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Old 09-16-2007, 01:53 AM   #1
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Default ok, the Dallas Cowboys are worth more than any team in all of sports

and that includes Manchester United...



Cowboys Most Valuable Teams In Sports
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DallasCowboys.com Columnist
September 13, 2007 7:37 PM

That's according to Forbes, the national publication which annually ranks the current value of the 32 NFL franchises. But as Forbes points out, this ranking is not just No. 1 in the NFL, but in all of the sports world.

Forbes has put a $1.5 billion current value on the Cowboys, $330,000 more than the Washington Redskins ($1.467 billion), who had been the reigning champs for the past seven years.

The Cowboys' value increased 28 percent since last year, and likely some of that jump must be attributed to the new $1 billion stadium rising out of the ground in Arlington, Texas.

But according to a very proud Cowboys owner Jerry Jones, he credits the franchise's rating to one thing.

"This evaluation is a credit to all Dallas Cowboys fans," Jones said in a statement here on Thursday. "They are the owners of this team."

Just behind the Redskins, whose value only increased 3 percent from last year, are the New England Patriots ($1.199 billion). Rounding out the Top 5 are Houston ($1.056 billion) and the Philadelphia Eagles ($1.052 billion). New stadiums already in use are the commonality among the other four teams in the Top 5.

The Cowboys are the only club in the Top 5 not already playing in a new stadium, although theirs is scheduled to open for the 2009 season.

"Our organization's incentive has always been to have our franchise recognized as being the best, both on and off the field," said Jones of having his club recognized as the most valuable sports franchise in the world. "This is recognition of the fans and the many constituencies who have helped build the Dallas Cowboys, and are now helping to create the greatest sporting venue in the world."

The value of the New York Giants and New York Jets, ranked eighth and 10th, respectively, will likely increase dramatically next year since they recently began breaking ground on their new joint stadium to replace aging Giants Stadium they now share. Also ranked in the top 10 are Denver (sixth), Chicago (seventh) and Cleveland (ninth).
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Old 09-16-2007, 01:59 AM   #2
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Default Re: ok, the Dallas Cowboys are worth more than any team in all of sports

To be fair, a lot of that comes from the new stadium. Something Man Utd hasn't built in like 70 years (although they had renovations here and there)

That's the reason that the Texans are also in the top 5.
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Default Re: ok, the Dallas Cowboys are worth more than any team in all of sports

What is the net worth of Man. Utd? It doesnt say in the forbes article.

B/c I am positive that glazer just bought united for 1.8 billion dollars which is more than the cowboys.

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To be fair, a lot of that comes from the new stadium. Something Man Utd hasn't built in like 70 years (although they had renovations here and there)

That's the reason that the Texans are also in the top 5.
yeah it says that thier value went up 28% due to the new stadium
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What is the net worth of Man. Utd? It doesnt say in the forbes article.

B/c I am positive that glazer just bought united for 1.8 billion dollars which is more than the cowboys.
idk?

last I saw before this they were around 1.2 and the Cowboys were 1.1 (billion)

I am sure that they are very close to 1.5 though

Man Utd needs to build a new stadium I guess

why haven't they?...Is there some kind of history to that place that they can't let go of?
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o wait this is current value not overall net worth...then nevermind. The cowboys are way up their in current value then cus of the stadium. I just checked man utd.'s and its only in the millions.
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Default Re: ok, the Dallas Cowboys are worth more than any team in all of sports

last check, manchester united was worth around 1.4 billion $
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idk?

last I saw before this they were around 1.2 and the Cowboys were 1.1 (billion)

I am sure that they are very close to 1.5 though

Man Utd needs to build a new stadium I guess

why haven't they?...Is there some kind of history to that place that they can't let go of?

Because Old Trafford[ManU's Stadium] has been around since 1910 and for all but 8 years, ManU has played there. It's like saying Cubs should build a new stadium and get out of Wrigley Field, or the Packers building a stadium and getting out of Lambeau Field. Even then, Packers have been at Lambeau since 1957 and Cubs at Wrigley 7 years after ManU in Old Trafford.
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I wonder if all the drug trafficking the Cowboy players haven done through the 90's is included in that figure.
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Because Old Trafford[ManU's Stadium] has been around since 1910 and for all but 8 years, ManU has played there. It's like saying Cubs should build a new stadium and get out of Wrigley Field, or the Packers building a stadium and getting out of Lambeau Field. Even then, Packers have been at Lambeau since 1957 and Cubs at Wrigley 7 years after ManU in Old Trafford.
gottcha...thanks for the info

they could in theory renovate it to hell though couldn't they?

like pretty much build a new state of the art stadium around the same feild...?
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