If I may interject for a moment,
Read the goddamn article based on who the author is. You all try to take a stab at B/R's reputation any time an article is posted. I had similar experience with posters every time I posted an article I had written when I used to write with them, and it's not needed. It takes a lot of craft and time to put together a well-thought piece, so how about since we know it's CK, we read the article instead of being dicks about it. That might be a nice change around here.
I would spend hours, in my free time, to write articles because it's what I loved doing (I was never paid to write for B/R). Every time I posted I had several people say the typical "It's B/R, move along" and it got very frustrating seeing my hard work and time spent on something people were going to flame just because of the medium it was published through.
So, since CK put time, effort and research into an article, how about we comment on the contents of the article rather than stuff that is completely unrelated to the content of the article.
Ross plays the media as he feels like and as needed and most of us buy into it. If Ross would have bought the Jets he would have said that he became a fan during the Namath years. Do you really believe that a person buys a team and then would admit being a fan of the division rival or at least say that he was not a fan of the team he just bought? Pleassse!
"Well, I guess in 2016 we're undefeated.....
.....hopefully we can stay undefeated.”
Dolphin’s owner Stephen Ross, January 4, 2016 after a season ending win; Dolphins finished 6-10; no playoff appearance
"....if there is activity in the ball prior to the rubbing action....
Bill Belichick, Sat Jan 24, 2015
"You may think that you are some kind of god to these people. But we both know what you really are."
"What's that? A criminal?"
"Worse. A politician."
Source: Under The Dome
This link is the closest I ever found where Ross has a dated move to south Florida: his freshman high school year!!!!!!!!!
So he lived at most 4 years in south Florida. Hardly what I call 'growing up'.Born in 1940, Ross grew up in northwest Detroit. His father was an inventor, never terribly successful, who moved the family to Florida when Ross was a freshman in high school.
And how do you consolidate the fact that he actually attempted to buy the Jets with being a "life long" Dolphins fan????? And if you would argue that the Jets would have been a simple business decision what makes you think the Dolphins are not. Pretty much all arguments you have brought forth (from high school to growing up etc) have been rendered useless in your effort to defend Ross.
All his interests from business to personal life is in New York. Florida is just for some properties, satellite offices and a tax related residence. His main residency is still NYC.
Ross has no emotional allegiance to the Dolphins. They are a simple business investment. And if he wants to improve the Stadium for $200 Million he should do so with his own money. Any 'socialist' government handout just shows what a hypocrite he is. He can also donate a gazillion dollars to whatever or whoever he wants to but don't cry me a river that nobody pays for the upgrades. We have two billionaire owners of the Dolphins (Wayne still owns 5%) and a bunch of millionaire celebrities with some minor shares. You don't think between that group they can come up with the necessary dollars to expand and improve their very own business?
Just an FYI: Wayne also still has a 5% stake in the Stadium.
I definately dont buy that he is a lifelong dolphin fan esp since he did try to buy the jets.
I would never want to buy the jets. Big difference in getting a job with a team and owning them
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