NFL Owners: Shovels or Spoons? Does the Source of Their Money Matter?

June 3, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The NFL’s 32 current majority franchise owners make up a diverse group of individuals hailing from a wide variety of backgrounds. This conglomeration represents leaders in the worlds of banking, finance, retail, technology, real estate, manufacturing, food service, entertainment, etc.  But, where did the stacks of cash necessary to float membership in the elite ranks of NFL ownership come from?
Was the source a great idea, hard work, savvy investing combined with just a bit of luck, or, instead did the money come from a genetic predecessor who left their heirs with the reigns to an NFL franchise?
Or, perhaps the funding was inherited but not the team, and, the bequeathed money was utilized to purchase the said franchise.
Taking this thought a step further, where NFL ownership and subsequent success is concerned, does it actually make a difference where the money came from?
In other words, is a self made owner (the shovel) preferable to one wh...

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