Glazer Boys No. 10

April 10th, 2009

Though Joe likes to needle the Glazer Boys, he knows they aren’t bad owners. Want a bad owner? Take Bill Bidwill.

Seems as though Robert Boyland of agrees with Joe. In fact, Boyland has the Glazers Boys ranked at No. 10 in his ranking of NFL owners.

Appropriately, the other franchise bearing the stamp of Tony Dungy sits poised at the high end of the middle tier. It makes money in Tampa. It also has a favorable stadium relationship and was well located in what had been, until the housing bubble burst, a fast-growing area of a football-mad region. But the firing of Dungy after playoff frustration and surprise firing of GM Bruce Allen and head coach John Gruden this year indicate that the Glazers don’t have as complete a handle on the football operations to be in the top tier. Their ownership of Manchester United pulls them in a different direction and away from the day-to-day operations of the Bucs. Gruden is owed more than $20 million over the next few years.

If it wasn’t for that damned kickball team in England that has been a financial sieve for the Glazer Boys, the Bucs would likely be better off. Still, the Glazer Boys are not the Bidwill family.

2 Responses to “Glazer Boys No. 10”

  1. JK Says:

    That’s great Joe. They are above Bidwill. Does that mean our next super bowl is 25 years away instead of 30?

  2. MTM Says:

    Nice comparison. So we are 2 life sentences away from a Superbowl. Now I have something to look forward to when I retire.