Quote of the Day
"If none of your sponsors want to sponsor you, your coach doesn't want to coach you and players don't want to play for you, what do you have?"-- Interim Clippers CEO Dick Parsons, on the consequences of Donald Sterling remaining owner of the club. (ESPNLA.com, 7/22)
Pat Bowlen, one of the "most iconic" owners in NFL history, is giving up control the Broncos as he "acknowledges he is dealing with Alzheimer's disease," according to a front-page piece by Mike Klis of the DENVER POST. Team President Joe Ellis will have "final-say authority" over team matters and will "assume control of the Broncos as Bowlen focuses on his health." Bowlen, who bought the team in '84, has "placed his Broncos' ownership in the Pat Bowlen Trust that is controlled by non-family members." His "long-term goal is for one of his seven children to run the team when they're ready." The Broncos "will not be put up for sale." The Broncos in a statement said that the trust was "set up by Bowlen more than a decade ago as part of his long ...
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