Originally Posted by FLcowboy
Interesting comment about the "heir apparent." While there are some examples of offspring taking over the franchise from their deceased father, Pittsburgh comes to mind, don't most offspring have to sell the team to pay off the inheritance taxes?
There are ways around the inheritance taxes and I'm sure the Jones can find them if anyone can. Plus the Jones fortune goes way beyond the football team. They still have a great many oil interest which I would think would be at a premium right now. I have the feeling that Stephen and JJ Jr. will be running this team for many years after Jerry is out of the picture.
I actually think that Stephen will make a much better owner than his father. I have heard him speak several times and he comes off as having a very good head on his shoulders. He may not be as colorful as Jerry but I think he is smarter.