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Best owner ever?

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by 3_Octave_Fart, Jan 3, 2013.

  1. 3_Octave_Fart

    3_Octave_Fart Well-Known Member

    I am also interested to see what the membership thinks.
    I have to say, I watched the NFL Network doc on Eddie DeBartolo last month, and before he was enveloped by his legal problems, he was the best in sports.
  2. qtlaw

    qtlaw Well-Known Member

    Eddie D. Players did not ever bad mouth him (that I'm aware of) and he was the reason for the NFL salary cap because he was hoarding stars (see 1994 team; unfortunately last championship as well.)
  3. Azrael

    Azrael Well-Known Member

    Just to pipe up on behalf of the old school: Mara, Rooney, Walter Brown (Bruins/Celtics), Veeck, Ruppert.
  4. da man

    da man Well-Known Member

    Jerry Jones!!!!!!!!

    OK, just kidding.
  5. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    Philip Banks owned the shit out of a house in Bel Air.
  6. Starman

    Starman Well-Known Member

    Bill Veeck. End of thread.

    The only instance in history where fans would actually pay (at times) to watch the owner own.
  7. Gehrig

    Gehrig Active Member

    Charles Comiskey ;D
  8. HanSenSE

    HanSenSE Well-Known Member

    As big a Niners fanboi as I am, agreed!
  9. Small Town Guy

    Small Town Guy Well-Known Member

    Perhaps his idiot son will erase some of his good deeds from the history books, but Jerry Buss has to be a contender. Since 1980, 10 titles, 16 Finals appearances. Missed playoffs twice. And there was another complete collapse, like you saw with Celtics and Bulls. Made the right call in going with Kobe over Shaq.
  10. huntsie

    huntsie Active Member

    Mike Illitch has to warrant some consideration. Revived the Red Wings and treats the players well -- then did the same for the Tigers. Despite the economic challenges in Detroit, players want to play there.
  11. Riptide

    Riptide Well-Known Member

    Joe Robbie knew how to be an owner, not a meddler.
  12. RonClements

    RonClements Well-Known Member

    The city of Green Bay and the state of Wisconsin.

    Debate over. Close the thread.
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