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Mr. Scot

Another potential owner: David Tepper

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A minority owner of the Steelers currently...

Reported net worth per Garafalo: 11 billion dollars

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3 minutes ago, Captain Obvious said:

Hell Yeah! Bring Bell and Bryant with him. I'm down.

Minority owner of the Steelers might want to try and steal a front office guy from there (Omar Khan maybe).

At the very least, he'd be familiar with how they do business.

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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.

Given the recent issues with Jerry Richardson, I'm guessing those wouldn't come with him to the Panthers.

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Would not be mad.

I'm just hoping it's not more of the same "good ole boy" mentality we had with JR.

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He is the clear-cut favorite. You don't think JR would be partial to a Steelers minority owner considering that is who he mirrored his franchise after?

I'd be surprised if this isn't our next owner.

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If you don't know anything about him consider this little snippet from Wikipedia:

"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"

SUREEEEE.... what could go wrong? It's not like our former owner ever did anythi.... oh

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Quoted from a New York magazine profile that I listed in the potential owners thread...
 

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“Sometimes,” he whispers, leaning across the table, “if someone is an asshole, like a waiter at a restaurant, I think, I could just buy this place and fire that guy.”

He may sound like Richard Pryor in Brewster’s Millions, but if Tepper really wanted a private plane or a 22-year-old, he could have acquired either long ago. Unlike, say, John Paulson, who hasn’t much distinguished himself since his bet against the housing market was described as The Greatest Trade Ever, he’s not exactly a one-hit wonder. It’s just that before the economy melted down, no one really paid attention to what some guy in New Jersey was doing.

Tepper has been a billionaire—he has to think about it for a minute—since about 2003. Seven years ago. Not that you’d know it from looking at the stone house in Livingston, New Jersey, where he has lived and raised three children with his wife, Marlene, for the past twenty years, or from Appaloosa’s offices, which are sparsely staffed and conspicuously lack a statement staircase, Jeff Koons sculptures, or any other signs of the taste hedge-fund money usually buys.

But in the seventeen years since he founded Appaloosa, its assets have grown from $57 million to $13 billion. His annualized compound return in that time period is 30 percent net to investors, putting him in line with legendary money managers like Soros, Stanley Druckenmiller, and Julian Robertson.

Again, not that you’d know it. “I will tell you this,” says his friend Phil Glassman, a neighbor with whom Tepper plays poker on Thursdays and golf on Saturdays. “If Dave can take twelve bucks off me on the golf course, he will do it, with pleasure and with a smile.”

Tepper loves it when people say things like this about him. “They’ll also tell you, ‘He never carries cash and has to borrow money to pay for things.’ See?” he says, opening his wallet. It is indeed empty. Also, he could use a new one. “I’m just a regular upper-middle-class guy who happens to be a billionaire.”

I get the impression this is a guy with a low tolerance for bulls--t.

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So he can afford to buy the team outright and he has experience in ownership of a successful franchise?  Sounds good to me.

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Seems like just the kind of guy who would hate Arthur Blanks. 

Also seems like the type that would move the team if a better opportunity came along.

Either way, dude made 2.2 billion in 2012 alone. Buying the panthers is nothing for him. 

 

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21 minutes ago, Adb6368 said:

He is the clear-cut favorite. You don't think JR would be partial to a Steelers minority owner considering that is who he mirrored his franchise after?

That thought crossed my mind.

 

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He is one the better options so far.  I like that he would be coming from a winning organization and hopefully has some real insight as to how to mimic that here.  On a side note, given his affiliation with a team that has a stadium downtown with no chance of ever hosting a SB, maybe he wouldn't be so quick to push for a new stadium in a cow pasture.

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