Skip to comments.Why doesn't the NBA and Major League Baseball have strict standards about who can own teams?
Posted on 10/16/2009 9:21:10 AM PDT by ETL
Mark Cuban (born July 31, 1958) is an American billionaire entrepreneur. He is the owner of the Dallas Mavericks, an NBA basketball team,
Mark Cuban Backed De Palma's 'Redacted' to Promote New Movie Distribution Business
By Lynn Davidson, September 4, 2007
Why does a small-budget movie like Brian De Palma's Redacted matter? Because of the ripple effects. The media have reported the film as "a ferocious argument against the engagement in Iraq for what it is doing to everyone involved. Meaning the media are taking these deeply anti-war, anti-military storylines as De Palma intended, as a serious discussion of the day-to-day realities of Iraq.
Obviously, Cuban and De Palma had the right to put out this movie, but bloggers have the right to expose the movie as a hit job masquerading as what De Palma called the reality of what is happening in Iraq-meaning a bigoted US military habitually raping and killing civilians. Redacted was designed to outrage people and that outrage is something those soldiers' enemies will exploit. ..."
Ted Turner Wants To Buy Back Atlanta Braves
November 11, 2008
ATLANTA -- Ted Turner said Tuesday he wants to buy back the Atlanta Braves.
Maybe he was just kidding, but it is Ted Turner and he just might be serious.
"I'm trying to earn enough money in my restaurants and with the books to buy the Braves back," he told Robin Roberts on Good Morning America.
Turner bought the Braves in 1976 and owned the team during its run of 14 consecutive division championships from 1991 to 2005 and its 1995 World Series win.
Ted Turner, founder of the "Communist News Network" (aka CNN), married to "Hanoi Jane" for ten years (1991-2001)
From 1972: "I am not a do-gooder, I am a revolutionary. A revolutionary woman."
By Ken Shepherd
Ted Turner's picture really should appear in the dictionary for the entry "useful idiot."
The CNN founder -- who has previously called North Korea's dictator Kim Jong-il "sincere" and "non-threatening" -- today told NPR's Diane Rehm that the Chinese government's one-child policy has been mostly successful, without being "draconian" (as reported by TheRightScoop):
This is a quote from Ted that goes virtually unchallenged from Diane:
We do have the example of China, and theyve done it without, uh, draconian, as far as I can see, draconian steps.
For the full blog item, check here.
A Russian Mafia chieftain is more allowable than an American
The answer is obvious. Rush isn’t interested in buying one of them.
“...we gonna make them pay, but buy my record first..”
in 1987 Isiah Thomas said the only reason Larry Bird was highly popular because he was white and had Bird been black he “would’ve been just another player”...
since then he has been head coach of the detrot pistons and HC as well as HC and president of the NY Knicks...this racist was recently hired to run the basketball program at Flroida International....
I am a native New Yorker and a die hard Knicks fan. The day they finally gave Isiah the boot, I celebrated the whole day. He should also be in jail for what he did to that woman, but hey, I guess that’s what you can do when you have the liberals on your side.
I wish someone else in the media would recall and compare the two situations -- I remember this from a small blurb in Sports Illustrated.
If the Dodgers ever get sold due to the owners divorce I would like Limbaugh to own the team compared to George Soros.
Why doesn’t the NBA and Major League Baseball have strict standards about who can own teams?
Because their racism is only surpassed by their hypocrisy...
Oh, should have added to you in that post, in the story from Sports Illustrated, they said Thomas called Larry Bird, ostensibly to apologize, Bird told him it was his mother who was really upset and then handed her the phone — apparently Mother Bird gave Thomas a good piece of her mind.
They do, basically the same rules as the NFL, the rest of the owners vote on whether to accept them. Cuban recently got rejected to be an owner of the Cubs.
Thanks. I didn't know that. On what basis was he rejected?
actually MLB owners have told Mark Cuban on several occasions that he is not welcome (ongoing sick fantasy in Pittsburgh is that he will one day buy the Pirates and start outbidding the Yankees for talent)
Again, on what basis are they rejecting him? Is it because of his far left politics?