More proof Ralph is cheap
Posted 01 August 2012 - 01:58 PM
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Long Live Ralph
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Posted 01 August 2012 - 06:19 PM
I'd rather have 7 home games, then none, or all in LA.
Posted 01 August 2012 - 06:32 PM
Edited by dwight in philly, 01 August 2012 - 06:32 PM.
Posted 01 August 2012 - 06:55 PM
Wasn't the original plan in the late 1960s to build a domed stadium downtown? So much graft and corruption ensued that the plan was dumped. That is how the stadium ended up in Orchard Park.
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Edited by nucci, 01 August 2012 - 07:32 PM.
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Posted 01 August 2012 - 08:14 PM
Yes, you're right, the other 31 owners are oozing with jealousy over Ralph's situation in Buffalo. And why not, when Ralph enjoys:
1) vast revenues from Buffalo's huge season ticket base (as compared to the other teams)
2) mega-revenues from Buffalo's vast, high-rate corporate and club suite base
3) the exorbitant ticket prices Buffalo commands vs. other NFL markets
4) the generous advertising revenue available from the media "hub" that is Buffalo
5) Buffalo's exceptional media exposure vs. other NFL markets
6) Buffalo's sparkling new stadium replete with all the bells and whistles
It appears that you resent Ralph, but face it: the reason Buffalo has a disappointing team is the same reason Buffalo even HAS a team - Ralph Wilson. Ralph is certainly an enigma and like many of us, is a complicated fellow who's management record is mixed. Sure he knows how to turn a buck (welcome to capitalism!), but if he's all about money he'd be offering a team to LA, or asking for gold-plated stadium renovations, and/or we'd be tailgating on Sundays at "Weber's Mustard Stadium" instead of the Ralph. Bottom line, I think you oversimplify his motives and don't give credit where it's due to an old-school businessman who despite his self-interested ways, gets the concept of what this team means to Buffalo. If you think Ralph is heartless, just consider what the next owner might be like.
Posted 01 August 2012 - 08:16 PM
The county actually had to pay for land and signficant costs for teh Lancaster stadium project that crashed and burned
you can bete someone made money on that deal