Thursday, October 14, 2010

I Like the Cut of Tom Hoffarth's Jib

Sure it's a pipe dream. But fans can dream, can't they?

What would it take for Dodgers fans to take over ownership of team? (Tom Hoffarth, Daily News)

Daily News staff illustration

15 comments:

Jason said...

The must have item of this holiday season!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

What's a "jib?"

NicJ said...

I have been calling for this for a while now.

Greenbay can do it, why can't we?

NicJ said...

A jibb is a sail on a boat. I never really understood the saying.

Josh S. said...

Cut of his jib: The contour or expression of his face. This is a sailor's phrase. The cut of a jib or foresail of a ship indicates her character. Thus, a sailor says of a suspicious vessel, he "does not like the cut of her jib."

Josh S. said...

Got that from here.

MR. F said...

I thought you were just into ships and seamen.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Is the poop deck really what I think it is?

Fred's Brim said...

I am in. Put me down for 10 shares

Fred's Brim said...

My roommate from college was in the Navy and he did some time around the Middle East. His joke was that his favorite stop on his tours was the Seaman Center in Djibouti

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Jon Weisman no likey.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

The community ownership, I mean. Though I assume he would not care for FB's idea either.

Orel said...

The dream is ending Frank McCourt's reign of error.

Fred's Brim said...

My dad owns some stock in the Rochester Red Wings and he says the stock is virtually worthless. The certificates are cool and have sentimental value, but that's about it. I think you can still vote on things, but the stockholders have very little to do with what decisions get made. I think Jon is overestimating the power regular stockholders have in that kind of situation. The leadership decisions, and the decisions about leadership would probably be far from the control of the common stockholder. But I agree with him that we would be better off with a good owner than community ownership.

Should we send around the SOSG collection plate again?

Fred's Brim said...

I also worked for the Packers at the start of their glory years in the 90s. I don't know what changed, maybe the TV contract, but they seemed to be rolling in money. Because they are a non-profit, they were putting their money back into the team, mostly in the facilities that they neglected basically since the Lombardi years. They put tons of money into ringing the top of Lambeau with luxury boxes. It helped that they had strong leadership in Bob Harlan and Ron Wolf (and Mike Holmgren)