February 19, 2016

Donald Trump's less than artful failure as a Pro Football Owner: "The [N.J.] Generals gave Trump something else: newspaper headlines. He was not yet a household name, though he was clearly on his way. Owning the Generals turbocharged his rise to fame. His views, his deals, his postgame comments — they dominated the news media’s coverage of the U.S.F.L. At first many of the owners were glad to have him play this role because it put a spotlight on the new league. But many U.S.F.L. observers soon came to believe that he did not necessarily have the best interests of the league at heart. “He was a dynamic figure, but he was dynamic on behalf of the Donald Trump interests, not the whole league,” said Keith Jackson, who broadcast U.S.F.L. games for ABC."

posted by rumple to football at 04:19 PM - 5 comments

When Trump tires of babes, bankruptcy and balloting, maybe he'll make another pass at the NFL.

If the Chargers and Raiders weren't family owned, perhaps he might have tried to buy in with one of them so he could go head to head with Kroenke over the LA relocation land rush.

If Trump had been able to buy the Buffalo Bills, would he have changed their logo to a currency note?

Probably not.

posted by beaverboard at 05:11 PM on February 19, 2016

Trump on SpoFi?

I vote NO.

posted by cixelsyd at 11:57 PM on February 19, 2016

Trump on SpoFi?

I vote NO.

Wait, what?

posted by tommybiden at 08:43 AM on February 20, 2016

Anyone of clear mind up north that wants to pop down below the 49th to help sort out the 2016 electoral doings in the US is more than welcome. Come one, come all. Folks from Calgary will sense a hint of the familiar, as the proceedings have taken on a chuck wagon race atmosphere.

You'll need to stay on past the end of the CFL regular season, however. Back home in time for the semis.

posted by beaverboard at 09:43 AM on February 20, 2016

Yeah, Stockwell Day would probably lead the Republican race. And he's at a loose end, I hear.

posted by rumple at 12:17 PM on February 20, 2016

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