A What-If Day For Team Glazer

March 28th, 2012

Obviously, Joe’s a bit Bucs-obsessed. So when news broke yesterday that Magic Johnson was part of a group buying the Los Angeles Dodgers for $2 billion, Joe had to take pause and try to empathize with Team Glazer for a moment.

Before iconic Malcolm Glazer made one of the biggest power plays in kickball history with Manchester United, it was the Dodgers he was after hot and heavy in 2003 — for a mere $360 million. But ownership rules in baseball and football made a deal challenging and it didn’t happen. (Here’s a summary from the L.A. Times.)

Joe’s trying wonder what it’s like to have swung and missed on a deal that brought home a $1.64 billion profit 8 1/2 years later. Wow.

All Joe can think of is when he lost his $10 Publix coupon last week, or when he sold some stock that tripled in price a week later. 

Oh well, the Dodgers deal did get Joe remembering the elder Glazer, who really brought all kinds of desperately needed energy and swag to the Bucs after taking over the team in the mid-1990s. He is missed.

8 Responses to “A What-If Day For Team Glazer”

  1. raphael Says:

    WOW I would have a mac daddy house on the island of Kauai after that deal…maybe a house on each hawaiian island. Malcolm made this franchise relevant …. I wonder if the Glazers ever use coupons ???

  2. Snook Says:

    This franchise definitely changed when Malcolm became less involved. His three sons together aren’t even half of what Malcolm was to this franchise. He is missed.

  3. BucBuckeye Says:

    Thanks (to this) joe – I have always had great respect for Malcom Glazer. As a Buccaneer fan who experienced the Culverhouse regime…they are the equivalent of Eddie Debartolo taking over the 9er’s. They have done whatever they could to better the team…so what if they make money, that’s why they bought the franchise! The quality if what they have done with the franchise since they purchased it can’t be denied and should not be minimized.

  4. Eric Says:

    They could sell Manu and make a billion and a half or so, and the Bucs were purchased for 192 million, and are currently worth way more.

    The people who missed the boat were the other bidders for the Bucs – Steinbrenner, Chris Sullivan, Angelos, etc.

    And everyone thought they overpaid for the bucs. Plus they negotiated that stadium deal and get huge cash flow on a appreciating asset.

    The Glazer financial vision is of super rockstar caliber.

  5. ScottB Says:

    It could be worse… You could be a Browns fan.


  6. Nicholas Carlson Says:

    Glazer isn’t dead, is he?

  7. admin Says:

    Joe here,

    @NicholasCarlson — Malcolm Galzer is alive but his condition is unknown and he hasn’t made a public appearance in years to the best of Joe’s knowledge. Tampa Tribune asked Joel Glazer about him yesterday and he pretty much said things are status quo with his dad and thanked the reporter for asking.

  8. Derek Says:

    I never heard malcolm glazer died but I was wondering whatever happend with him since its literally been years since anyone has seen him