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Re: The Nats are...For Sale?!?
« Reply #575: November 04, 2022, 09:35:21 AM »
 :rimshot:
Am I the only one who things the guy in bold could light a fire under them.

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Re: The Nats are...For Sale?!?
« Reply #576: November 04, 2022, 09:54:55 AM »
Am I the only one who things the guy in bold could light a fire under them.
Yes, because you're the only one who knows who that is?

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« Reply #577: November 04, 2022, 10:40:16 AM »
Yes, because you're the only one who knows who that is?
It's such an obscure cultural reference that few here will get it.  He did this live somewhere or another and it ripped.

 

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« Reply #578: November 04, 2022, 11:41:13 AM »
Obscure and, ultimately, not really funny.

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« Reply #579: November 04, 2022, 11:50:40 AM »
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Source: Ted Leonsis will take prudent steps to see if there is a "fit" with the Washington #Commanders after the team announced that Dan Snyder will explore a possible sale. Source does not believe it changes the Leonsis pursuit with the #Nats

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Re: The Nats are...For Sale?!?
« Reply #580: November 04, 2022, 02:44:57 PM »
I would think Leonsis would have to have some heavy hitter partners to buy the commanders because he doesn't have close to the 6 billion it will take.

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« Reply #581: November 04, 2022, 02:46:26 PM »
I would think Leonsis would have to have some heavy hitter partners to buy the commanders because he doesn't have close to the 6 billion it will take.

NFL majority owners have to have a 30% stake and they cap debt at 1 billion. Even if he personally takes the whole debt portion, he'd have to sell everything he owns to get to that 30%

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Re: The Nats are...For Sale?!?
« Reply #582: November 05, 2022, 08:37:17 AM »
I wonder how the Commanders sale will affect the Nationals.

The local NFL franchise could go for more than double, so I feel like it’s two different buyers markets.

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Re: The Nats are...For Sale?!?
« Reply #583: November 05, 2022, 09:02:27 AM »
If Rubenstein spends his credit and cash on the Commies, then there goes Leonsis 's bankroll

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Re: The Nats are...For Sale?!?
« Reply #584: November 23, 2022, 08:19:47 PM »
Ted Leonsis laid out a ten point plan for how to rebuild a franchise. This is old but the bottom line is to build slowly and deliberately. Not at all what I want to hear.

https://www.hogshaven.com/2009/2/26/772915/ted-leonsis-shares-his-ten

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Re: The Nats are...For Sale?!?
« Reply #585: November 23, 2022, 08:34:51 PM »
Its okay. There's a zero percent chance he actually wrote any if that


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« Reply #587: November 24, 2022, 08:14:55 AM »
I’m sure Ted loves how easy it is in the NBA to be in the hunt for a playoff spot every year. His teams will never actually have a shot at doing anything in the playoffs, and they’ll never be in the mix for a super star in the draft, but they’ll compete every year. I wonder if he realizes just how expensive it is to do the same thing in baseball

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Re: The Nats are...For Sale?!?
« Reply #588: November 24, 2022, 08:41:16 AM »
I’m sure Ted loves how easy it is in the NBA to be in the hunt for a playoff spot every year. His teams will never actually have a shot at doing anything in the playoffs, and they’ll never be in the mix for a super star in the draft, but they’ll compete every year. I wonder if he realizes just how expensive it is to do the same thing in baseball
I mean ... the same applies to hockey. Almost half the teams make it.

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« Reply #589: November 24, 2022, 09:21:22 AM »
I mean ... the same applies to hockey. Almost half the teams make it.

Yep, another perfect sport for Ted. Baseball has a totally different profile

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« Reply #590: November 24, 2022, 09:22:27 AM »
Yep, another perfect sport for Ted. Baseball has a totally different profile
Ted will be voting to expand the playoffs. With 7 teams in now in each league MLB is not that far behind the NBA and NHL. 

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« Reply #591: November 24, 2022, 09:32:58 AM »
Ted will be voting to expand the playoffs. With 7 teams in now in each league MLB is not that far behind the NBA and NHL. 

The NBA has 10 per conference now. Perfect for the Wizards because any team trying should have a chance for the last play in spot

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« Reply #592: November 24, 2022, 10:06:20 AM »
Leonsis has his ring, his priorities are expanding his media company and sports betting.

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« Reply #593: November 24, 2022, 10:09:39 AM »
Leonsis has his ring, his priorities are expanding his media company and sports betting.

Unless he’s buying Fanduel, Caesars, or MGM, the ship has sailed on being big in sports betting

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« Reply #594: November 24, 2022, 10:24:14 AM »
Unless he’s buying Fanduel, Caesars, or MGM, the ship has sailed on being big in sports betting

Not on brick and mortar operations. The Lerners had plans to build a gigantic sportsbook outside of the right field corner but I haven't heard much about that lately. I assume that the new owner will pick that back up.

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« Reply #595: November 24, 2022, 10:28:54 AM »
Not on brick and mortar operations. The Lerners had plans to build a gigantic sportsbook outside of the right field corner but I haven't heard much about that lately. I assume that the new owner will pick that back up.

Is the in person martlet big enough to justify buying a team?

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« Reply #596: November 24, 2022, 10:53:50 AM »
Doesn’t he also make lots of money from allowing those betting operations to advertise during Wizards and Caps games?  They really push that on the broadcasts and DC is not the only market that occurs. I assume he would do the same with Nats broadcasts if he can gain control of MASN. 

Pricing structure for tickets and attendance would be interesting to me. For the Caps he has a built in large contingent of STH although that may change with the downslide of the team.  He has not needed to do anything for years with high demand. With the Wizards he seems to have just given up hope and is happy to accept attendance near the bottom of the league.

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« Reply #597: November 24, 2022, 11:23:53 AM »
Is the in person martlet big enough to justify buying a team?

No, that's definitely the broadcast rights that are his primary concern, but he's also lobbied hard for legalized gambling.

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Re: The Nats are...For Sale?!?
« Reply #598: November 25, 2022, 07:49:05 PM »
Yep, another perfect sport for Ted. Baseball has a totally different profile
As much as I loathe Dan Snyder, even more now than I did 10 years ago, it struck me back then that Snyder was better suited for owning the Nats, while Lerner was  better suited to own the Skins/WFT. Even today as a real life Bond villain, Snyder in many ways could become a fan's dream as an MLB owner: deep pockets with a willingness to out spend other teams for players, boredom with and hands off a draft that doesn't involve the promise of an immediate impact player, desire to make a splash at trade deadlines and offseason by acquiring top FA targets, obsessive control over broadcasting. If Snyder was the owner, I could imagine a future where Nats fans would feel about him the way Don Henley felt about their Eagles manager: "He may be Satan, but he's our Satan."

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Re: The Nats are...For Sale?!?
« Reply #599: Yesterday at 04:36:53 AM »
Dan Snyder would have musked the Nats.