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(ESPN)   You're not going to believe this, but ESPN reports that a lot of professional sports franchises are owned by the 1%   (espn.go.com) divider line 56
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2013-09-16 04:39:31 PM  
What do you expect? For the 49ers to be owned by that one guy Darrell who lives above the laundromat?
 
2013-09-16 04:56:10 PM  
Go me go!
 
2013-09-16 04:58:51 PM  
every player in the NFL is a 1%er!

$386,000 puts you in the 1%

NFL Minimum: $405,000 for a Rookie
 
2013-09-16 05:00:24 PM  

RaiderFanMikeP: every player in the NFL is a 1%er!

$386,000 puts you in the 1%

NFL Minimum: $405,000 for a Rookie


What? You think professional clipboard holders grow on trees?
 
2013-09-16 05:02:41 PM  

RaiderFanMikeP: every player in the NFL is a 1%er!

$386,000 puts you in the 1%

NFL Minimum: $405,000 for a Rookie


That's why I tell the girl that if we ever have a kid, I'm going to make him be a kicker. If you're even slightly good you can do it for 20 years and make a fortune.
 
2013-09-16 05:03:46 PM  

Treygreen13: RaiderFanMikeP: every player in the NFL is a 1%er!

$386,000 puts you in the 1%

NFL Minimum: $405,000 for a Rookie

That's why I tell the girl that if we ever have a kid, I'm going to make him be a kicker. If you're even slightly good you can do it for 20 years and make a fortune.


Girls can't be kickers in the NFL.
 
2013-09-16 05:04:45 PM  
So Ric Romero is an ESPN reporter now?
 
2013-09-16 05:05:01 PM  

Wettner: Treygreen13: RaiderFanMikeP: every player in the NFL is a 1%er!

$386,000 puts you in the 1%

NFL Minimum: $405,000 for a Rookie

That's why I tell the girl that if we ever have a kid, I'm going to make him be a kicker. If you're even slightly good you can do it for 20 years and make a fortune.

Girls can't be kickers in the NFL.


Not right now. By the time I get around to having a kid and it's old enough to be an NFL player, half the league will be gay puerto rican women in wheelchairs.
 
2013-09-16 05:15:41 PM  

Treygreen13: RaiderFanMikeP: every player in the NFL is a 1%er!

$386,000 puts you in the 1%

NFL Minimum: $405,000 for a Rookie

That's why I tell the girl that if we ever have a kid, I'm going to make him be a kicker. If you're even slightly good you can do it for 20 years and make a fortune.


Train him to be a lefty too.

4.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-09-16 05:15:50 PM  

Wettner: Treygreen13: RaiderFanMikeP: every player in the NFL is a 1%er!

$386,000 puts you in the 1%

NFL Minimum: $405,000 for a Rookie

That's why I tell the girl that if we ever have a kid, I'm going to make him be a kicker. If you're even slightly good you can do it for 20 years and make a fortune.

Girls can't be kickers in the NFL.


Well certainly not with that attitude
 
2013-09-16 05:18:50 PM  

RaiderFanMikeP: every player in the NFL is a 1%er!


Way to ruin ESPN's breaking story for next week!!!
 
2013-09-16 05:24:57 PM  

thecpt: Go me go!


I came here to say "In before Packer 'stockholders'", but when I saw there were 10 comments I just knew that I was too late.

:)
 
2013-09-16 05:25:22 PM  

RaiderFanMikeP: every player in the NFL is a 1%er!
$386,000 puts you in the 1%
NFL Minimum: $405,000 for a Rookie


NFL players are rich, they aren't wealthy.
 
2013-09-16 05:27:16 PM  

Ishkur: RaiderFanMikeP: every player in the NFL is a 1%er!
$386,000 puts you in the 1%
NFL Minimum: $405,000 for a Rookie

NFL players are rich, they aren't wealthy.


Keep in mind, being in the 1% isn't about "being wealthy", it's about making enough money that it's totally cool and edgy for people to want to take it away from you.
 
2013-09-16 05:29:08 PM  
I had better repair to my fainting couch I say...
 
2013-09-16 05:31:05 PM  
Another stat

to be in the top 1 percent status in the WORLD , you need to earn around $47,500 per year.
 
2013-09-16 05:32:21 PM  

Treygreen13: Wettner: Treygreen13: RaiderFanMikeP: every player in the NFL is a 1%er!

$386,000 puts you in the 1%

NFL Minimum: $405,000 for a Rookie

That's why I tell the girl that if we ever have a kid, I'm going to make him be a kicker. If you're even slightly good you can do it for 20 years and make a fortune.

Girls can't be kickers in the NFL.

Not right now. By the time I get around to having a kid and it's old enough to be an NFL player, half the league will be gay puerto rican women in wheelchairs.


