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Owners voting today on Khan’s bid to buy Jaguars

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Barely two weeks ago, Jaguars owner Wayne Weaver announced that he’d sell the team to Shahid Khan, the man who was Kroenke-blocked from buying the Rams last year.

Today, the sale could become official.

NFL owners gathered in Dallas for a quarterly meeting will vote on the bid to buy the Jaguars.  Though a 75-percent supermajority is required, the vote likely is a formality.  This process unfolded behind the scenes for months before Weaver let the Khan out of the bag; if it wasn’t going to be approved, it never would have been announced.

“I am really optimistic that we are going to get thing done and you are going to have a great new owner in Jacksonville,” Weaver recently said, via the Florida Times-Union.

Last week, the league’s finance committee approved the deal, a key step toward the official sale, which if (when) approved will become effective on January 4.

Jaguars fans have welcomed the move, thanks to comments from Weaver indicating that Khan plans to keep the team in Jacksonville.  During last week’s Monday night game at EverBank Field, fans wore fake handlebar mustaches as an homage to Khan’s trademark facial hair.

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44 Responses to “Owners voting today on Khan’s bid to buy Jaguars”
  1. tooz72 says: Dec 14, 2011 9:27 AM

    Jacksonville Camel Jockeys

  2. xstaticonradio says: Dec 14, 2011 9:29 AM

    Los Angeles Jaguars

  3. sirsupersouthern says: Dec 14, 2011 9:33 AM

    Khan is going to move that team; all those fans wearing the fake mustaches are going to feel as stupid as they looked when he does…

  4. joetoronto says: Dec 14, 2011 9:33 AM

    That moustache isn’t real, right?

  5. vexey says: Dec 14, 2011 9:36 AM

    I know it’s an overdone joke but he really does have a fantastic mustache

  6. mizzouram says: Dec 14, 2011 9:38 AM

    The bigger story here is that (I think) Khan will be the 1st non-white owner of an NFL franchise.

  7. nationalmediacansuckit says: Dec 14, 2011 9:47 AM

    LA Bucs, LA Rams, LA Dolphins, LA Bengals, LA Raiders, LA Chargers, LA Vikings and LA Cardinals, but you bunch of Nostradamus’s have been fed this LA Jaguars thing so much that you can’t shake it even though the Jags average 62k per game more than any team above. It’s really laughable. Tell you what, when the Jaguars are still in Jax and one of the teams above are in LA I’ll be here waiting for all of you on here including you know who to say “my bad, we were wrong”.

  8. nolahxc says: Dec 14, 2011 9:49 AM

    As long as David Stern isn’t involved, this should have no problem passing!

  9. packattack1967 says: Dec 14, 2011 9:50 AM

    wont happen, I heard he listened to Rush once.

  10. tdotbronco says: Dec 14, 2011 9:51 AM

    That’s a sweet stache.

  11. steelcitymasterrace says: Dec 14, 2011 9:52 AM

    All I have to say, is, how quickly we forget 9/11.

  12. thefiesty1 says: Dec 14, 2011 9:53 AM

    Why are these foreigners even allowed to do business in the United States? They need to stay wherever they came from.

  13. stoney18 says: Dec 14, 2011 9:53 AM

    His business record speaks for itself. He’ll get “football people” in to run the show. I think Jacksonville has lucked out (think Vikings!) and will become the top team in Fla. He is a true “come to the U.S. and work hard” success story.

  14. broncfanor says: Dec 14, 2011 9:54 AM

    KHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAANNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  15. gisellichek says: Dec 14, 2011 9:55 AM

    In 1 -2 -3 QUE THE STAR TREK REFERENCES

  16. seatown12 says: Dec 14, 2011 9:58 AM

    I’m from seattle, and trust me this is how it starts. Sadly this may be the begining of the end in Jacksonville.

  17. kellyb9 says: Dec 14, 2011 9:58 AM

    Los Angeles Jaguars of Anaheim

  18. cmstrick says: Dec 14, 2011 10:02 AM

    It’s nice that the hometown Jacksonville fans welcomed the sale, but I don’t think their approval weighed very heavily – even if all 23 of them agreed…

  19. realitypolice says: Dec 14, 2011 10:11 AM

    I’m sorry, but nothing about the idea that this guy is staying in Jacksonville makes sense.

    He’s a businessman, and better opportunities to make money and increase the value of his franchise lie elsewhere.

