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  • do u think disney will ever buy a sports team again?

    The title asks it all. Do you think we'll ever see disneys name in the mix for a sports team? The Angels and Ducks weren't that bad when disney owned them. Eisner won the world series and did he win the stanley cup too? I would like to see disney get involved in pro sports again, I would hope to see them buy the raiders and change the whole team mindset

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    Re: do u think disney will ever buy a sports team again?

    I think the corporation doesn't find them to be profitable enough. Initially they wanted to make Anaheim a huge draw for sports and fun but the Angels/Ducks/Disneyland market didn't have a big crossover.

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      Re: do u think disney will ever buy a sports team again?

      No, no, and please - no.

      Under Eisner, the broad overview was to create "Anaheim" as a brand name, if you will, for a resort town - and having the Angels named "Anaheim", and creating an expansion NHL team named after their "Mighty Ducks" movies, would be a good way of doing it.

      That's why they not only took over ownership of the teams but even paid for the majority of the stadium renovation cost after the Rams left Anaheim.

      Within a couple of years they found out that running sports teams was unlike anything else they were involved in. Baseball fans rebelled at having cheerleaders and a baja marimba band, for example.

      And not all hockey fans took to "Wild Wing Duck" or "Tinkerbell", who waved her magic wand on Ducks goal scorers on TV at least.

      The best move they did make was to get rid of those godawful periwinkle pinstripe outfits they first put the Angels in, and introduce the current "red" at the beginning of 2002. The team was already up for sale when they won the World Series.

      One other thing. They were probably looking at making both teams a cornerstone of a planned "ESPN West" regional network in the late 90's. But Fox Sports Net beat them to the punch, and ESPN West never materialized.

      The Dodgers tanked on the field when Newscorp (FOX) owned them. But Rupert Murdoch was quoted as saying, near the end of their reign, that their ownership had been a success, since they'd prevented ESPN West from happening.
      God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.

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        Re: do u think disney will ever buy a sports team again?

        Let's hope not...Let Disney do what it does best, and that's not running a Sports team!
        Mom, remember, it's not what a person is like on the outside that counts,
        it's what they are like in their HEART!


        - Wolfette

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        • #5
          Re: do u think disney will ever buy a sports team again?

          No, No, and GAWD No.

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          • #6
            Re: do u think disney will ever buy a sports team again?

            I agree Disney was not a good team owner but remember, the Angel's only championship was with them.

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            • #7
              Re: do u think disney will ever buy a sports team again?

              Highly doubtful.

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              • #8
                Re: do u think disney will ever buy a sports team again?

                Originally posted by aashee View Post
                I agree Disney was not a good team owner but remember, the Angel's only championship was with them.
                I think that was the one year they opted for a more "hands-off" approach while actively trying to sell the team.

                The only way there is synergy is if they could get 1000 visiting teams' fans to show up for a "games and parks" vacation package. A few hundred million isn't going to be made up that way.

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                • #9
                  Re: do u think disney will ever buy a sports team again?

                  I certainly think it would be cool if they did again.

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                    Re: do u think disney will ever buy a sports team again?

                    Originally posted by dmtnt55 View Post
                    I certainly think it would be cool if they did again.
                    Just asking, why do you feel that way? They proved before that they knew absolutely nothing about how to run a team successfully.
                    God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.

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