And they would still be better than the Browns offence.
 
2013-09-16 05:32:26 PM  
Jags fans should be pissed. That guy has more money than Jerry Jones.

Cowboys fans should be pissed. That guy has more money than football sense.
 
2013-09-16 05:33:56 PM  

Nadie_AZ: Jags fans should be pissed. That guy has more money than Jerry Jones.

Cowboys fans should be pissed. That guy has more money than football sense.


It's probably been hard for him to read through all the scouting reports with all those rings in the way.
 
2013-09-16 05:36:08 PM  
Also: The richest person involved in the sports world is Nike chairman Phil Knight, who Forbes says is the 24th-richest American at $16.3 billion, $55.7 billion behind Bill Gates, who topped the list for the 20th year in a row.

I thought Warren Buffet passed him for a year when MSFT stock crashed.

Wait, I'll check:

With a net worth of $57 billion, Bill Gates remains the richest man in America despite losing his crown to Warren Buffett for a few months this spring. Buffett's shares in Berkshire Hathaway have fallen 15% since February. [source: Forbes]

In 2008, Buffet topped the list of world-wide billionaires. However, Mr. Gates, upset that someone else was on the list named after him, came back before the other list was published later in the year.

Well played, ESPN. Well played.
 
2013-09-16 05:36:47 PM  

Treygreen13: Nadie_AZ: Jags fans should be pissed. That guy has more money than Jerry Jones.

Cowboys fans should be pissed. That guy has more money than football sense.

It's probably been hard for him to read through all the scouting reports with all those rings in the way.


Seems like Bilichek and Kraft do just fine.
 
2013-09-16 05:38:31 PM  
and this is why they NEED taxpayer funded stadiums with naming rights fees and all concession sales going to the team.  otherwise the owners wouldn't be able to feed their poor starving families or their 3rd yacht.
 
2013-09-16 05:39:34 PM  

Treygreen13: Keep in mind, being in the 1% isn't about "being wealthy", it's about making enough money that it's totally cool and edgy for people to want to take it away from you.


Actually, it's about making enough money to use it to lobby, control, and regulate public policy to ensure you greater economic autonomy and stifle all the rights, rules and regulations that prevent the working classes from being hurt or depressed from eroding workplace standards and depreciating wages.
 
2013-09-16 05:40:33 PM  

Nadie_AZ: Treygreen13: Nadie_AZ: Jags fans should be pissed. That guy has more money than Jerry Jones.

Cowboys fans should be pissed. That guy has more money than football sense.

It's probably been hard for him to read through all the scouting reports with all those rings in the way.

Seems like Bilichek and Kraft do just fine.


Well, unless they're reading the Giants scouting report.
 
2013-09-16 05:44:23 PM  

RaiderFanMikeP: every player in the NFL is a 1%er!

$386,000 puts you in the 1%

NFL Minimum: $405,000 for a Rookie


you're confusing annual income with net wealth.  net worth is what the farking article was discussing.  the owners are in the 1% that matters.  the players have a few years of entering the 1% that is fleeting.  of course given america's math education, i'm not sure what percentage of what percentage knows the difference.
 
2013-09-16 05:45:26 PM  
When the Bills are the only New York team in the Jersey Super Bowl ratings will crash.
 
2013-09-16 05:46:05 PM  

Nadie_AZ: Jags fans should be pissed. That guy has more money than Jerry Jones.


He kinda just bought the team.

I'm sure Illinois fans would be OK if he decided to go T Boone and fund the hell out of their sports programs though, maybe they could field a consistently decent football team for a change.
 
2013-09-16 05:46:44 PM  

Ishkur: Treygreen13: Keep in mind, being in the 1% isn't about "being wealthy", it's about making enough money that it's totally cool and edgy for people to want to take it away from you.

Actually, it's about making enough money to use it to lobby, control, and regulate public policy to ensure you greater economic autonomy and stifle all the rights, rules and regulations that prevent the working classes from being hurt or depressed from eroding workplace standards and depreciating wages.


Ah yes, how could I forget the throngs of NFL special teams backups crowding our government with their bourgeois-sustaining legislation. Just the other day I saw Cowboys 3rd string defensive-end Edgar Jones trying to push through some last minute talking points on tax policy before the senate convened.
 
2013-09-16 05:52:26 PM  
I remember the saber rattling in the strike / lockout (whatever it was) a few years ago, when player reps were like, "open up the books, NFL!  we all know you have family members on the payroll.  how many millions are you paying your sons and daughters, that you are saying is exempt revenue?"  high comedy.
 
2013-09-16 05:57:07 PM  
Except for the Green Bay Packers.  They all have fake stock certificates.  Which is nice.  If you like cheese, bratwurst and beer. So, yea, no.
 
