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Posted: 2/11/2013 10:33 AM

Haslam returns to Pilot the Truck Stops 


http://www.knoxnews.com/news/2...pilot-flying-j/

Haslam said today that he missed being CEO of Pilot Flying J, and noted that a team of executives has been hired to run the Cleveland Browns since he bought the team last year.

The change at Pilot Flying J, he said, was "not about John." "This is about me realizing my first love is running Pilot Flying J and wanting to return to that job," Haslam said.


Hmmm..Trey left PFJ to become ower of the Browns ...now he returns..interesting...


So Banner goes from;




Haslam may try to run both franchises but I can see this getting complicated if things don't go well with the Browns.
And how does this leave Banner to not Hulk-trip..errr ego trip real hard right now?

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Posted: 2/11/2013 1:28 PM

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OK, now this is just bizarre.



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Posted: 2/11/2013 2:16 PM

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I am tending to believe Gary as he said this guy is a bunch of bull....and that he lies.

Plus, it sounds as if the Pepsi guy didn't work out at Pilot.

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Posted: 2/11/2013 3:01 PM

Mission Accomplished! 


Written by Mes78 just over three weeks ago...

Haslam's actions speak louder than his money, and definitely his words. He stepped down from CEO of Pilot Flying J to focus on the Browns. Randy's personal focus was divided between business, soccer, and the Browns.

Haslam sold the naming rights to raise funds to further making the Browns competitive. Randy, crickets, crickets.

Haslam is currently in the process of stadium improvements to make the gameday experience as enjoyable as other NFL franchises. Randy, not so much.

Haslam immediately bought a home in the area. Randy spent most of his time in NY.

Haslam has taken a leadership role for the organization he owns. Randy hired Holmy to fulfill his duty, so he could finalize his status as the most absentee owner. One step above neglect.

Randy threw money at problems with the organization hoping it would all work out. He couldn't stomach all the responsibilities of being an owner. He went through the motions, at times tried to play the part as much as his personality would allow, and probably agonized over his missteps. Yet, through it all, he could never step up and get his hands dirty and fully embrace his responsibility. At the end, he paid someone else to avoid his position. It was an unfair obligation placed upon him by his father. He never wanted it, but being the good son, being a fan of the team, and a man with no choice, he tried. His heart wasn't in it enough, and so he jumped ship at his first legal opportunity. Hate to break your heart.

Haslam's actions and money say he wants this job. So when Randy and Haslam say similar things or some moves coincide, the perception is overlooking the reality. Jimmy is determined to try and win. Randy would've liked to win to fulfill his obligations.

http://mbd.scout.com/mb.aspx?s=149&f=1765& t=11193838&p=3


He came.

He saw.

And with steely determination, he...

hired Banner and Lombardi.

sold stadium naming rights.

pondered stadium improvements, namely a dome.

petitioned the league for friggin' uniform changes.

And lo, on the seventh day, He rested.

The years in the White House weighed heavily on his shoulders.  On his plate?  Only turning back the tide of Communist aggression, the threat of nuclear annihilation, labor strife in the coal and steel industries.  And with a profound sense of purpose satisified, the man  returned to his native Independence and the dry goods store he owned before answering his country's call of duty.  

It would take a committee of men with equal determination to maintain the course this one man so steadily captained for lo, these many... weeks.  But now, his work is done here. 

Mission accomplished.
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Posted: 2/11/2013 3:47 PM

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Not that I'd expect people to care but he never did anything other than take steps to allow him a temporary hiatus.  He replaced himself as acting CEO with someone he trusted while appointing himself Emeritus status.  The breathless media reports at the time were laughably inaccurate when they portrayed him handing over his family company's reigns and focusing solely on the Browns.

He bought a house and people think that means he was becoming a Clevelander.  I wish I had a giant eyeroll icon. 

He needed to take enough time to set up his new billion dollar enterprise.  He's done that.  He's happy with where it is.  Now he's going to get back to his real family legacy.

Honestly what the hell does an owner do for a football team in the offseason?    Meanwhile Flying-J has no offseason and is where Haslem has to go to get his CEO'ness on.  As far as what happens to PepsiCo guy he's not only going to be involved with Flying J but apparantly the Browns as well. 

