Skip to comments.We should buy The LA Clippers! Lets pool our resources to buy out Donald Sterling before Oprah does!
Posted on 04/30/2014 5:01:04 PM PDT by dennisw
To heck with Oprah, Larry Ellison, Magics Johnsons, David Geffen and the others. We freepers can do a better job. TV just said the Bunny Ranch owner is putting in a bid. If he can then so can Free Republic. Lets get in on the action before AlGore and Rush Limbaugh put in their bids!
And best of all we would not run the team like a plantation!
Oprah is not going to buy the Clippers. By the way, how would engaging in a business transaction, and giving a billion dollars to Sterling, “show him?”
I’m in for $100.
Just boycott all pro teams. No watching the games, buying tickets or merchandise.
It won’t be long before the economy kills their profit margins anyways. The middle class can’t afford pro team stuff much longer.
I'd rather buy a NHL team.
So, the “bad” (white) racist is going to be forceably bought out by the “good” (black) racist.
Ah, Amerika, Amerika
If we can all scrape up $100, we can probably buy controlling interest in a WNBA team in a minor market.
I'd never heard of the Clippers B4 today. Lakers? yep.
Prima donnas like LaBron.
I;m in. I want a majority white team.
Its only going to cost us a few hundred million dollars.
Im in for $100.
Forbes valued the team at 575 million a few months ago. If there's enough racial mau-mauing of Donald Sterling the buyers might get it at a bargain price. Due to Clippers being a tarnished property that only Black owners or co-owners can fix up....this will be the narrative
Yes, I am still a member of the Whalers fan club.
We could have an all white team..... Or how about an all Mexican team? Would that be racist? LA is becoming Little Mexico so I see the fan potential! We could get rich!!
We could end Freepathons!
wow, takes me back. I remember when the New England Whalers were in the World Hockey Association.
Which will cost $10 less than one in a major market
Clippers sounds gay. If i was the owner, I’ll call it the Fightin’ Whities.
Two teams have sold for high valuations since that, so $575 million is way to low now.
It would show him that if you are the right color racist you can do whatever you want!
The NBA would never allow a Conservative group to buy one of their teams..just like the NFL didnt allow Rush Limbaugh to buy a team
NYC has one too many teams...
There should be no NHL Teams below the Mason-Dixon Line.
Thanks Helicopter Ben!!! (Bernanke)
Last time I checked they strongly suggested he sell it. He may want to anyway. That doesn’t mean he won’t get top dollar. Two moderate franchises just went for really high prices.
Please note: I didn’t say he wouldn’t get a lot for it. I said that the sale would be below market value, by definition. By that, I meant that Sterling was not a willing seller. He never gave any indication of being interested in a sale before this scandal broke, and was consequently ordered to divest himself of the franchise. That may change, and he might become a willing seller — in which case the sale is no longer forced (again, by definition).
This isn’t about free speech, so much as it is about property rights.
You need to read more closely. Sterling hasn’t been forced to sell anything. The commissioner said he was going to suggest Sterling sell the team. Silver did not say he was going to be forced to sell the team. So your contention is inaccurate.
At what point does “strongly suggested” become “ordered”. Perhaps I made too many assumptions there. It will be interesting to see how this plays out. There are a lot of very rich franchise owners — they won’t like actions that could turn around and bite them.
I was composing #31, while you were composing #30.
The middle class aren’t attending games very much these days.
Most of the pro attendance is business expense accounts and politicians with “comp” tickets.
Is that downpayment on your first ticket??
We'll see. Doesn'tr Sterling have the right to appeal this whole decision? Maybe his lifetime will be banned?
I see your 100 and raise you 500.
I suggest we stay out of the big 4 pro sports, baseball, basketball, hockey and football, and instead buy a racehorse at a yearling sale and name him Jimrobinson.
Yeah, you’re right, and that probably squelches my idea on post #37 about the FR thoroughbred. We would inevitably have to deal with comments by the loathsome Bob Costas at Kentucky Derby time.
I tried to pool FReepers together to buy Smith & Wesson years ago. Only $38 million then. Only 380 of us in for $100,000 each.
A big no go.
That same 380 would have to pony up $2 million each for this hot load.
> The middle class arent attending games very much these days.
Most of the pro attendance is business expense accounts and politicians with comp tickets.
Hell who can afford the tickets except rich liberals and presidential, elitest types....: )
Nothing motivates a politician to vote for a new arena / ballpark subsidy like the computer-generated view of the field from his “comp” tickets.
I’ve been doing that for all sports pretty much since the mid 80s.
The best way is to cut out cable TV especially any sports packages. This is the main way they get money out of you and me.
Surely you're joking!
What should any sane person want to do that?
Oprah and the National ******ball Association/league/franchises deserve each other!
The baseball strike did it for me. I grew up in the 3rd world and these jerks are complaining about being mistreated for millions of dollars a year? please.
I suspect Sterling had been targeted by blacks to extort his ball club, and his policy was then to not entertain any blacks to avoid the risk.
Their 24 hr frenzy to deny him his right to free speech and then to try and steal his possessions appears rigged, IMHO.
As Odumbo says, "that's not America; that's not the face of America!
No more than 16% black players. s racist. Oriental and Australian Bushmen must also be represented!!
Better hurry it up before one Henry Samueli—the co-founder of Broadcom and the owner of the Anaheim Ducks—does it first.
Even if I had the cash there is no way on Gods green earth I would buy a sports team unless its a NHL team.
Baseball, Basketball and Football teams are full of steroid fill creeps and criminals who act like tough guys but whine and complain about the water temp in the whirlpool or stuff like that.
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