Its not a luxury its a business. Now I grant you the owners are rich off of their other businesses, but there is no way in hell they are going to take it in the ass from the players.
And as for as let someone else buy them, who? You are looking at 32 of the more well off people in the US right now! And let me ask you this, who would want a team with the new way the NFL will be with the players fuging ownership over? NO ONE! Not one Billionaire is going to step in and buy a franchise with the way the labor situation is, not even Trump.
The part in bold just shows how fuging stupid you are. They backed out of the CBA because the way it was going it was going to ruin the league in a few years. NOT because they wanted a few more bucks. Fans can't afford to go to games anymore because the PLAYER SALARIES are out of hand, not ownership greed.
the players get their way its going to shut down as we know it fans better get ready for it.
Answer this brainiac....how many NFL teams are up for sale?
If Richardson MENTIONED selling the team, the line would be around the stadium of potential buyers.
Several of you have sent to us a link to a CNBC video regarding the sale of sports franchises, and it contains an intriguing nugget of news.One of the financial talking heads (the only one we recognized was Darren Rovell) said that a 30-percent stake in an NFL team will be available in September.
The motivation apparently is estate planning — along with the reality that NFL franchises currently have significant value. So if a piece of the pie can be dumped and a ton of money can be raised in its place, it will become even easier to pay the estate taxes at the appropriate time.
If, of course, the “estate event” occurs before the end of the current year, there will be no estate taxes. That reality surely is prompting plenty of extremely wealthy men and women to sleep with one or more eyes open through the final day of 2010.
NFL franchises currently have significant value. That's all you need to know.
Richardson purchased for $206 million in 1993, the team is valued at $1 billion to date. Poor Mr. Richardson.....poor poor Mr. Richardson! http://www.forbes.co...ers_309456.html
Get a clue!