So obviously (to me) Jimmy promised him CEO role to entice him to leave PepsiCo.  Now that he wanted it back he had to give him at least a little something in order to get it done w/o a fight.

So he gave him a piece of consulting with the Browns.

Welcome to being a fan of one man's toy.

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Posted: 2/11/2013 4:49 PM

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OTTER:

The breathless media reports at the time were laughably inaccurate when they portrayed him handing over his family company's reigns and focusing solely on the Browns.

AA:

Do these seem like unreasonable interpretations of events?

For Browns fans, this could be considered a positive development, as Haslam should now have significantly more time to run his new football franchise. That could be a stark contrast from the team's previous ownership headed by Randy Lerner, who never had a reputation for being deeply committed to running the organization.

http://cleveland.sbnation.com/cleveland-browns/201 2/9/12/3321380/jimmy-haslam-browns-owner-pilot-fly ing-j

The news broke late last night and most Cleveland outlets have picked it up already by now, but it is still important to note. What this means for the future is unknown, but it at least indicates the Browns could have a much more watchful steward than Randy Lerner going forward, something that became evident when Jimmy Haslam was in Pat Shurmur’s press conference following the opening week loss to the Philadelphia Eagles.

http://www.waitingfornextyear.com/2012/09/jimmy-ha slam-hires-his-replacement-at-pilot-flying-j/

At Haslam’s introductory press conference as Browns future owner on Aug. 3, he was asked how much time he intended to spend in Cleveland on football business.

“We’ll split our time between Knoxville and Cleveland,” Haslam said. “I’m still going to be CEO of Pilot Flying J. It’s a big company and I’ll spend a pretty good amount of time running that, but we’ll take, as I said earlier, whatever time necessary in Cleveland really to do two things: one, to bring a winner back here, but number two, to become a part of the Cleveland community.”

The only reasonable conclusion you can reach is that Haslam has spent enough time walking the halls of Berea, examining the books, and, yes, sitting in on personnel meetings, to realize there is a lot of work to be done immediately with the Browns.


http://espncleveland.com/common/more.php?m=49& post_id=4851

Lot of COULD's and cautious optimism from the media.  If there were breathless assumptions, they were coming from fans.  Still, a bit of bloviating with the "whatever time necessary in Cleveland... to bring a winner."  Guess he meant a winning front office.


And while I'm no fan of Mike Florio, he does hit the nail with this...

Former Browns owner Randy Lerner was criticized for being an absentee landlord.  New Browns owner Jimmy Haslam suddenly is, well, an absentee landlord.

Six months after stepping down as CEO of Pilot Flying J, Haslam has returned, according to the Knoxville News Sentinel.  Haslam replaces former PepsiCo president John Compton, who will remain as a strategic adviser.  (Which could mean he’ll eventually fade away quietly in lieu of being publicly poop-canned now.)

Still, Haslam is saying, “It’s not him, it’s me.”  Sort of.


“This is about me realizing my first love is running Pilot Flying J and wanting to return to that job,” Haslam said.

In a statement released to Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer, spokesman Neal Gulkis said of Haslam’s move, “It’s not going to affect his involvement with the team nor is it going to have any impact on the operations of the Browns.”

As a practical matter, however, the move nudges CEO Joe Banner into the Mike Holmgren role.  With Haslam out of the picture on a day-to-day basis and ensconced in the family business that helped him earn the money to buy the Browns, Banner is now the lead dog in the Dawg Pound.


http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2013/02/11/ne w-browns-owner-returns-to-his-former-job/

So if people want to say Lerner gave up and gave the keys to Walrus, how is this any different with Haslam and Banner? 

Mind you, it's not necessarily a bad tact.  Haslam is not claiming to be an NFL expert, so he's letting the football people handle the football stuff. 

But same tact in the front office, different reaction from fans.

OTTER:

He bought a house and people think that means he was becoming a Clevelander.  I wish I had a giant eyeroll icon. 

AA:

Agree.  It just meant he didn't want to stay in a hotel on on home game weekends. 
Far more palatable than landing at Burke Sunday morning and flying out 12 hours later.