2013-09-16 05:57:56 PM  

Treygreen13: Ishkur: Treygreen13: Keep in mind, being in the 1% isn't about "being wealthy", it's about making enough money that it's totally cool and edgy for people to want to take it away from you.

Actually, it's about making enough money to use it to lobby, control, and regulate public policy to ensure you greater economic autonomy and stifle all the rights, rules and regulations that prevent the working classes from being hurt or depressed from eroding workplace standards and depreciating wages.

Ah yes, how could I forget the throngs of NFL special teams backups crowding our government with their bourgeois-sustaining legislation. Just the other day I saw Cowboys 3rd string defensive-end Edgar Jones trying to push through some last minute talking points on tax policy before the senate convened.


income vs wealth.  it's not a difficult distinction.
 
2013-09-16 06:11:32 PM  

Treygreen13: Ah yes, how could I forget the throngs of NFL special teams backups crowding our government with their bourgeois-sustaining legislation. Just the other day I saw Cowboys 3rd string defensive-end Edgar Jones trying to push through some last minute talking points on tax policy before the senate convened.


We're not talking about the NFL, dumbass. We're talking about the 1% which is a euphemism for the owners and controllers of fiscal and social policy of the Unites States.

/it's actually closer to 0.1%
//1% is 3.2 million people
///there's not that many people in control.
 
2013-09-16 06:11:54 PM  

A Fark Handle: Treygreen13: Ishkur: Treygreen13: Keep in mind, being in the 1% isn't about "being wealthy", it's about making enough money that it's totally cool and edgy for people to want to take it away from you.

Actually, it's about making enough money to use it to lobby, control, and regulate public policy to ensure you greater economic autonomy and stifle all the rights, rules and regulations that prevent the working classes from being hurt or depressed from eroding workplace standards and depreciating wages.

Ah yes, how could I forget the throngs of NFL special teams backups crowding our government with their bourgeois-sustaining legislation. Just the other day I saw Cowboys 3rd string defensive-end Edgar Jones trying to push through some last minute talking points on tax policy before the senate convened.

income vs wealth.  it's not a difficult distinction.


It's not my fault the mewling mass of hipster morons that squatted in public parks to accomplish nothing didn't understand the difference when the movement began. Unless you're arguing that really what they meant all along was solely wealth, and not the wealth of the top 1% income earners, as they claimed.
 
2013-09-16 06:14:32 PM  

Ishkur: We're not talking about the NFL, dumbass. We're talking about the 1% which is a euphemism for the owners and controllers of fiscal and social policy of the Unites States.

/it's actually closer to 0.1%
//1% is 3.2 million people
///there's not that many people in control
.


Well there's the reason the whole 1% idea is moronic. The population directly contributing to oppressing lower income earners is closer to 0.1% and should have been a focused policy instead of the mess that it was. What should have been a political movement the likes which has never been seen turned into an anti-business clusterfark because of the crowd it drew.
 
2013-09-16 06:14:52 PM  

Tigger: Treygreen13: Wettner: Treygreen13: RaiderFanMikeP: every player in the NFL is a 1%er!

And they would still be better than the Browns offence.


The only thing offensive here is your spelling.
 
2013-09-16 06:20:16 PM  

Treygreen13: Unless you're arguing that really what they meant all along was solely wealth, and not the wealth of the top 1% income earners, as they claimed.


they probably meant both; as a more progressive income tax structure and keeping the estate tax (a tax on wealth) were goals of many in the occupy movement.  also, i don't think anyone was claiming every single person that had an annual income above $385K was the devil, but that some of those people were sort of farktards raping the 99% and that a fair system was possible.  nfl players tend to stick to a more tradition form of rape.  just ask rapey ben.
 
2013-09-16 06:22:50 PM  

Treygreen13: Well there's the reason the whole 1% idea is moronic. The population directly contributing to oppressing lower income earners is closer to 0.1% and should have been a focused policy instead of the mess that it was. What should have been a political movement the likes which has never been seen turned into an anti-business clusterfark because of the crowd it drew.


maybe the 99.9% were too broke to afford paint for their signs for the extra "0." needed to be as accurate as you would have like?
 
2013-09-16 06:24:46 PM  

Treygreen13: Well there's the reason the whole 1% idea is moronic. The population directly contributing to oppressing lower income earners is closer to 0.1% and should have been a focused policy instead of the mess that it was.


It was. Weren't you paying attention?
 
2013-09-16 06:25:16 PM  

A Fark Handle: they probably meant both; as a more progressive income tax structure and keeping the estate tax (a tax on wealth) were goals of many in the occupy movement.


