News: NRR: Kroenke gets Rams

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  1. JasonMa

    JasonMa Member+

    Mar 20, 2000
    Arvada, CO
    Club:
    Colorado Rapids
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/story/13815303/kroenke-expected-to-be-approved-as-rams-new-owner

    One interesting note:

    Now most Rapids fans would maintain he;s already abdicated any decision-making role int he team. ;)

    Lamar Hunt was the main driver, in the NASL days, of making sure the cross-ownership rules of the NFL didn't apply to soccer teams so I assume the Rapids will not be one of the teams he cedes control of.
     
  2. Malaga CF fan

    Malaga CF fan Member

    Apr 19, 2000
    Fairfax, VA
    Club:
    Colorado Rapids
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    If inheritance were a metaphor for Kroenke's ownership of the Rapids, Stan's got an illegitimate son out there somewhere ready to take on the mantle of ownership right now.
     
  3. SteveD22

    SteveD22 New Member

    Jul 16, 2009
    CO
    Club:
    Colorado Rapids
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    yeah, Guess all the teams he owns are getting the rapids treatment these days:

    Trying to justify Stan Kroenke's ownership bid of the Rams with the empty GM spot in Denver isn't easy for some. David Griffin, a well-regarded former Phoenix Suns executive who is currently unemployed, has resisted Denver's efforts to hire him as the guy who must clean up this mess with Carmelo Anthony. So what's the hang-up? Money. Griffin and the Nuggets have been unable to reach an agreement on his compensation, according to two league sources. Say what? You mean to tell me that Kroenke is ready, willing and able to convert his 40 percent stake into 100 percent ownership of the St. Louis Rams, which are valued at $750 million? But, at the same time, the Nuggets are unable to offer Griffin a salary competitive enough to lure him off his sofa?
    The Denver Post

    Interesting info from co-worker:
    The NFL also forbids its majority owners from owning any sports teams (except for soccer teams and Arena Football League teams) in other NFL cities, and prohibits owners from investing in casinos or being otherwise involved in gambling operations.

    Could htis be light at end of tunnel?
     
  4. GoRapids

    GoRapids Member

    Sep 1, 1999
    Boulder CO
    Nope. He's giving the Avs and Nuggets to his son to circumvent the rule.
     
  5. pdid10

    pdid10 Member

    Aug 8, 2008
    Boulder
    Club:
    Colorado Rapids
    Sweet, can't wait for the Ram corner.
     
  6. JasonMa

    JasonMa Member+

    Mar 20, 2000
    Arvada, CO
    Club:
    Colorado Rapids
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    How so? Soccer teams are specifically exempted from the rule, so he doesn't need to change anything with the Rapids.
     
  7. Rapids Rowdy

    Rapids Rowdy New Member

    Sep 29, 2009
    Club:
    Colorado Rapids
    The way I read the comment was that he's still able to hold onto the Rapids legally, or within guidelines.

    However, I don't think this means he's going to start giving extra love to the Rapids. If anything I think it makes it more appealing for him to sell off the Rapids. The only reason he might not is b/c of the Arsenal affiliation. Not that I think Arsenal, or Kroenke, value the Rapids itself as a club, but b/c it's more of a complete soccer portfolio.

    I don't know. I guess in the end I don't think this changes anything. Stan will probably be even more ambivalent about the Rapids' plights now that he has a new shiny toy.
     
  8. Bonji

    Bonji Moderator

    Feb 4, 2003
    Denver, Colorado
    Club:
    Colorado Rapids
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    This is a non-event for the Rapids. KSE boss Paul Andrews will still be calling the shots.
     
  9. Oister

    Oister Member

    Aug 1, 2009
    Mile High
    Club:
    Colorado Rapids
    Nat'l Team:
    Guatemala
    Kroenke is a freemason. This is the begining of the New world order, glad I funded the takeover.
     
  10. Bonji

    Bonji Moderator

    Feb 4, 2003
    Denver, Colorado
    Club:
    Colorado Rapids
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    CBS reports and confirms that Josh Kroenke isn't getting control over the Rapids and Mammoth. Not that it makes a difference. KSE calls the shots.
     
  11. miguel

    miguel Member

    Nov 26, 1998
    Speaking about Stan's 29 % ownership in Arsenal, I recently read a brief article in the sports section of our local San Deigo fish wrapper that indicated that the current management of Arsenal had come up with a plan to sell shares of the team to their regular season ticket holders in an attempt to keep the team from falling into the hands of the Americans. Xenophobia, or maybe someone has seen what Kronke has done to his own professional team in the USA. Quien sabe?
     
  12. TheDoc

    TheDoc Member

    Aug 17, 2007
    Tucson, AZ
    Club:
    Colorado Rapids
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Or what Americans did to Liverpool, currently doing to United, and soon to be doing to Villa.
     
  13. ElJefe

    ElJefe Moderator
    Staff Member

    Feb 16, 1999
    Colorful Colorado
    Club:
    FC Dallas
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Do tell. Or is this just a "guilt by nationality" situation?
     
  14. Brian71

    Brian71 Member

    Sep 2, 2006
    Denver
    Club:
    Sporting Kansas City
    I think it's an attempt to keep Arsenal's ownership structure the way it is, and thereby preventing a takeover by one person. I don't think it's necessarily to keep the Americans out. The board has been trying to keep a guy named Ushmanov, who also has a pretty big stake in Arsenal, at bay.
     

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