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Jaguars being sold to Pakistani-born businessman Shahid Khan
Florida Times-Union ^ | November 29, 2011 | Tania Ganguli

Posted on 11/29/2011 9:49:07 AM PST by ConservativeStatement

For the first time ever, the Jaguars will have a new owner.

One day before the 18-year anniversary of the Jaguars being named an expansion franchise, the team told its employees Wayne Weaver sold the organization to Shahid Khan, a Pakistani-born businessman who tried to buy the St. Louis Rams last season.

(Excerpt) Read more at jacksonville.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Sports
KEYWORDS: football; jacksonville; jaguars; nfl

1 posted on 11/29/2011 9:49:18 AM PST by ConservativeStatement
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To: ConservativeStatement

Coming soon, the Los Angeles Jaguars? (Or the Los Angeles Mujahadeen?)

}:-)4


2 posted on 11/29/2011 9:54:11 AM PST by Moose4 ("Oderint dum metuant" -- "Let them hate, as long as they fear." (Lucius Accius, c. 130 BC))
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To: Moose4
The unofficial theme song is Led Zeppelin's “Kashmir.”
3 posted on 11/29/2011 9:57:47 AM PST by ConservativeStatement (Obama "acted stupidly.")
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To: Moose4

When the Rams move to LA the Jags can move to St. Louis.This guy tried to buy the rams and was pushed out by Kronke. He is from springfield Il.


4 posted on 11/29/2011 9:58:20 AM PST by Currentriverrat (People are calling our President the Fresh Prince of Bill Ayers, that's not allowed is it?)
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To: ConservativeStatement

it really is bizarre to understand this but how does one support and watch a club, sorry franchise when a team can be bought and moved to another part of the country?

Will this guy move the Jags does anyone think?


5 posted on 11/29/2011 10:04:12 AM PST by manc (Marriage is between one man and one woman.Trolls get a life, I HATE OUR BIAS LIBERAL MEDIA.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Further evidence that FOREIGN AID WORKS!


6 posted on 11/29/2011 10:04:35 AM PST by arrdon (Never underestimate the stupidity of the American voter.)
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To: manc

One account earlier said there are no plans to move the franchise but that is likely expected talk at this stage.


7 posted on 11/29/2011 10:07:22 AM PST by ConservativeStatement (Obama "acted stupidly.")
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To: Moose4

What is the Jag’s lease commitment to Jacksonville? I bet he can move it anytime.


8 posted on 11/29/2011 10:08:28 AM PST by ncfool (The new USSA - United Socialist States of AmeriKa. Welcome to Obummers world or Obamaville USSA.)
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To: manc

Handshake deal, according to Weaver.

70 to 80 mill to break the lease with the city.


9 posted on 11/29/2011 10:08:30 AM PST by OnlyTurkeysHaveLeftWings
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To: ConservativeStatement

wow, if they move then JAX will lose a lot of money but I suspect that this guy will do what Glazer of Tampa did.

Hold Duval county or Jacksonville to ransom and say he will move them unless he gets this and that.

I’ll have to tune into the local news for a change later tonight and see what they say.

Halal meat on the menu soon then, EEK


10 posted on 11/29/2011 10:11:09 AM PST by manc (Marriage is between one man and one woman.Trolls get a life, I HATE OUR BIAS LIBERAL MEDIA.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

11 posted on 11/29/2011 10:11:18 AM PST by billthecat (Ack! Ack!)
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To: ConservativeStatement

they have also given the axe to Jack Del Rio. Only surprise here is that he lasted this long. He must have had naked pictures of Wayne Weaver or something.


12 posted on 11/29/2011 10:12:13 AM PST by Old Teufel Hunden
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To: Currentriverrat

In Germany there is a law stating that their local soccer club not franchise has to be owned by at least 515 of the fans therefore stopping those vultures coming in and moving the club or taking the clubs profit.


13 posted on 11/29/2011 10:13:26 AM PST by manc (Marriage is between one man and one woman.Trolls get a life, I HATE OUR BIAS LIBERAL MEDIA.)
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To: Currentriverrat

EDIT

In Germany there is a law stating that their local soccer club not franchise has to be owned by at least 51% of the fans therefore stopping those vultures coming in and moving the club or taking the clubs profit.


14 posted on 11/29/2011 10:14:11 AM PST by manc (Marriage is between one man and one woman.Trolls get a life, I HATE OUR BIAS LIBERAL MEDIA.)
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To: manc

Who cares? They suck and the players are a bunch of criminal scumbags. Not that any other NFL team is any better, but the local gangbangers don’t need any reinforcements.


15 posted on 11/29/2011 10:16:27 AM PST by Mountain Troll (My investment plan - Canned food and shotguns)
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To: ConservativeStatement
Kronke will move the Rams to LA...the lease renegotiation with St. Louis happens at the end of this season.

Then, Khan will move the Jags to St. Louis...hopefully.

Kronke sux.

16 posted on 11/29/2011 10:17:08 AM PST by demsux (Obama: THE job destroyer)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Next up.....in addition to instant replay of questionable calls, a new twist of sharia-replay! Will they still be able to play with the old pig skin?


