top 10 for worst owners in NFL history.  What the York's have done to the Niners, he did to the Colts.  And that's not even mentioning the move.

I'll throw Herb Kohl into the ring, if only because before he bought the Bucks, they tended to be competitive.  Under him, they could never sustain success for very long.  Honestly, it was frustrating enough that at one point, I actually wanted them to move to Seattle.  

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Ken Behring was a rather lousy owner for the Seahawks, the team went down hill quick, tried to move them to LA and caused ill will that took a while to recover from.

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5 hours ago, Discrimihater said:

I'll throw Herb Kohl into the ring, if only because before he bought the Bucks, they tended to be competitive.  Under him, they could never sustain success for very long.  Honestly, it was frustrating enough that at one point, I actually wanted them to move to Seattle.  

 

How active an owner was Herb? 

 

I respect an owner who can hire professionals and stay out of their way, but sometimes that's a failing all its own.  Bud Selig was an incredibly active owner, demanding results and firing beloved managers who didn't produce regularly.  Harvey Kuenn's Brewers won 87 games in 1983, the year after they won a pennant, but that wasn't good enough to keep his job.  Then when Bud became the Commissioner, his daughter took over the Brew Crew and let the GM and manager run the team into the ground for eight years before she finally fired them.

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On 10/24/2018 at 4:55 PM, insert name said:

James Dolan. You know you're pretty bad when you insult a longtime Knick fan. Fires Marv Albert after he (rightfully so) criticized the team. Probably cares more about his crappy band than the teams he owns. Isiah Thomas is the head coach in what I thought was the lowest point in franchise history (might still be). Then he's caught in a harassment scandal they tried covering up only for Dolan years later to make him the president of the Liberty? Are you serious?

The Knicks aren't respected, they're laughed at. Basketball is the most popular sport in this city and you can't competently run a team to at least compete? No, he makes instead has a fan favorite like Charles Oakley thrown out the building on national television.

How the Rangers managed some sort of success for nearly a decade until recently is nothing but a miracle. 

 

Bringing it back to Dolan...I noticed the other night on my NBC station during the Packers-Patriots game that he and his MSG Company are partly funding the campaign of Inglewood mayoral candidate Marc Little, who's running against incumbent mayor James Butts in today's midterm elections.  On the other side of it, Butts' campaign received a sizable contribution from Murphy's Bowl LLC, a company set-up by Steve Ballmer to oversee the building of the Clips' planned arena in Inglewood.  Considering the game of politics, it's not unusual at all seeing politicians get huge sums of money from corporation, but it's a little funny because it basically involves one NBA team owner (from a different city at that) trying to block the another from building their own new arena in their home city.  This trust fund baby has his own :censored:storm to worry about, in his own city.

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idk, seems pretty dumb to build a brand-new arena next door to a good-as-new arena. Dolan is an ass, but his company put a lot of money into the Forum and I understand that they might not like for it to be for nothing.

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