notes on government, sports and popular culture
.....This article on the generational change of ownership in the NFL
appeared in last Sunday's N.Y. Times, but I just got around to discussing it with my buddies last night.
Most interesting is this graphic
, which lists team ownership in order of when they took possession.
What I did not know: The Arizona Cardinals
have been owned by the Bidwill family since 1932, when Charles Bidwill bought the Chicago Cardinals
. That's quite a tenure for a franchise that has been less than successful on the field.
Tragically enough, Charles Bidwill would would die in April 1947, just a few months before the Cardinals would go on to win the 1947 NFL Championship