Old-guard owners thumbs-down on Trump

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  1. RS12

    RS12 Well-Known Member

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    07:28 AM ET 04.21 | For Donald Trump, the bottom line may not be enough. [Trump], whose fortune has been listed at $3.9 billion by Forbes, can probably pay cash for the Bills, listed as the 30th most valuable NFL franchise by Forbes last summer with a value of $870 million. Trump has set himself up as a potential hero by saying he is serious about buying the Bills -- the team's only owner Ralph Wilson died at the age of 95 on March 25 -- and is committed to keeping them in Buffalo. One small problem: NFL owners have long memories. Trump, who was the owner of the New Jersey Generals, is considered by the NFL as the driving force behind the USFL's $1.69 billion antitrust lawsuit against the league in 1986, which ultimately earned the USFL an award of $1 trebled to $3.

    New York Daily News


    ABQCOWBOY Moderator Staff Member

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    Price of poker is about to go up.
  3. OhSnap

    OhSnap Well-Known Member

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    That could be good for the Cowboys image, he would make Jerry look like the quiet guy.

    REDVOLUTION Return to Dominance

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    Cool story on "getting it done" without trying to do it "hands on"

    Wollman Rink Story

    The rink was closed in 1980 for an announced 2 1/2 years of renovations. When the work was not completed by 1986, Donald Trump persuaded Mayor Ed Koch to let him complete the work and he completed the renovations in three months to have it open by the end of the year. Koch initially objected to the proposal but public pressure prompted him to reverse his position.

    There is a lot more to the story. Not only was it not completed in 6 years but the work that was done was sub par. Trump called all the best of the best places for their expertise in all aspects of building a a skating rink. Still there is more to the story... But you get the point.
  5. Joe Rod

    Joe Rod When Keeping it Real Goes Wrong

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    Well, I guess that means that Vince McMahon is out too. :(

  6. arglebargle

    arglebargle Well-Known Member

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    All the other prospective buyers have to be happy -- because, regardless of their particular issues, they'll look great in comparison to Trump.

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