Discussion in 'Football' started by The Roy Of Ottawa, May 27, 2018.
Inherited wealth mostly.
Vid makes me even more thankful for Paul Allen.
Nice avy, Gene. Listened to them for a long time.
Which can be said for almost anyone that is wealthy.
It's a flyer for when 3 of my favorite bands played almost two years ago.
The wings reminded me of the cocksparrer logo.
It's Cocksparrer, American Nightmare and Agnostic Front.
A couple good weekends at the track in the 30s, mostly.
Well, that and inheriting a team that went from being worth $2,500 to billions in the span of a couple generations.
Just what I could round up from the internet:
Buffalo Bills - Terrance (and Kim) Pegula: Natural gas, oil, and other investments.
Miami Dolphins - Stephen Ross: Tax attorney turned real estate developer.
New England Patriots - Robert Kraft: Founded International Forest Products. Currently owns various businesses held under "The Kraft Group". Does not own Kraft Foods (Kraft Heinz).
NY Jets - Woody and Christopher Johnson, great-grandsons of Johnson & Johnson co-founder, Robert Johnson.
Cincinnati Bengals - Mike Brown, son of team founder, Paul Brown.
Cleveland Browns - Jimmy Haslam, CEO of Pilot Flying J and son of Pilot Corporation founder, Jim Haslam.
Baltimore Ravens - Steve Bisciotti, founder of Aerotek and cofounder of Allegis Group.
Pittsburgh Steelers - Art Rooney II, grandson of team founder, Art Rooney.
Houston Texans - Bob McNair: Founded energy company Cogen Technologies, chairs a real estate firm, and owns an investment company.
Indianapolis Colts - Jim Irsay: Son of Robert Irsay, who interestingly bought the LA Rams then traded for the Baltimore Colts in the same day.
Jacksonville Jaguars - Sahid Khan: Founded Bumper Works, then bought Flex-N-Gate.
Tennessee Titans - KSA (Bud Adams) founded team in the AFL as the Houston Oilers. Made money in oil.
Dallas Cowboys - Jerry Jones: Founded Jones Oil and Land Lease.
NY Giants - John Mara: Grandson of team founder, Tim Mara; Steve Tisch film producer.
Philadelphia Eagles - Jeffrey (and Christina) Lurie: Film producer and (former?) executive at Harcourt General. Grandfather founded General Cinema, which his uncle turned into a massive conglomerate.
Washington Redskins - Dan Snyder: Entrepreneur. Made his first million selling spring break trips to Florida after dropping out of college.
Chicago Bears - Virginia McCaskey: Daughter of team founder, George Halas.
Detroit Lions - Martha Ford: Daughter of Harvey Firestone Jr., chairman of the board at Firestone Tire. Married Henry Ford's grandson, William, who became sole owner of the team in 1963.
Minnesota Vikings - Zygi Wilf: Former attorney turned real estate developer. Turned family business into a large real estate company.
Green Bay Packer - Green Bay Packers, Inc.: Collection of over 360k stockholders. Mark Murphy is chairman.
Atlanta Falcons - Author Blank: Co-founder of The Home Depot.
Carolina Panthers - David Tepper: Founded Appaloosa Management.
New Orleans Saints - Gayle Benson (formerly Tom Benson). Tom Benson started out working in a car dealership, eventually coming to own several of his own. Made most of his money investing in banks.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers - Glazer Family. Heirs of Malcom Glazer, who purchased the team in 1995.
So, it's a mix of self-made businessmen, family ownership, heirs to large corporations, and Packers fans.
Edit: Forgot to the the AFC and NFC West, but I think the picture is pretty clear.