SBD/Issue 48/Sports Industrialists

Bud Adams Mentioned On Late-Night Shows For Flipping The Bird

Titans Owner BUD ADAMS continues to make headlines for his middle-finger salute during last Sunday's game against the Bills, this time on the late-night circuit. Last night's Top Ten list on CBS' "Late Show" was "Top Ten Signs Your NFL Team Owner Is Nuts." CBS' DAVID LETTERMAN: "The guy who owns the Tennessee Titans football team, 86-year-old Bud Adams, was fined $250,000 by the NFL for making an obscene gesture at Buffalo Bills fans during Sunday's game in Nashville. ... And that's what he does when his team wins" ("Late Show," CBS, 11/17).

10) "Married to a tackling dummy."
9) "Team plays in North Carolina, builds new stadium in North Dakota."
8) "Only reason he hired head coach was because he had his own whistle."
7) "Encourages vendors to sell beer to players during game."
6) "Asked owner of Detroit Lions for tips on building a winner."
5) "He just tested positive for steroids -- can you believe that?"
4) "Pregame pep talk -- asks team to lose by more than seven-and-a-half."
3) "Thinks 'Things More Fun Than Reading the SARAH PALIN Memoir' isn’t funny."
2) "His motto: 'If we want to win as a team, we need to shower as a team.'"
1) "Gives players the weekend off."

SOMETHING DOESN'T MAKE SENSE: Last night's edition of NBC's "The Jay Leno Show" featured a segment called "Getting Our Priorities Straight." NBC's JAY LENO said "texting while driving is a $20 fine" as video was shown of someone texting. The video of Adams giving the middle finger to Bills fans was shown, with Leno saying, "Fine for giving somebody the finger at a football game: $250,000. Does that seem fair!? Driving in on the freeway today I would owe $12(M)! That's ridiculous!" ("The Jay Leno Show," NBC, 11/17).

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