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Dallas Cowboys: Forbes most valuable sports team

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Dallas Cowboys: Forbes most valuable sports team

Postby jrd1964 » 19 Jul 2018 08:58

On Forbes' worldwide top-50 list of sports teams, the Cowboys are tops for the third year in a row.

* valuation: $4.8 billion
* revenue: $840 million
* earnings: $350 million

https://www.bizjournals.com/dallas/news ... uable.html

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Re: Dallas Cowboys: Forbes most valuable sports team

Postby tamtagon » 19 Jul 2018 09:24

I'd rather be top five with a championship in the last 3 years.... How nice for Jerry Jones that he's making so much money, capping off a generation with a couple play-off wins.

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Re: Dallas Cowboys: Forbes most valuable sports team

Postby Tivo_Kenevil » 19 Jul 2018 09:34

Jerry Jones sucks as a GM. IDK why Jason Garret still has a job. He is mediocre. But he's a Jerry "guy"

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Re: Dallas Cowboys: Forbes most valuable sports team

Postby exelone31 » 19 Jul 2018 11:39

It's unfortunate they are so good at the business side, because that just further disincentivizes them to perform better on the field.

Missed the playoffs? No big deal, we're still mega mega rich!

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Re: Dallas Cowboys: Forbes most valuable sports team

Postby DPatel304 » 19 Jul 2018 11:54

It's crazy to me that an NFL team can top a list of WORLD's most valuable sports teams. The majority of the world doesn't care about football, they care about soccer, yet somehow we have bested Manchester United and Real Madrid. That's insane.

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Re: Dallas Cowboys: Forbes most valuable sports team

Postby exelone31 » 19 Jul 2018 12:09

DPatel304 wrote:It's crazy to me that an NFL team can top a list of WORLD's most valuable sports teams. The majority of the world doesn't care about football, they care about soccer, yet somehow we have bested Manchester United and Real Madrid. That's insane.


I think that just shows how much the focus has been on the "brand" of the Dallas Cowboys. I haven't looked much into it, but I'm wondering how much television revenue plays into the valuations. While we (Americans) have access to view pretty much all the Premier League games, I've heard that television access is far more limited in the UK, which is a bit ironic. Contrast that with the NFL, which brings in a boatload with broadcast rights, I'm sure that helps a lot.

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Re: Dallas Cowboys: Forbes most valuable sports team

Postby DPatel304 » 19 Jul 2018 12:22

exelone31 wrote:I think that just shows how much the focus has been on the "brand" of the Dallas Cowboys. I haven't looked much into it, but I'm wondering how much television revenue plays into the valuations. While we (Americans) have access to view pretty much all the Premier League games, I've heard that television access is far more limited in the UK, which is a bit ironic. Contrast that with the NFL, which brings in a boatload with broadcast rights, I'm sure that helps a lot.


Oh yes, no doubt that's a big part of their valuation I'm sure.

On a slightly related note, I really feel like American sports, in general, focus more on the money-making and business side of the game, rather than the sport itself. It was pretty apparent to me when I was watching some of the world cup games recently. For instance, in Soccer, when they say the game is 90 minutes long, they mean it is 90 minutes, and the only time you will get commercials is during half-time (which is the way it should be). American sports are entirely different and there are plenty of breaks/pauses during the game, which gives plenty of time for television watchers to sit through ads, and the people watching the game live have time to grab a snack or a drink. Our sports just really feel like they are designed around the money making aspect more than international sports.

Another interesting difference is the way the fans cheer for their teams. Every soccer team feels like they have history with their respective communities and they have their own unique chants, which is something you don't see here. There are definitely die-hard sports fans here too, but it feels like the whole spectacle of watching a sports game here is designed so that people who aren't necessarily a fan of the game can still enjoy themselves (half-time shows, prizes given away during the break, shops/restaurants in the arena itself).

Anyway, I'm going off on a bit of a tangent here, but it's something I've noticed when watching sports from here versus other countries.


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