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This is what is wrong with the world (now the NFL)

Discussion in 'Chargers Fan Forum' started by CoronaDoug, Feb 7, 2011.

  1. CoronaDoug

    CoronaDoug Well-Known Member

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    By Chris Mortensen
    ESPN

    New Jersey rock star Jon Bon Jovi has been in confidential negotiations with Atlanta Falcons owner Arthur Blank in which Bon Jovi would purchase 15 percent of the NFL franchise for $150 million, according to league sources.

    Blank on Sunday morning acknowledged the talks but downplayed them as "discussions that are unlikely" to produce a partnership with Bon Jovi. He would not elaborate, except to add that he did not think it was newsworthy at this stage.

    Blank is among a select group of owners who have been seeking more minority partners to gain an infusion of cash that in Blank's case will also help him realize his plans to build a new outdoor stadium in the Atlanta area.

    Bon Jovi was owner of the Philadelphia Soul, an Arena League team for five years from 2004-2009.

    The two sides have signed a confidentiality agreement not to disclose details of negotiations but a league source pegged the financial talks based on a $1 billion valuation of the Atlanta franchise. Each percentage point would be valued at $10 million to arrive at the proposed $150 million on a 15 percent purchase, another source said.

    Chris Mortensen is ESPN's senior NFL analyst.

    Sources: Jon Bon Jovi in talks to buy part of Atlanta Falcons - ESPN
     
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  2. DenverBolt67

    DenverBolt67 BoltTalker

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    What is wrong with that? I must have missed it. Is it that they are selling a minority share or that they are keeping their mouth shut about it?

    I love the fact that an owner is willing to sell a portion of his team in order to build a stadium rather than trying to force the city into paying most of the cost (I am not against the city paying a portion, just not 60%+ like the Chargers are demanding from SD)
     
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  3. Buck Melanoma

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    I fail to see the issue.
     
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  4. CoronaDoug

    CoronaDoug Well-Known Member

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    The issue is that it is now trendy to have these musicians and celebrities own part of a NFL team. Their needs to be a separation of NFL and Hollywood.

    Fergie To Become Part-Owner Of Miami Dolphins
    Black Eyed Peas singer joins fellow celeb investors Marc Anthony, Serena and Venus Williams and Gloria Estefan.
    Fergie To Become Part-Owner Of Miami Dolphins - Music, Celebrity, Artist News | MTV

    Miami Dolphins owner Jennifer Lopez talks NFL Draft pick
    Miami Dolphins owner Jennifer Lopez talks NFL Draft pick – Sentinel Sports Now – Orlando Sentinel
     
  5. wrbanwal

    wrbanwal Well-Known Member

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    why?
     
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  6. SDRaiderH8er

    SDRaiderH8er Well-Known Member

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    Trendy or not, whats wrong with someone who has that kind of money willing to invest in something. Sports Teams make money.
     
  7. CoronaDoug

    CoronaDoug Well-Known Member

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    I guess I am not "California" enough :D.

    Jesus this is the NFL. The game of football. Now celebrity owners. Hopefully the chargers will move to LA and have some of these celebrity owners. Maybe you will be happy with the ownership team of the Kardashians. :rolleyes:
     
  8. DenverBolt67

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    As long as the Celebrities aren't being hired as the GM, I couldn't care less.
     
  9. Concudan

    Concudan Caffeinated Commando

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    Jerry Jones isnt Hollywood? He is more flash than most actors/signers, and could play the part of skeletor in the heman remake without makeup.
     
  10. HEXEDBOLT

    HEXEDBOLT Don't like it, lump it!!!

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    Ozzy should buy a chunk of the Bolt's.
     
  11. Buck Melanoma

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    How could it be much worse that what we have now?
     
  12. HollywoodLeo

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    This
     
  13. Brundlefly

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    Unrelated to your post, but Frank Zappa!!
     
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  14. ntman68

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    Real estate moguls scare me more than movies stars.
     
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  15. cool arrow

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    I don't care of ronald mcdonald was the owner. If he could get all the pieces in place and get us one of those damn trophies, I'm in.
     
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  16. HollywoodLeo

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    Ronald McDonald was the owner of the baseball team in San Diego at one time.
     
  17. Concudan

    Concudan Caffeinated Commando

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    I dont care who the owner is, so long as they let experts do the job. Oh and they are note Jerry Jones...
     
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    I just learned we almost had that...

    Jerry Jones - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

     
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    Concudan Caffeinated Commando

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    Ditto.
     
  21. RM24

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    Picture time!

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    ThunderHorse17 Lone Wolf

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    Do I smell a Masters of the Universe remake??? I think I do. JJ should get on board its gonna make him BIG $.
     
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    He has a couple SB championships. I would be more than willing to put up with Jones if it meant he would bring a SB to SD
     
  24. HollywoodLeo

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    true. Although there's no guarantee he would have brought one to San Diego. Would there have been an equivilent to the Hershall Walker rape...i mean trade?
     
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    he would have been the owner when Air Coryell was flying high. He would have given JJ the money he wanted. He would have kept the defensive line that went up to San Francisco. The 49ers would not have had that defensive line that helped them win 4 Super Bowl's.

    Now I am really bummed.

    We would have had an owner that wanted to win.
     
  26. HollywoodLeo

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    If he bought the team in 1967 he would have taken over when Sid Gillman and John Hadl were still on the team. Who's to say he would have even hired Coryell or drafted Fouts and those defensive linemen?

    I'm not saying he wouldn't have brought a SB to San Diego, I'm just saying everything from the point he would have bought the team could have and most likely would have been a lot different...good or bad.

    And just "wanting to win" is not enough. Dan Snyder wants to win. So does Al Davis.
     
  27. SDRaiderH8er

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    does Spanos?
     
  28. Concudan

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    Of course.
     
  29. HollywoodLeo

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    Not really the point.
     
  30. SDRaiderH8er

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    but it is. Jones wants to win a Super Bowl, does Spanos? And I would love to have an owner who wants to win one, and is commited to winning one.

    We are clueless in San Diego as to what this organization wants.
     

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