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    SI's Best & Worst Owners

    Arturo Moreno, John Henry rank among best MLB owners - MLB - SI.com
    Robert Kraft, Rooney Family rank among NFL's best owners - NFL - SI.com
    Jerry Buss, Peter Holt top list of best NBA owners - NBA - SI.com
    Mike Ilitch, Jeffrey Vanderbeek top NHL's best owners list - NHL - SI.com

    The lists aren't bad, but I think they're giving too much credit or blame to owners for things beyond their control. I think the Florida Marlins have been a pretty good team for being stuck in a horrible stadium. For the NFL, any worst owner list that doesn't have Bill Bidwell is incomplete (I don't care how well the Cardinals did last year). In the NBA, it should be pretty easy to make the Lakers a powerhouse team.



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    Re: SI's Best & Worst Owners

    Mark Cuban...."a breath of fresh air". ?!?!?!?? LOL!! I would liken him more to "inhaling your fat roommate's gaseous discharge."


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    Re: SI's Best & Worst Owners

    I understand this list and I understand you making the argument about Bidwell but lately atleast they have been willing to spend money and got a stadium at least they are on a better track than those 5 ranked below them. As far as hockey worst owners where is Tampa Bay's? They get a new owner he brings in his guys they have the number 1 pick and everything they did was a joke. They should have been on that list. Where is the blackhawks owner he's done a pretty good job? The NBA lists I think they were about right. The MLB lists is ok


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    Re: SI's Best & Worst Owners

    Um, where is Rocky Wirtz?



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    Re: SI's Best & Worst Owners

    Quote Originally Posted by hurdleisu24 View Post
    I understand this list and I understand you making the argument about Bidwell but lately atleast they have been willing to spend money and got a stadium at least they are on a better track than those 5 ranked below them. As far as hockey worst owners where is Tampa Bay's? They get a new owner he brings in his guys they have the number 1 pick and everything they did was a joke. They should have been on that list. Where is the blackhawks owner he's done a pretty good job? The NBA lists I think they were about right. The MLB lists is ok
    I know the AZ Cardinals have been better since they got their new stadium, but they had been a laughing stock for decades before that, and that seems inexcusable to me considering how large the Phoenix metro is. For their sake, I hope they've turned things around.

    I know a lot of people hate Mark Cuban, but you have to give him credit for taking a horrible franchise and making them a winner.



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    Re: SI's Best & Worst Owners

    Best? I'm gonna have to go with:
    The city of Green Bay, Wisconsin

    Yeah I'm a little biased as a Packer fan, but if you look at most pro sports franchises, they are usually organized as sole proprietorships or as part of corporations. But with the Packers, they are owned by many fans across the country who possess Packer stock. Stockholders do not make a profit, it's more about civic pride. And they've been able to keep the Packers in Green Bay. The Packers have had a tradition of outstanding teams, especially when Lombardi and Holmgren were coaching. Packer games are consistently sold out, and the season ticket waiting list is thousands of names long. So I give Green Bay, WI the nod.



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    No surprise on the worst NFL owner. I'm a life long Raiders fan and I can't wait for Al Davis to step down. He is running the franchise into the ground!!



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    Re: SI's Best & Worst Owners

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyched View Post
    Best? I'm gonna have to go with:
    The city of Green Bay, Wisconsin

    Yeah I'm a little biased as a Packer fan, but if you look at most pro sports franchises, they are usually organized as sole proprietorships or as part of corporations. But with the Packers, they are owned by many fans across the country who possess Packer stock. Stockholders do not make a profit, it's more about civic pride. And they've been able to keep the Packers in Green Bay. The Packers have had a tradition of outstanding teams, especially when Lombardi and Holmgren were coaching. Packer games are consistently sold out, and the season ticket waiting list is thousands of names long. So I give Green Bay, WI the nod.
    Talking owners not cities



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    Can't argue with Peter Angelos as stinky owner number one in baseball. Since he really got his hands into the operation of this team it has been ugly ugly. The sooner he strokes out, sells, or goes senile and lets baseball people run things the better. Until then I hold out hope than we will not be last in the east every year now that the DRays are good.


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    Re: SI's Best & Worst Owners

    Quote Originally Posted by hurdleisu24 View Post
    Talking owners not cities
    So who is the owner of the Packers then if its not the city of Green Bay?


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    I find it silly that Buss is the top NBA owner to be honest. He ran off Shaq and Phil Jackson, and lucked out by being able to get Phil Jackson back... The Lakers wouldn't have been relevant had the Grizzlies not given away Gasol for free....



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    Re: SI's Best & Worst Owners

    I knew David Glass would be on the worst list. He should infuriate Royals fans.

    Under Irving Kaufman; 1 WSC, 2 ALC, 5(?) ALWC, AL Rookie of the Year 1969 Lou Pinella, George Brett, etc.

    Under David Glass...zero.

    Also, IK put up the $$$. The highest payroll in MLB in 1991 was KC's.

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    Re: SI's Best & Worst Owners

    Quote Originally Posted by weR138 View Post
    I knew David Glass would be on the worst list. He should infuriate Royals fans.

    Under Irving Kaufman; 1 WSC, 2 ALC, 5(?) ALWC, AL Rookie of the Year 1969 Lou Pinella, George Brett, etc.

    Under David Glass...zero.

    Also, IK put up the $$$. The highest payroll in MLB in 1991 was KC's.

    I'm sure you Royals fans out there have even more examples.
    Kansas City is a glorified triple A team. As soon as they get a great player with potential, they trade them off or let them go. The Twins do the same thing and refuse to pay players. Oakland trades off studs and then they fall apart.



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    Quote Originally Posted by IcSyU View Post
    Kansas City is a glorified triple A team. As soon as they get a great player with potential, they trade them off or let them go. The Twins do the same thing and refuse to pay players. Oakland trades off studs and then they fall apart.
    I'm sorry but Baseball is not your strong suit.

    The Twins have been opening up their wallets over the past several years. If you do not understand what Oakland does, then you are about 7 years behind in Sabermetrics....

    While I enjoy ripping on Kansas City, since they've had their new GM, they have made nothing but good moves...



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    Quote Originally Posted by mplscyclone View Post
    The Twins have been opening up their wallets over the past several years. If you do not understand what Oakland does, then you are about 7 years behind in Sabermetrics....
    Twins-
    I like how the twins manage but they've made a couple bad trades recently. They could have done a lot better then Carlos Gomez for Johan Santana (or maybe just ponied up and signed the best pitcher in baseball). And the Garza and Jason Bartlett for Delmon Young trade is looking pretty lopsided these days. I think letting Hunter go probably made sense in the long run. Hopefully Liriano can get himself together this year and they can make a nice run.

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    I loved Moneyball as much as the next guy, but I'm starting to get pretty skeptical about Billy Beane's "genius". They've won, what, one divisional playoff series in his 10 year tenure? Maybe Matt Holliday will be the answer, but I'm willing to bet he's not on the A's by the end of the 2009 season. Beane is definately good at unloading players before they break down, but I'm just not sure what the point is if you can't win in October.

    BTW that's not an attack on sabermetrics, I think Theo Epstein's combination of sabermetric principles and wise investments speaks for itself.



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