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If the cowboys sold shares of the team like green bay did would you buy one?

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by dcstands4, Jul 18, 2013.

  1. dcstands4

    dcstands4 Active Member

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    A few years ago the packers did this and they sold out in no time. If we did it would it have the same success? Would you buy one? I think shares were 250 or 500 a piece.
  2. perrykemp

    perrykemp Well-Known Member

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    I've seen it voiced that the Packers being able to essentially "print money" anytime they want through one of their stock offerings is an unfair advantage for the other 31 teams in the NFL. The value of each share of stock they sell for $250 is like $0.01.

    Having said that, if the Cowboy did it just about every Cowboys fan would eventually get a share via gifting or otherwise and I'd expect the Cowboys could generate $1B or more from it.
  3. Questfor6

    Questfor6 Well-Known Member

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    It was 250 or around I believe, a buddy of mine bought one and they sent him a framed paper with his name and the his stock number. But no I wouldn't buy one because your basically throwing away 250 bucks for a piece of useless paper.
  4. Future

    Future Intramural Legend

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    I definitely would, but it will never happen. The Packers are and have been publicly owned. Jerruh is never going to do that.
  5. 187beatdown

    187beatdown Lack of Big Plays

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    I don't know if I would call it a useless piece of paper, it does mean you technically own a part of the team, which is cool. I wouldn't do it, but I also don't throw away $250 for a jersey, which many people love to do.
  6. xwalker

    xwalker Well-Known Member

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    I assume that you can sell your shares. If you could have bought a share when Jerry bought the team, it would have significantly increased in value. I think he paid 140M and the team is now valued at 2.1B. That's a 1500% profit.
  7. cbow44

    cbow44 Member

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    I might even buy 2 shares.
  8. speedkilz88

    speedkilz88 Well-Known Member

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    The ones the Packers sold are actually worthless. They are not like a "real" stock.
  9. warrior43

    warrior43 Member

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    You cannot sell Packer Stock i know that. Your literally getting just a piece of paper that says your owner of the Packers. There is no money value to the stock. You cant lose money on the stock you cant earn money from the stock. you give them $250 and they print a piece of paper thats says your owner and thats it.
  10. dcstands4

    dcstands4 Active Member

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    yup that was the thing, there weren't shares where you could make or lose money. You couldn't even receive a VOTE at the annual meetings.(there are packer fans that own stock that gives them voting rights but this wasn't that kind). It was more of a sentimental thing. Which was limited to about 200 or so a person.

    To be honest I was even gonna buy one and I wasn't even a Packer fan. ( I was gonna use it to hold over my Packer friends heads lol) but either way I would jump to do this if Jerry did it, I still am trying to get a brick. (that I can see one a year lol)
  11. JackWagon

    JackWagon Well-Known Member

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    No way ... you buy stock in a company because the product they sell is a better product than others on the market ... i dont see that in this company.
  12. dcstands4

    dcstands4 Active Member

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    My bad you did get voting rights with the shares...
  13. arglebargle

    arglebargle Well-Known Member

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    The NFL grandfathered in the Packers' style of ownership. Otherwise it'd be against the 'rules'. The NFL has real strict standards for exactly who and what can be an owner, and how they have to be structured. No municipal ownership, no collective ownership. Too scary, too radical, the NFL wants single owners. Makes the collusion so much easier....

    But were it to be, I'd sure snag a stock paper, if possible. Even if it means nothing, the Packers' example shows it would work....
  14. Supercowboy1986

    Supercowboy1986 Well-Known Member

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    the OP'S question is if you would buy the stock, not if its worth anything or if its useless.

    to answer the question, i would NOT pay "x" amount of money to "own" part of the team. However, there are ALOT of fans that would. they buy pieces of the turf for crying out loud.
  15. Picksix

    Picksix A Work in Progress

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    No, you buy stock in a company because they make significant profits, which doesn't necessarily correlate with the quality of product. A lot of companies make a great product, but don't make a profit, so their stock value doesn't go up. The Cowboys are the most valuable franchise in sports, and the value is only going up, so I would absolutely own stock in them if I could (assuming it was real stock).
  16. dogberry

    dogberry Well-Known Member

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    I'd probably buy Bengals' stock or Clippers' paper before they started trying to win.
  17. AmberBeer

    AmberBeer Well-Known Member

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    I would buy a share and frame it and put it in my man cave.
  18. Teague31

    Teague31 Defender of the Star

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    as many as I could afford
  19. rash

    rash Member

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    True Cowboy fan.

    I would even sell my house in order to buy 450,000 dollars worth of shares...
  20. dallasfan4lizife

    dallasfan4lizife Well-Known Member

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    Ugh, probably not. I don't think the cowboys are showing a long term trend upwards in market value. If anything it's leveled off the past few years.

    I can't imagine them being worth much more than the 2.1 billion they are already valued at...

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