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REAR ENTRIES: Selling United

February 11, 2011 at 01:53pm by Scott   •  2 Comments »

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Sorry for the late start today, but there isn’t shit-all happening with regard to the Bucs and if you’ve heard any opinion piece about the NFL labor issues, you’ve heard mine. “They really need to come together and work this out!” Really, asshole? Ya think? So, yeah. I found a couple small things that I’ll post below, but this entry really exists for clicky purposes only. I’m working on the wide receiver entry of the roster rundown and that will probably be ready on Monday. Okay, let’s get on with the charade.

GLAZERS TO SELL UNITED?: This isn’t a rumor mill site, it’s actually ESPN (small distinction) and they’re saying that the Glazers are only haggling over the details to sell Manchester United to Emir of Qatar Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani

The Daily Express claims that the Glazers had been holding out for an offer of closer to £2 billion, but have accepted the £1.6 billion bid, up from an initial £1.5 billion, with a “well-placed” source quoted as saying: “The deal is pretty much done and they are only haggling over details”.

That’s $2.56-billion in real money. And while it certainly seems like good news to have the Glazers completely focused on the Bucs after the deal goes down, keep in mind the many, many times the Glazer family professed their dedication to the United and their promises that they weren’t going to sell. As I said last year, my very, very brief time with Bryan Glazer left me with the impression that he was completely serious about the Bucs and in it for the long haul. But if they can change their minds about a team like Manchester United, I don’t think the Bucs are totally off-limits.

Doesn’t this seem like it should be a bigger story locally?

BRAD JOHNSON IS A CHAMP: Or, you know, was. ESPN did a bunch of two-minute videos for all the Super Bowl winning quarterbacks and here is Brad Johnson‘s. It just a fun little piece, but Brad is mistaken about one thing. The third-and-nine play he’s talking about where he rushed for ten yards was actually third-and-two. Here’s the Gamebook; the play is during the Bucs’ first drive of the second half. How many times in his career did Brad rush for any yardage at all? Five times, maybe? I think I’d remember if he converted a third-and-nine with his feet.

2 Comments to “REAR ENTRIES: Selling United”


Sander (February 11, 2011 at 04:44pm:

It’s ESPN basing it on……a tabloid. No respectable English paper or news agency or whatnot has picked up that story. And for good reason: The Daily Express is terrible.

Matt Price

Matt Price (February 11, 2011 at 06:15pm:

Scott, if they are selling, maybe you could take up a collection and Bucstats could buy the team? Just a thought…. ;-)

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