OTTER:

He needed to take enough time to set up his new billion dollar enterprise.  He's done that.  He's happy with where it is.  Now he's going to get back to his real family legacy.

AA:

Well, we don't quite know for he had enought time to set it all up and be happy with it. 
We DO know that whatever he's done is enough for him to declare now is time to return to the family business.

OTTER:

Honestly what the hell does an owner do for a football team in the offseason? 

AA:

Strangely, never heard that asked of any owner from Modell on down. 

Indeed, what does an owner do DURING the season... beyond showing up for games and an obligatory walk around Berea within the first few days of tc?

How much time do owners spend on team business... versus the business that made them all the money in the first place?

How many owners eventually divested themselves from their businesses to make their team a full time devotion?

How hands on/off will Haslam be compared to other NFL owners?

And does it really matter as long as he hired the right people to run the football side?

Lots of questions for the beat writers to research in the coming weeks.

Personally, I would have been more comfortable with this move had at least another year gone by, the team was obviously improving, and the proof was there that a good management team was in place... and that Haslam could say, "Mission Accomplished."
with a little more conviction than if he was wearing a flight suit.
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Posted: 2/12/2013 8:15 AM

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"So if people want to say Lerner gave up and gave the keys to Walrus, how is this any different with Haslam and Banner? "

It really isn't ..but when things go wrong ,we'll see how he reacts to it.

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Posted: 2/12/2013 9:42 AM

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Wardawg11 wrote: ..but when things go wrong ,we'll see how he reacts to it.
Bingo.
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Posted: 2/12/2013 10:45 AM

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Could always count on Randy to react.
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Posted: 2/12/2013 10:51 AM

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0tter wrote: Not that I'd expect people to care but he never did anything other than take steps to allow him a temporary hiatus.  He replaced himself as acting CEO with someone he trusted while appointing himself Emeritus status.  The breathless media reports at the time were laughably inaccurate when they portrayed him handing over his family company's reigns and focusing solely on the Browns.

He bought a house and people think that means he was becoming a Clevelander.  I wish I had a giant eyeroll icon. 

He needed to take enough time to set up his new billion dollar enterprise.  He's done that.  He's happy with where it is.  Now he's going to get back to his real family legacy.

Honestly what the hell does an owner do for a football team in the offseason?    Meanwhile Flying-J has no offseason and is where Haslem has to go to get his CEO'ness on.  As far as what happens to PepsiCo guy he's not only going to be involved with Flying J but apparantly the Browns as well. 

So obviously (to me) Jimmy promised him CEO role to entice him to leave PepsiCo.  Now that he wanted it back he had to give him at least a little something in order to get it done w/o a fight.

So he gave him a piece of consulting with the Browns.

Welcome to being a fan of one man's toy.
Pol, from an operational standpoint we all know you are correct. Like dude can't mix in a 30 minute skype call from anywhere to stay in touch. Unless you believe strongly in MBWA, like, oh, I dunnno, a CEO rumored to make  pop in visits to his truck stops for QC, nothing is really lost.

Butt.... From the standpoint of connection between what he said he'd do and what he is doing, there is yet another chasm. Another data point of BS from this new management group. May not manefest itself in anyway, and yet again it may.
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Posted: 2/12/2013 3:43 PM

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"Welcome to being a fan of one man's toy."

-- Well, other than possibly the Packers, that's pretty much true of any team. For better or worse.

It might be more logical if communities owned and controlled teams, but I doubt if the rich owners and the rich union officials would approve. Those fans have some money and they want it. A different take on wealth distribution in a way.

Much has and is happening and evolving. People tending towards optimism or towards pessimism have plenty of "facts" to conveniently point in the direction they want.

Welcome to being a victim of one man's agenda...?

I don't have too much problem with Haslam taking a backseat at this point. At least he's done something in his time and perhaps the Browns will get some useful experience from that. 

I like the coaches, but I do wonder at the Banner/Lombardi structure. We'll see what they produce. Hopefully it's a winning toy.

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Posted: 2/12/2013 4:30 PM

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HOLE:

It might be more logical if communities owned and controlled teams, but I doubt if the rich owners and the rich union officials would approve.