17 posted on 11/29/2011 10:19:34 AM PST by jettester (I got paid to break 'em - not fly 'em)
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To: Currentriverrat

“When the Rams move to LA the Jags can move to St. Louis.”

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Drivel.

There is now way Kroenke is moving the Rams to LaLa. Despite the miserable state of the franchise’s performance, he is getting strong support in St. Louis, and enjoys clean and consistent profitability.


18 posted on 11/29/2011 10:19:58 AM PST by EyeGuy (2012: When the Levee Breaks)
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To: ConservativeStatement

I wonder if Khan has any friends who are terrorists? Rush Limbaugh was not allowed to buy into the Rams, but a Muslim from Pakistan can buy the Jaguars. Go figure.


19 posted on 11/29/2011 10:23:43 AM PST by forgotten man (forgotten man)
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To: demsux

I heard the Mayflower truck was already backed up at the loading dock waiting the season to end so they could bolt town......


20 posted on 11/29/2011 10:24:59 AM PST by ncfool (The new USSA - United Socialist States of AmeriKa. Welcome to Obummers world or Obamaville USSA.)
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To: forgotten man

always the threat of “THE BOMB” or was that the dropped pass?


21 posted on 11/29/2011 10:26:17 AM PST by ncfool (The new USSA - United Socialist States of AmeriKa. Welcome to Obummers world or Obamaville USSA.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

I never really cared to much for Jaguars, too much flashy chrome......


22 posted on 11/29/2011 10:27:20 AM PST by Hot Tabasco (ue)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Does this mean that their cheerleaders are going to be wearing burkas?


23 posted on 11/29/2011 10:31:20 AM PST by fella ("As it was before Noah, so shall it be again.")
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To: forgotten man

I wonder if Khan has any friends who are terrorists? Rush Limbaugh was not allowed to buy into the Rams, but a Muslim from Pakistan can buy the Jaguars. Go figure.

...Khan was born in Pakistan. Haven’t heard, or read that he is Muslim, or that he has friends who are terrorists.

Love the kneejerk reactions. Chances are he’s getting slammed on Dem boards as being a greedy American capitalist.
I, as a Jax resident and Jags fan applaud the potential sale.
Weaver put many other Weaver’s in executive positions with this struggling team. What are the odds of having NFL level executive talent running throughout your entire family?


24 posted on 11/29/2011 10:51:08 AM PST by JaxLaxDad
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To: JaxLaxDad; forgotten man

I think f m was referencing the double standard as it applied to Rush’s bid.

As far as I can tell, Khan is a solid American; he came VERY close to purchasing the ST. LOUIS Rams and came across as a bedrock, successful midwestern businessman.

However, if the Right played as dirty as the arrogantly racist Left, Khan’s bid could have been easily trashed as well.


25 posted on 11/29/2011 10:58:41 AM PST by EyeGuy (2012: When the Levee Breaks)
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To: jettester
Next up.....in addition to instant replay of questionable calls, a new twist of sharia-replay! Will they still be able to play with the old pig skin?

Alligator is so much softer and there are plenty in Florida.


26 posted on 11/29/2011 11:19:04 AM PST by USS Alaska (Nuke The Terrorist Savages)
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To: ConservativeStatement

I can’t wait to see the new cheerleaders’ uniforms. I bet the hijab with a Jaguar on it will be so cool. s/


27 posted on 11/29/2011 11:24:54 AM PST by manic4organic (We won. Get over it.)
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To: manc

manc,
you live in the northeast part of Florida which means you probably are a Jag fan.
Problem for the Jags is they have about the smallest viewership area in the sport.
That adds up to less money making it more dificult to turn a profit and buy good talent.
Move the team to L.A. where a new stadium is being planned and you turn a profit and have about the largest viewing market.
Sorry.


28 posted on 11/29/2011 11:40:28 AM PST by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) obammy is just a quota boy No RINO's)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Will all players now have to don a “flak jacket”?


29 posted on 11/29/2011 1:02:16 PM PST by hattend (If I wanted you dead, you'd be dead. - Cameron Connor)
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To: Joe Boucher

no arguments from me pal


30 posted on 11/29/2011 1:58:43 PM PST by manc (Marriage is between one man and one woman.Trolls get a life, I HATE OUR BIAS LIBERAL MEDIA.)
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To: manc

As I understand it, NFL rules prohibit share companies from acquiring a franchise. GB is grandfathered in. Only small partnerships, or preferrably, individual owners.

BTW, when I read the headline, I didn’t know if the Pakistani businessman was buying felines, or autos or an auto company. BUZZZZZ. None of the above.


31 posted on 11/29/2011 2:05:51 PM PST by Lonesome in Massachussets (Ceterum autem censeo, Obama delenda est.)
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets

LOL.
might as well watch your feline play than watching the Jags, it be more exciting.

Thanks for the info


32 posted on 11/29/2011 6:32:02 PM PST by manc (Marriage is between one man and one woman.Trolls get a life, I HATE OUR BIAS LIBERAL MEDIA.)
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