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05-10-2013, 09:26 AM
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Originally Posted by Prongo View Post
Same thing could be said about St Louis as well. Fans gets caught up in the part where "they are die hard fans" of the team and all that. They have to realize first and foremost they are running a business, if they don't make money, they won't be too excited about the team and franchise. These people didn't become rich by throwing away money, I think we tend to forget that as fans.
A lot of sports team owners aren't in in for the money though. Some do treat it like an investment and those teams tend to suffer (like the Dodgers under McCourt), but for many of them it's a prestige thing. Another shiny toy alongside their private jet and Mediterranean villa. If they happen to turn a profit, great. If not, they still get to tell all their friends they are part owners of a professional sports franchise and sit in the nice box seats.

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