💸 $6.05 Billion “Command”ment: NFL Owners Go All In On Sale! 🏈
TL;DR; The NFL’s Washington Commanders get snapped up by Josh Harris’ squad for a whopping $6.05 billion. Talk about playing big league! This sale’s setting records and stirring the pot, all in one. 🚀
What’s hotter than the summer? Apparently, the Washington Commanders sale! 😎
The Washington Commanders, once a powerhouse under the legendary coach Joe Gibbs (remember those Super Bowl wins from ’81 to ’92?), saw a decline, both in game performance and in some off-field drama. Owner since ’99, Dan Snyder, who bought the team for what now seems like a mere $800 million, faced his fair share of challenges. Let’s face it, it wasn’t all sunshine and touchdowns for Snyder. Six playoff appearances in 24 years, allegations of workplace misconduct, and who can forget the drop of the name Redskins in 2020?
But times are changing. Snyder once said he’d never sell. Well, what’s that saying? “Never say never”? 🤔
The tide truly turned when the Indianapolis Colts owner, Jim Irsay, hinted last October at the possibility of ousting Snyder. This could have only happened with a majority agreement from at least 24 of the 31 clubs. Soon after, Snyder and his partner-in-crime, his wife Tanya, were suddenly exploring a sale. Talk about a plot twist! 🌀
Enter Josh Harris. His squad? A dream team of investors. One that’s vast enough to make anyone’s head spin. They include David Blitzer (co-owner of NBA’s Philadelphia 76ers and NHL’s New Jersey Devils), Washington-based entrepreneur Mitchell Rales, and over a dozen other backers. This group shattered the previous record set by Walmart heir Rob Walton’s $4.35 billion purchase of the Denver Broncos. C’mon, it’s not a competition…or is it? 🏆
The new owners have some challenges ahead, though. The primary one being the pressing issue of a new stadium. FedEx Field, the team’s home since 1997, is kinda like that old college sweatshirt – comfortable but seen better days. Let’s not forget the slight hiccup: Virginia nixed a stadium bill amidst the team’s off-field controversies. Ouch. Also, with the Commanders ranking last in league attendance in 2022 and not doing much better in 2021, getting the fans back to the stands will be a bit of a Hail Mary. 🏟️
Oh, and a side note, Commissioner Roger Goodell announced an update on the investigation into the Commanders, led by U.S. Attorney Mary Jo White. The findings? Yet to be public, but we’re all ears! 🍿
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So, with all this action-packed news, we’re left wondering… How will this sale impact the Commanders’ legacy, and what can fans expect from the new management? And let’s not forget, will the new stadium be the glitzy, state-of-the-art gamechanger the Commanders need? 🤷♂️
Your thoughts? Will this sale resurrect the Commanders’ lost glory, or is it just a big price tag on old news? 💭👇