AA:

Owners I can see... but "rich union officials?"  Did you just stumble out of a time capsule from 1960?
Why would unions-- or what's left of them-- care who owns a major pro sports team?  Iz got ta know.

HOLE:

Those fans have some money and they want it. A different take on wealth distribution in a way.

AA:

No kidding about a different take.  Green Bay is woefully behind the rest of the state in terms of medium income.  This isn't exactly Lake Conemaugh and Carnegie, Mellon, Frick and their South Fork Fishing and Hunting Club cronies. 

HOLE:

Much has and is happening and evolving. People tending towards optimism or towards pessimism have plenty of "facts" to conveniently point in the direction they want.

AA:

And plenty of rationalizations, like-- what the hell DOES an owner do in the off season anyway?  Never heard that one until this week.  Talk about any port in a storm!

HOLE:

I don't have too much problem with Haslam taking a backseat at this point. At least he's done something in his time and perhaps the Browns will get some useful experience from that. 

AA:

What... that is... THAT?

He came.

He saw.

And with steely determination, he...

hired Banner and Lombardi.

sold stadium naming rights.

pondered stadium improvements, namely a dome.

petitioned the league for friggin' uniform changes.

And lo, on the seventh day, He rested.

I forgot to include paving the way for their being the subject of a travel channel documentary. 

HOLE:

I like the coaches, but I do wonder at the Banner/Lombardi structure. We'll see what they produce. Hopefully it's a winning toy.


AA:

Agree, and what you've articulated is the same old, same old:  doubt about the existing structure and hoping for the best... because we're fans.

But hey, as they used to say at Three Mile Island, that's fuel into the reactor system now.

He's gone back to his professed first love.  At least we know where we stand. 

One for the beat writers to track next fall:  what percentage of the 12 Vols games will Haslam attend versus the 16 Browns games?  Will he jet out to the coast Saturday for the Vols-Ducks, get Flying J work done on the flight back, then after a catnap and two Bloody Marys, muster up the steel determination to take in a Sunday game?

Then surely we're ahead of the game!
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Posted: 2/12/2013 6:41 PM

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The Cleveland Browns, a division of Pilot Flying J. 

Okay. So Haslam is right where Randy evolved to. He's hired a guy to be the President and now he'll let him do his thing. He'll do what he knows best and what he's good at and check in every now and then.  He'll have some barbecue with family, make sure he makes every Tennessee game and wait for Banner to deliver him a championship. 

Oh, I'm sure he'll call in, maybe every day, so he knows why this was done and why that was done. And to see if the team is living within its revenue stream.

Welcome back to earth.

Anyone who believed it was okay to have a Little Napoleon as President and a Director of Personnel who's best known for the skillful way in which he knifes people in back because Haslam would be there to keep things on the rails....well...we better hope these guys really have changed.
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Posted: 2/12/2013 7:34 PM

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Well, I guess that changes everything. Or maybe it won't. To say the least, it caught me by surprise.

My first thoughts were that Daddy's little start up gas station company meant too much to Haslam III to leave in the hands of an outsider. Or he wanted to get his ducks in a row, a la Randy Bonaparte, and then get back to his other interest.

Either way, Haslam's future involvement is unclear to me.

It is much clearer to me, though, that it is the Banner-Lombardi show, and maybe it always was - like Gary has stated.

Maybe Haslam is more like Al, then Randy. Maybe this is like 1999 all over again - shotgun marriage, Policy/Banner CEO hire, Lombardi/Clark GM package deal, Palmer/Chud fallback, 2nd choice leftover.

It be pretty cruel to go back to '99.

Truman didn't have a college degree and was a farmer. No shame in that.
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Written by Mes78 just over three weeks ago...

Haslam's actions speak louder than his money, and definitely his words. He stepped down from CEO of Pilot Flying J to focus on the Browns. Randy's personal focus was divided between business, soccer, and the Browns.

Haslam sold the naming rights to raise funds to further making the Browns competitive. Randy, crickets, crickets.

Haslam is currently in the process of stadium improvements to make the gameday experience as enjoyable as other NFL franchises. Randy, not so much.