    Even if you could sell that stadium out every seat every week, including the tarped ones, the stadium just cannot generate the revenue of the newer ones due to a lack of luxury suites.

    And the local TV market is too small.

    He could make more money not only by moving to LA, but also by extorting whatever other city loses their team to LA into building him a new stadium and relocating THERE.

    Don’t give me leases, don’t give me promises from old owners or new. All can and have been broken many times. Any penalty for breaking the lease would be recovered many times over in a new stadium in a bigger market.

    The Jaguar fans on this site are great- very dedicated and rabid, and justifiably defensive when people talk about them losing their team.

    But facts are facts.

  20. bradwoj says: Dec 14, 2011 10:14 AM

    KHAAAAAAAN!

  21. shackdelrio says: Dec 14, 2011 10:19 AM

    The Jaguars aren’t moving, so don’t get too excited. Must be fans of the Vikings or Chargers.

  22. johnnyjagfan says: Dec 14, 2011 10:24 AM

    Sign me up! Dude’s got billions and he’s dying to own a football team. He’s a self-made man and that’ll mean a lot to the populist tone the area is set in. I’m pretty stoked. I hope he’ll make Gene hire a WR taller than me.

  23. johnnyjagfan says: Dec 14, 2011 10:27 AM

    @realitypolice:

    He’s a businessman alright, but he hasn’t made billions in pro football. I don’t think he’s closing up his $2 1/2B auto parts industry, either. His cash flow won’t depend on the Jaguars. He’s not buying a team to turn a profit. I really think he’s buying the ultimate toy. Time will tell, but I can’t see a guy that paid cash for a football franchise sitting up at night worried about the balance sheet on a $200ish million annual budget and how he’ll make it work.

  24. ji536994 says: Dec 14, 2011 10:51 AM

    realitypolice says: But facts are facts.

    umm, what facts exactly did you reference in your post?

    kahn just bought the franchise for 760 million, it would literally double in value if he is the owner to move to LA.

    Do you really think the other owners would allow that? A lot of owners have $$ in their eyes and want LA bad, they aren’t going to let someone literally double their money overnight who hasn’t even been part of their owner club for very long.

    If the jags ever move, it would be when our lease runs out in about 20 years, but its not happening soon.

  25. robigd says: Dec 14, 2011 10:54 AM

    @nationalmediacansuckit,

    I appreciate you defending OUR team on here, but you are fighting a losing battle with 95% of these posters. 13 year olds behind their computers in Minnesota, San Diego, and Oakland are impossible to reason with.

    @thefiesty1,

    Seriously?

    When Khan retools the O-line and brings V-Jax and Stevie Johnson in here, there will be a fan resurgence next year. It will be glorious.

  26. shackdelrio says: Dec 14, 2011 11:22 AM

    I know this may be beyond the grasp of most posters on this site. But Khan’s company is the sole provider of bumpers for all Toyota cars and trucks sold in the US. Jacksonville is the second largest port in the country for automobiles, including the largest for Toyota. Khan has been doing business in Jacksonville for 25 years. He isn’t some out-of-towner with no connections to the city.

  27. nflfan1326 says: Dec 14, 2011 11:49 AM

    People have been saying Jags were moving to LA since 2005 and it hasn’t happened. The teams with stadium issues are the ones on the table for moving. Roski and AIG want to own teams in LA. Khan’s going to sell to them? Don’t think so. The way business moves in California, it will be until 2017 until a stadium is ready. And that’s if they started today and the San Andreas fault would fall in the ocean taking the liberal politicians with them. It takes 2 1/2 years to build a Carl, Jr restaurant in California. Geez, how long would it take to build an NFL stadium oarticular if they found an endangered spotted owl on the property. Wake up everybody.

  28. xstaticonradio says: Dec 14, 2011 12:06 PM

    I know this may be beyond the grasp of most posters on this site. But Khan’s company is the sole provider of bumpers for all Toyota cars and trucks sold in the US. Jacksonville is the second largest port in the country for automobiles, including the largest for Toyota. Khan has been doing business in Jacksonville for 25 years. He isn’t some out-of-towner with no connections to the city.

    ———————-

    Then why did he try to buy the Rams last year instead of the Jaguars? LOL!

