The Florida (now Miami) Marlins were only four years old when they won their first World Series in 1997. It only took a year for then-owner Huizenga to completely dismantle the championship team for financial reasons in one of the largest fire sales in sports history. Needless to say, this did little (meaning nothing) for the man who had spearheaded the team’s creation. Fans felt betrayed by Huizenga’s trades and game attendance decreased drastically. Huizenga, who had already made millions through Blockbuster, Waste Management, Inc. and AutoNation, sold the team in 1998.
This list starts and ends with James Dolan. Never has an owner done so little with so much. I blame his father (and fellow owner) Larry Dolan for not giving him up for adoption at a young age instead of taking him on at Cablevision.
I understand that Americans are not big soccer fans, but Malcom Glazer, who owns Manchester United as well as Tampa Bay Buccaneers, is a leach sucking blood out of the venerated soccer club in northwestern England. While billionaire owners of Chelsea and ManU's city rival Manchester City have backing their respective teams generously, Glazer made ManU take on the debt he himself borrowed to take over the club. He is using the club primarily to line his pocket. ManU ended the last season with no trophy, and many wonder whether the team will now slip in the ranks in the league behind ManCity and Chelsea.
Florida (now Miami) MARLINS not Dolphins...come on Time, I live 3,000 miles from Miami and I know that.