Haslam immediately bought a home in the area. Randy spent most of his time in NY.

Haslam has taken a leadership role for the organization he owns. Randy hired Holmy to fulfill his duty, so he could finalize his status as the most absentee owner. One step above neglect.

Randy threw money at problems with the organization hoping it would all work out. He couldn't stomach all the responsibilities of being an owner. He went through the motions, at times tried to play the part as much as his personality would allow, and probably agonized over his missteps. Yet, through it all, he could never step up and get his hands dirty and fully embrace his responsibility. At the end, he paid someone else to avoid his position. It was an unfair obligation placed upon him by his father. He never wanted it, but being the good son, being a fan of the team, and a man with no choice, he tried. His heart wasn't in it enough, and so he jumped ship at his first legal opportunity. Hate to break your heart.

Haslam's actions and money say he wants this job. So when Randy and Haslam say similar things or some moves coincide, the perception is overlooking the reality. Jimmy is determined to try and win. Randy would've liked to win to fulfill his obligations.

mbd.scout.com/mb.aspx?s=149&f=1765& t=11193838&p=3


He came.

He saw.

And with steely determination, he...

hired Banner and Lombardi.

sold stadium naming rights.

pondered stadium improvements, namely a dome.

petitioned the league for friggin' uniform changes.

And lo, on the seventh day, He rested.

The years in the White House weighed heavily on his shoulders.  On his plate?  Only turning back the tide of Communist aggression, the threat of nuclear annihilation, labor strife in the coal and steel industries.  And with a profound sense of purpose satisified, the man  returned to his native Independence and the dry goods store he owned before answering his country's call of duty.  

It would take a committee of men with equal determination to maintain the course this one man so steadily captained for lo, these many... weeks.  But now, his work is done here. 

Mission accomplished.

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Posted: 2/12/2013 7:47 PM

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Then, there's this interview
www.cleveland.com/browns/index..._jimmy_h_8.html

So, add that piece to the puzzle.
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Posted: 2/12/2013 8:40 PM

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"AA:

Agree, and what you've articulated is the same old, same old:  doubt about the existing structure and hoping for the best... because we're fans."

-- Let me start with the bottom line we fans end up paying attention to. We come, we see, we hope.

"Why would unions-- or what's left of them-- care who owns a major pro sports team?  Iz got ta know."

-- Player unions would want a team owned by rich owners who can keep paying high player salaries. If that indirectly is propped up by corporate influence in a sport or by higher food and drink prices or by higher ticket prices or by higher whatever, so be it. How fans are emptied of their funds isn't really important as long as players can be paid as well as possible. 

"AA:

No kidding about a different take.  Green Bay is woefully behind the rest of the state in terms of medium income.  This isn't exactly Lake Conemaugh and Carnegie, Mellon, Frick and their South Fork Fishing and Hunting Club cronies."

-- It's too bad if Packer fans end up paying a larger percentage of discretionary funds they may have than other fans from, say, New York. It might be a good thing if fans via community ownership had more real power and influence in how things were done and how funds were handled. 

Not going to happen any time soon, but imagine there's no heaven. Or outside interests that override local influence.

"HOLE:

I don't have too much problem with Haslam taking a backseat at this point. At least he's done something in his time and perhaps the Browns will get some useful experience from that. 

AA:

What... that is... THAT?"

-- Hope. That's what I'm reduced to.
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Posted: 2/13/2013 6:27 AM

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mes78 wrote: Then, there's this interview
www.cleveland.com/browns/index..._jimmy_h_8.html

So, add that piece to the puzzle.
I'm not sure...is it "irony"...that Haslam expressed his intense involvement in a phone interview? Is it? That whole irony thing has me confused since "Isn't it Ironic" wasn't.

The reality of the situation is you have owners that fall into two categories. One is, the team is their entire world. That would be an Al  Davis or a Mike Brown. The team is their business, so they give it their undivided attention. Then you have owners who have a business or businesses that buy a team and they hand it off. They check in, usually often, and make sure they know why decisions are made and give their approval...sometimes after some in-dpeth questioning...sometimes not.

