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tony hipchest
04-20-2006, 04:45 PM
last night for fan appreciation day for the mavericks, cuban, teamed along with american airlines, gave away free airline tickets to everyone in attendance. granted there were only 4 destinations (the furthest being st louis). but this was on the heels of the nets, i think, who covered the $1.25 turnpike fee for everyone in attendance there. alan iverson and c. webber didnt even bother showing up in time for the 6ers fan appreciation day. dallas hasnt won a champion yet under cuban but he fields a good, competitive team year after year, and treats the players and fans right. afterall hes a fan himself.

83-Steelers-43
04-20-2006, 04:59 PM
lol, yeah I saw that this morning on Sports Center.

Just one of many reasons why this guy should own this team.

SteelCityMan786
04-20-2006, 05:08 PM
Yes Cuban should own this team. McClatchy has been lieing to us.

Koopa
04-20-2006, 05:12 PM
well actually the turnpike was only paid for the ppl coming off a certian place, i dont' know much about the turnpike but the guys on pti didn't seem to impressed with that

RoethlisBURGHer
04-20-2006, 06:44 PM
If Cuban bought the Pirates,they would contend within if not before 3 years of owning the team.That beautiful ballpark that was just built would actually have butts in the seats.

CantStop85
04-20-2006, 07:47 PM
NO...Mark Cuban is and will always be the Dallas Mavericks owner...I love the mavs (although I wouldn't mind him owning the Bengals too). Mark Cuban is probably the best owner in pro sports in my opinion. He's young, passionate, and very in touch with the players/fans.

Koopa
04-20-2006, 07:51 PM
what's stopping him from owning two teams??? mavs season is always done in may, and that's when baseball is really starting to pick up

tony hipchest
04-20-2006, 07:57 PM
NO...Mark Cuban is and will always be the Dallas Mavericks owner...I love the mavs (although I wouldn't mind him owning the Bengals too). Mark Cuban is probably the best owner in pro sports in my opinion. He's young, passionate, and very in touch with the players/fans. he wanted to buy the pirates last summer. even attended a game. the pirates owners wouldnt sell, and the city of pittsburgh and thousands of displaced fans come out the losers in the failed deal.

mymaveric
04-21-2006, 08:57 AM
NO...Mark Cuban is and will always be the Dallas Mavericks owner...I love the mavs (although I wouldn't mind him owning the Bengals too). Mark Cuban is probably the best owner in pro sports in my opinion. He's young, passionate, and very in touch with the players/fans.


That he is. If even a handful of owners in each sport were more like him it'd be great for fans everywhere. :cool:

Ward86MVP
04-21-2006, 02:00 PM
This is just a prediction, but I look for Mark Cuban to stay active in seeking to buy the Pirates. I think he is interested in broadening his horizons beyond the Mavs. He has a natural competitive instinct and he would definitely be up to the challenge of resurrecting the Bucs into a consistent winner. This team, with a small to moderate increase in payroll could really contend for the NL Central, with its young pitching staff. We need some real bats and good clubhouse guys. While I admire Kevin McClatchy for keeping the team in Pittsburgh, PNC Park certainly sweetened the deal, and the front office and offseason acquisitions are major question marks.

Mosca
04-21-2006, 02:23 PM
The team has to BELIEVE it can win, and WANT TO WIN, as part of a business strategy for turning a profit. Right now the business strategy is how to turn a profit (or break even, or serve as a tax deduction) regardless of winning.

There is no doubt in my mind that the reason this team doesn't win is that it doesn't want to. Winning means more investment, more investment means more risk. Why put out a big payroll and risk finishing 78-84, like the Mets sometimes do, when you can have one of the lowest payrolls in the league and finish 70-92?

Cuban is the kind of guy who loves that risk. McClatchy isn't. Cuban would gladly lay out the long money for a shot at the ring and the profit generated by a lucrative post-season run. McClatchy is content eking out a modest return on investment. Both are good financial strategies, but only one is fun to watch.


Tom

83-Steelers-43
04-25-2006, 08:30 AM
Good Ron Cook article on Cuban buying the Pirates: http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/06115/684866-63.stm

Ron Cook article on Cuban eyeing the Penguins: http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/06115/684866-63.stm

SteelerDan43
04-25-2006, 09:20 AM
I read some stuff on a couple other forums that this dialogue with Cuban was going on, its good to see it finally come out in a well presented article. Why MLB hasnt put pressure on McClatchy/Nutting to sell ala the Tampa Bay situation I have no clue.