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Article on Jerry Richardson's Succession Plans


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#31 jtnc

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 10:01 AM

I hope Jerry doesn't die for a really long time so we won't have to deal with this. I really don't know what I'd do if the team I've loved since the 5th grade suddenly moved to a new city.


Hopefully, but with him being really old and having a transplanted heart. His odds really aren't good five-seven years from now.

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 10:10 AM

He was the first guy I thought of... Him and the NASCAR guys, but idk if I'd like that.


As long as it's not dumbass Bruton Smith

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 10:21 AM

I hope Jerry doesn't die for a really long time so we won't have to deal with this. I really don't know what I'd do if the team I've loved since the 5th grade suddenly moved to a new city.



Don't worry about that happening. If it does, a few years down the road, some new billionaire will bring in a new team and name it after himself....maybe he'll call it the "Tomcats" or maybe the "Dickcats", I don't know. Either way, there is no way that could go wrong.

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 10:41 AM

New Mexico Panthers has a nice ring to it :D
I hope the Big Cat keeps going for a long time I just can't see the Panthers in some other state even in my own.
I would still support them but it would feel like I had lost something.

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 10:42 AM

Jordan would be a fine owner but i dont the he has the capital to run a football team and a basketball team. He had to put a group together to help by the bobcats. The only way jordan gets involved is with an ownership group as a minority owner.

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 10:46 AM

I'm not worried about this. A team will be in NC and SC for years. No worry about our beloved Panthers moving.

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 10:54 AM

I pray that our next owner is someone not from NC. The whole "it must be a local" philosophy is a big reason Charlotte sports sucks. We keep giving our trust to local big wigs who care more about making money off their people than giving them a winner. Keeping it in the family has only led to losing.


And people from out of state won't want to take money from the locals, because why?

What line of logic are you following here exactly?

I'm not against someone from out of state owning the team, I'm just curious as to why you said what you said here.

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 10:58 AM

First of all, this article is bullshit to sell this to us better. "no no we have to pay this so after richardson sells the team the new owner won't want to move them to LA." If that were so important to him he could cut a check. Don't buy this for a second.



yup.

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 11:04 AM

And people from out of state won't want to take money from the locals, because why?

What line of logic are you following here exactly?

I'm not against someone from out of state owning the team, I'm just curious as to why you said what you said here.


An in state owner will always get the "bishop" treatment. People are so happy "one of us" is the boss, they excuse and look past bullshit and make these dudes infalliable. An in state guy is more apt to get away with selling losing. An owner thats an outsider will not be given the blind trust dudes like Shinn and Richardson got not because of their business acumen, but from simply being natives of the Carolinas. People are automatically gonna be more watchful over a businessman thats not from this region. The "put the local Boss Hog in charge" theory hasnt produced long term success in nearly 20 years and led to another franchise moving away alltogether.

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 11:07 AM

Richardson won't be selling the team, the most he could do is sell his 48% share. Even then it is unclear if he owns all the 48% himself or whether it is shared by other family members. In any event it is not as easy to move teams as people think and the other owners would have to agree to it. I can see where you might want to do it if we were Jacksonville and losing money but not when you are one of the most financially successful of the franchises in a small market.


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