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Mr. Scot

Another potential owner: David Tepper

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42 minutes ago, Mr. Scot said:

Can't be that difficult to win the lottery, right?

What are the odds? :Eyes_Emoji_42x42:

50/50...you will or you won't

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23 hours ago, Mr. Scot said:

Grew up in the northeast...

Jewish family...

Working class "no nonsense" attitude...

Where have we seen that before?

(look out, people with easily hurt feelings)

>Jewish

Oy vey, goy.

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22 hours ago, Sam Mills Fan said:

1. Tepper is the guy. Lock this up. What David Tepper wants, he gets.

2. Tepper is one of the most respected people on Wall Street. He's a younger Warren Buffett.

3. He's a hedge fund manager and all hedge fund managers are, deep down, pretty evil.

4. He hates Donald Trump and called him the "father of lies" during the election because Trump didn't give a dime to Sandy relief or to 9/11 charities.

Bet he wishes he could cchange those trump comments right now seeing how well Trump has done in office statistically outside of a few stupid remarks. Overall though, sounds like a good candidate and I like the no bullshit attiude he has. Certainly my 3rd favorite candidate behind Eddie D and Navarro.

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19 hours ago, Mr. Scot said:

A guy who's used to the Steeler way of doing things?  Yeah.

That also means he's used to his team regularly being in the postseason, and not just appearing in Super Bowls.

Breer talks about the NFL "grooming" and "vetting" him to be a full blown NFL owner via his partial stake in the Steelers.  Given that the NFL sort of has Richardson by the balls, it'd seem if they want him to get the team, it's probably gonna happen.

That Steele way poo is BS they cut lesser known people but if a starter or coach does something shitty they sweep it under the rug. 

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11 Billion. He has slightly more than I do.  Lol. 

I could really buy into this happening 

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On 2/20/2018 at 6:42 PM, Cam El said:

Only concern so far is that he sounds frugal as hell. May be back to shopping at the dollar store. 

My thought as well. 

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The Steelers are generally "frugal as hell".

They also win a lot of games.

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8 hours ago, Mr. Scot said:

Doubt he stays tied to Hurney very long at all. Through the end of this season is the furthest I could see. But since GMs don't have a lot to do during the season, it could easily be sooner.

If he wants to pull someone from the Steelers front office (and why wouldn't he) there are two, possibly three solid GM candidates available. Mentioned each of them earlier in this thread.

That's not to say he wouldn't look outside the Steelers for a GM option, of course. I'd just expect him to start where he knows best.

Yeah, I think we all wish Hurney the best this offseason because it is critical for us and he has been successful in some of the offseasons he has been here.....but...the history of Marty Hurney tells me we need to move on ASAP.

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Don't see where people are getting he is frugal?  Everything he did investing wise doesn't suggest that.  From what I have read he finds distressed companies and bonds and invest heavily in them.  

To me he is a value investor that looks for deals and isn't afraid to get on them big time if he thinks they are worth it.  

 

The big thing I worry about is he might think he can just buy a championship which never works.  But being a minority owner of the Steelers might have shown that doesn't work. 

 

 

 

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31 minutes ago, Squirrel said:

Don't see where people are getting he is frugal?  Everything he did investing wise doesn't suggest that.  From what I have read he finds distressed companies and bonds and invest heavily in them.  

To me he is a value investor that looks for deals and isn't afraid to get on them big time if he thinks they are worth it.  

 

The big thing I worry about is he might think he can just buy a championship which never works.  But being a minority owner of the Steelers might have shown that doesn't work. 

 

 

 

Agreed. I  hear this a lot and i think people are referring to the salary cap. People need to distance the owner from the GM at some point. Also there is a cap minimum these days so we won’t have an owner spending 65m while another spends 135.  This isn’t the nba. Frugal means he is profiting in the stadium and tickets and merchandise but not team production. 

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One of the things I get from reading about Tepper is that there's a difference between who he is and who he wants people to think he is.

When it comes to actually doing business though, he strikes me as the type to do whatever it takes to get the job done.

You don't get to be worth over eleven billion dollars without being willing to give it a hundred and ten percent.

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honestly... this guy rubs me the wrong way. especially with that asshole waiter comment. he sounds like the type of owner where at any moment you’re one disagreement away from being fired by him. i don’t want another owner with an ego. we’ve already had one for the last 20 something years and i’m looking forward to the day that he is no longer in charge.

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1 minute ago, frash.exe said:

honestly... this guy rubs me the wrong way. especially with that asshole waiter comment. he sounds like the type of owner where at any moment you’re one disagreement away from being fired by him. i don’t want another owner with an ego. we’ve already had one for the last 20 something years and i’m looking forward to the day that he is no longer in charge.

Granted. In the circles these guys run in though, finding a guy without an inflated ego would be pretty tough.

My first choice at this point would still be Navarro, but my gut tells me Tepper is going to get it.

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Ego is inevitable. Even though the waiter comment was prickish his family and his conservative home and office counter balance that. I don’t want all ego but we had an “all class” owner and that didn’t turn out to be the case. The only thing we should care about is how he runs the business not how how he runs his mouth. We won’t have our cake and eat it too with out huge luck. 

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If he wants it he'll get it. Being a minority owner is the easiest way to buy a NFL down the road. You've already been vetted and throughly checked and you're already "in the house" so to speak.

He's the guy that brought Jimmy Haslam stake in the Steelers before Haslam purchased the Browns. See how this works, so honestly unless another minority owner gets involved he should be the frontrunner 

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