The Browns have had the second type through Randy, and it's clear that continues now under Haslam.

So, a sea change in the fortunes of this franchise depends on the job Banner and Lombardi do. No great revelation there except that these two can be as bad as some of us have feared, and they can create an awful working environment in Berea, and Haslam may never know until the train comes off the rails.

By now, Banner has completely shut off all access to Haslam unless it goes through him. Haslam will make all decisions through a filter callled Banner. Which, effectively neuters Haslam from stepping in to stop Lombardi or Banner from being a problem instead of a solution. Whole seasons can go by before Haslam will understand that the guy giving him all of his information for decision making is an issue. If he is an issue.

Except...for the press and..."us." So, stay frosty, guys. If Haslam has any brains at all, he'll check into the unaffiliated fan sites and the reporters dishing the buzz. If he doesn't do this, he'll be worse than Randy. Not that it means the Browns will continue to lose. There's a real chance that Banner and Lombardi are really competent, lying pricks. At least as much chance of that as their being incompetent, lying pricks.
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Posted: 2/13/2013 7:55 AM

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http://www.ohio.com/blogs/clev...haslam-1.372825


No reason to guess when most of what is feared here is addressed.   The actions will validate it as truth or not.

My mother never breast-fed me. She told me she liked me as a friend - Rodney Dangerfield
 

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Posted: 2/13/2013 8:34 AM

Laying the Solid Foundation 


HOLE:

Player unions would want a team owned by rich owners who can keep paying high player salaries.

AA:

And so if a community owned franchise would not be able to pay top dollar in players salaries, then Green Bay must rank pretty low on payroll.  Bottom quarter of the league seem about right?

According to an ESPN article on all professional sports franchises last year (hint:  LeBron, you should have taken up soccer at St. V's), Green Bay finished 10th among NFL teams with highest payroll. 

http://espn.go.com/espn/story/_/id/7850531/espn-ma gazine-sportingintelligence-global-salary-survey-e spn-magazine

The working class Packers are paying out more in players salaries than notorious free spender Dan Snyder.

HOLE:

 It's too bad if Packer fans end up paying a larger percentage of discretionary funds they may have than other fans from, say, New York.

AA:

They don't.  Green Bay ticket prices are in the middle of the pack among NFL teams.  No surprise that NY and NE are at the top.

From last September...

Besides the Jets and Patriots, three other teams have non-suite tickets that are selling for more than $100: New York Giants ($111.69), Chicago Bears ($110.91) and Dallas Cowboys ($110.20).

The teams with the cheapest average tickets: Cleveland Browns ($54.20), Buffalo Bills ($58.36) and Jacksonville Jaguars ($59.54).


http://espn.go.com/nfl/story/_/id/8345872/new-york -jets-new-england-patriots-highest-ticket-prices-s urvey-shows

We'll see if Haslam keeps the Browns ticket prices down.  And if prices do go up,we'll see which comes first, increased payroll expenditures to justify the increase, or a price increase in order to cover the cost of building a winner.

HOLE:

I don't have too much problem with Haslam taking a backseat at this point. At least he's done something in his time and perhaps the Browns will get some useful experience from that. 

AA:

What... that is... THAT?"

HOLE:
-- Hope. That's what I'm reduced to.

AA:

But what I'm asking is this:  what is the "something" Haslam has done in his short tenure to give you hope?  

If it's just a feeling that he's a winner because he LOOKS and SOUNDS the part, and he took his daddy's company and made it into a far bigger concern, then we run on that hope. 

If it's because he took time from his day job to immerse himself in the Browns, establish the "Solid Foundation," before wiping his hands, declaring "my work's done here.  I'm needed back home,"  then I'd get a building inspector to examine that foundation.   


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Posted: 2/13/2013 9:05 AM

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hamster wrote: http://www.ohio.com/blogs/clev...haslam-1.372825


No reason to guess when most of what is feared here is addressed.   The actions will validate it as truth or not.
So far, Haslam has been as passionate and as intensely involved as Randy was in his first 6 months as owner.

We'll see where Haslam is in year 10 and compare that to year 10 of Randy. So far, no really significant difference between the two.
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