FORBES: Bucs Hit $1.1 Billion Mark

September 24th, 2008
Outbidding George Steinbrenner for the Bucs in 1995, was one of Glazer's finest business decisions. Joe wishes him good health.

Outbidding George Steinbrenner for the Bucs in 1995, was one of Glazer's finest business decisions. Forbes reports the team is worth about six times what he paid for it. .

In its annual story on NFL team values, Forbes magazine reports the Bucs are worth a cool $1.1 billion, the 12th most valuable team in the league.

The Bucs value is up about 10 percent from last year, Forbes says, with the average ticket cost of $72 among the highest in the league for smaller market teams.

Joe loves cash. And he’s an admirer of the Glazer family’s business savvy. But Joe would have loved to see how George Steinbrenner would have run the Bucs. The Glazers outbid Steinbrenner by about $20 million when they bought the team for a reported a $192 million in 1995.

Bill Parcells probably wouldn’t have jilted Steinbrenner, like he did the Glazers, and he and Belichick would have been coaching here in 1996. It would have been a wild ride, but likely not as successful as the foundation Tony Dungy built.

Fun to think about, though.

5 Responses to “FORBES: Bucs Hit $1.1 Billion Mark”

  1. Chris Says:

    $72 for your average Bucs ticket. That’s why I stay home and drink my beer! I’d spend $30-$50 on a ticket at the most.

    Could you imagine plunking down $100 to see Gru’s Offense LIVE??? HAHA What a waste of money!

  2. crackerick Says:

    Your the same guy who will be begging for tickets in December when the team is fighting of playoff positioning. The ticket prices aren’t that high. Save your money. You can get a good seat, get drunk and have a great time at the game for $100. It’s not unreasonable.

  3. Chris Says:

    LOL No thank you! I’m a state worker with no extra money to watch that anemic offense in person.

    I don’t beg either. IF we make the playoffs and thats a huge IF then I’ll just turn on my TV and save $100!

    I’m not directly paying a rapists pay check either! When that piece of trash is off my team I’ll think about it.

  4. crackerick Says:

    “I’m a state worker,”….Yeah, nobody’s overpaid who works for the state. You’re all underpaid professionals.

  5. Chris Says:

    I’m definitely not over paid. I can barely make payments to my student loans. But I am intelligent enough to know that Gru is a moron.

    Offensive genus…I think not! He is ALL smoke and mirrors. He is an ego maniac.

    You saw that look in his eyes after da Bears game. It wasn’t a look of, “YES, we WON!” It was a look of “I WON and I told you so!”