  29. johnnyblumpkin says: Dec 14, 2011 12:35 PM

    He’s going to move the team to the Mutara Nebula. The only problem is we won’t be able to watch any of the games because of the hugh amount of static electicity.
    Just like Jacksonville.

  30. shackdelrio says: Dec 14, 2011 12:44 PM

    “xstaticonradio says:
    Dec 14, 2011 12:06 PM
    Then why did he try to buy the Rams last year instead of the Jaguars? LOL!”

    Thank you for proving my point.

  31. edgarpoe2 says: Dec 14, 2011 1:07 PM

    Someday, Jacksonville fans will be yelling:

    “Khan!…….. Khan!”

    …when he takes the Jags out of town.

  32. jjackwagon says: Dec 14, 2011 1:17 PM

    but you bunch of Nostradamus’s have been fed this LA Jaguars thing so much that you can’t shake it even though the Jags average 62k per game more than any team above.
    ————————————————
    It’s not about the stadium attendance. It’s about the fact that nobody outside a 50 mile radius of J’ville gives a crap about the Jags. They will move to a larger market to increase revenue. The NFL is a retail business. Khan is a business man and what is the first rule of business? Location, location, location.

  33. turgidsen says: Dec 14, 2011 1:34 PM

    johnnyblumpkin says:
    Dec 14, 2011 12:35 PM
    He’s going to move the team to the Mutara Nebula. The only problem is we won’t be able to watch any of the games because of the hugh amount of static electicity.
    Just like Jacksonville.

    =————————————————————————-

    I thought it was seti-alpha 6

  34. buffalomafia says: Dec 14, 2011 1:46 PM

    Orlando Jags? LA Bills?

  35. Cowboys Blue says: Dec 14, 2011 1:59 PM

    Jacksonville Jaguars of London

  36. grudenthediva says: Dec 14, 2011 2:48 PM

    thefiesty1, I dare your xenophobic ass to look around and imagine how radically your life would change if these foreigners decided to stay home and keep their products to themselves. Imagine no outsourcing, either. Talk about a wake up call, son. You type that drivel on your Japanese toy while sitting on a cheaply made Swedish BarcaLounger in mommy’s basement while the Mexicans cut the grass?

  37. grudenthediva says: Dec 14, 2011 2:52 PM

    Maybe he tried to buy the Rams only because they were the most recent team, prior to Jax, up for sale? Thought about that angle, genius?

  38. buffalomafia says: Dec 14, 2011 3:14 PM

    The Jags never sell out any games! Move them to Cambodia if all I care!

  39. shackdelrio says: Dec 14, 2011 3:37 PM

    “buffalomafia says:
    Dec 14, 2011 3:14 PM
    The Jags never sell out any games! Move them to Cambodia if all I care!”

    Are you upset your Bills will be in limbo when Ralph…well?…I won’t say it.

  40. nationalmediacansuckit says: Dec 14, 2011 4:18 PM

    @buffalomafia
    I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but your beloved Bills just had a blackout last week. As far as you Javs never sellout comment, you might wanna go back and check your records my friend. Nice try though.

  41. anacherforester says: Dec 14, 2011 4:26 PM

    Shahid Khan has been a U.S. citizen for decades…

  42. egetto says: Dec 14, 2011 4:53 PM

    Hey dummies – did you see the press conference? What part of “I’m committed to the city of Jacksonville” don’t you understand?

    Waiting for this website’s admission that they have been wrong all along on their Jax to LA angle. Tools.

  43. brewdogg says: Dec 14, 2011 4:59 PM

    robigd says:
    Dec 14, 2011 10:54 AM
    @nationalmediacansuckit,

    I appreciate you defending OUR team on here, but you are fighting a losing battle with 95% of these posters. 13 year olds behind their computers in Minnesota, San Diego, and Oakland are impossible to reason with.

    @thefiesty1,

    Seriously?

    When Khan retools the O-line and brings V-Jax and Stevie Johnson in here, there will be a fan resurgence next year. It will be glorious.
    ————————————–

    After a post like that, you want to talk about reason with 13-year-olds? Okay, put down the Xbox controller, turn off Madden and try to join us in reality. V-Jax and Johnson….right. Why not rob the Saints of Nicks and Evans for your line re-tooling, while you are at it.

  44. robigd says: Dec 14, 2011 5:52 PM

    @brewdogg,

    They are free agents, and Khan has deep pockets and money to spend.

    Why isn’t this a realistic thought?

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