I seriously doubt the Occupy Movement could agree on a definition.

A Fark Handle: also, i don't think anyone was claiming every single person that had an annual income above $385K was the devil, but that some of those people were sort of farktards raping the 99% and that a fair system was possible.


That was probably the idea going in - but the only message that actually emerged was a decidedly anti-capitalist outcry. If they hadn't cocked it up so bad there might still be some value in the "we are the 99%" argument, but now it just means "we don't like the wealthy" instead of the more nuanced "more progressive taxation policies."

A Fark Handle: nfl players tend to stick to a more tradition form of rape.  just ask rapey ben.


If anything, most of those NFL guys stimulate the economy in entirely different ways before filing for bankruptcy.
 
2013-09-16 06:26:59 PM  

Ishkur: Treygreen13: Well there's the reason the whole 1% idea is moronic. The population directly contributing to oppressing lower income earners is closer to 0.1% and should have been a focused policy instead of the mess that it was.

It was. Weren't you paying attention?


Occupy Wall Street and the "99%" movement was what? Focused?

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2013-09-16 06:29:18 PM  

Treygreen13: Occupy Wall Street and the "99%" movement was what? Focused?


It lacked focus in implementing solutions. It did not lack focus in identifying problems.
 
2013-09-16 06:34:14 PM  
Who gives a flying fark.
 
2013-09-16 06:34:38 PM  

Ishkur: Treygreen13: Occupy Wall Street and the "99%" movement was what? Focused?

It lacked focus in implementing solutions. It did not lack focus in identifying problems.


That is true. They did do an excellent job in pointing out growing wealth disparity and loopholes in tax policy that were being exploited. They did a great job of rallying lots of people who felt disenfranchised by society and capitalism to their cause, and something good may have come out of it in the long run.

Unfortunately the movement was co-opted by people with entirely different motives, spread far too fast to maintain anything resembling a functioning structure, reached media saturation in record time, and royally pissed off people in major cities with extraordinarilypoorly thought out protest methods. The 1% was a misnomer that should have never been brought up because it represents too broad of a group of people and unfortunately turned a protest against the extraordinarily wealthy into a protest against anyone who had any amount of money over what each individual member at their camp sites thought was "fair."
 
2013-09-16 06:57:47 PM  
i was curious about how most NFL teams got started and who own them today and did some research a few days ago

some cool tidbits: the Lions, Patriots and Jets were founded by radio/sports writers/broadcasters before later being bought by wealthy businessmen

the Packers, Bears, Bengals, Eagles, and Panthers were all founded by players/ex-players and coaches

the Bears, Bengals, Steelers, and Giants are all (mostly) family owned/founded and most or all of the wealth came from the team, of course we all know about the Packers as well

the Cardinals were funded by a guy with mob connections

as for the rest of the teams/owners? all hugely wealthy oil tycoons/real estate moguls/businessmen or heirs of family wealth, a few of them at least bought/founded teams when it was cheap to do so, a few bought them just because they wanted to play with their monopoly money
 
2013-09-16 07:00:48 PM  

A Fark Handle: and this is why they NEED taxpayer funded stadiums with naming rights fees and all concession sales going to the team.  otherwise the owners wouldn't be able to feed their poor starving families or their 3rd yacht.


to be fair to the most hated team in sports, but the Patriots paid for their own stadium in full
 
2013-09-16 07:03:44 PM  
what was the old chris rock line?

"Shaquille O'Neal is rich. The white guy that signs his paychecks is wealthy."
 
2013-09-16 07:30:37 PM  

AdamK: A Fark Handle: and this is why they NEED taxpayer funded stadiums with naming rights fees and all concession sales going to the team.  otherwise the owners wouldn't be able to feed their poor starving families or their 3rd yacht.

to be fair to the most hated team in sports, but the Patriots paid for their own stadium in full


What does that have to do with the Yankees?
 
2013-09-16 07:33:05 PM  
And acquired the old fashioned way: the hard work of inheritance.
 
2013-09-16 07:34:09 PM  

Treygreen13: Unfortunately the movement was co-opted by people


No, it wasn't co-opted. It was just dysfunctional and disjointed from the start. No one new came in, there were just too many disparate voices and they refused to elect a leader or spokesman and that's why it got nothing accomplished -- no hierarchy.

(they claimed that leadership and hierarchies are tools of their opponents and not how they wanted to get shiat done.... they wanted to be a collective. Unfortunately, human societies don't operate like that)
 
2013-09-16 07:36:30 PM  

AdamK: to be fair to the most hated team in sports, but the Patriots paid for their own stadium in full



most hated?  that has to include the Heat, Yankees, arguably Cowboys....maybe giants.  actually giants no.  but   i wouldn't say THE most hated team.
 
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