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Titans still aren’t for sale

NASHVILLE, TN - OCTOBER 16:  Fans of the Tennessee Titans cheer after a touchdown against the Cleveland Browns during the second half at Nissan Stadium on October 16, 2016 in Nashville, Tennessee.  (Photo by Frederick Breedon/Getty Images) Getty Images

The Titans aren’t for sale. If you want to know that, just ask them.

Sometimes, an inquiry isn’t even needed. Since the passing of founder Bud Adams, the franchise has worked nearly as hard at convincing people the team isn’t for sale as it has putting a competitive team on the field.

Most recently, owner Amy Adams Strunk told USA Today that the Titans aren’t for sale. The latest statement came in the wake of a report from CBS that Jon Bon Jovi is monitoring the team’s situation.

“I don’t know how many different ways to say it,” Strunk said. “Haven’t talked to Bon Jovi or anybody else for that matter, and it’s not for sale.”

She added that the team is “part of our heritage” and her father’s “legacy.” The problem for Strunk is that the legacy included a succession plan that divided the team into three equal pieces but failed to give any one branch of the tree full and binding and irrevocable control over the franchise. Strunk’s family members have yet to yield the kind of authority she needs to become the permanent owner, and the NFL continues to push for a resolution.

Strunk would like to become the true controlling owner, but if the other family members want out, she’ll need to buy them out or let two thirds of the franchise be sold to the highest bidder.

Strunk also reiterated the franchise’s party line that the situation is going to get worked out, but it hasn’t gotten worked out yet because the league continues to push for a resolution of the control issue and the team continues to be unable to fashion an outcome that the league deems to be acceptable.

The impasse lingers, and at some point the NFL is going to force the franchise’s hand, making the question of whether Strunk wants to sell the team irrelevant. Eventually, she may have no choice.

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20 Responses to “Titans still aren’t for sale”
  1. arrogantnation says: Oct 18, 2016 10:05 PM

    Let the Manning Family buy the team.

  2. 4onafloor says: Oct 18, 2016 10:09 PM

    I’m guessing that the reason the NFL hasn’t yet forced a sale yet is because they can’t. Simple enough to understand.

  3. jasons81 says: Oct 18, 2016 10:22 PM

    Dammit!

  4. laserw says: Oct 18, 2016 10:31 PM

    Even priced at $1.99, the Tennessee Titurds are overpriced.

    I believe the going rate for pretend football franchises is the seller pays the buyer $100 million.

  5. runningoutofboundsisforgringos says: Oct 18, 2016 11:05 PM

    I can afford, maybe like one Titan.

  6. vjllsduckfan65 says: Oct 18, 2016 11:31 PM

    It’s getting ridiculous..the other 2/3 have signed documents giving her total control to run the team, yet that’s not good enough.

  7. vjllsduckfan65 says: Oct 18, 2016 11:34 PM

    Laserw the Titans are valued at $2B, so you know where can stick your $1.99

  8. luponatrix says: Oct 19, 2016 12:15 AM

    So Jon Bon Jovi is in the mix. ‘Toronto Titans’ has a certain ring to it, very easy to root against.

    If Bon Jovi wants the power to turn back time, he should just talk to some Cowboys fans. They haven’t quite nailed the practice of actually going back in time, but they’ve certainly mastered the art of living in the past.

  9. Damidwesterner says: Oct 19, 2016 12:25 AM

    Amy Adams Sistrunk, University of Mars. That’s the only explanation as to why this has been ongoing for all these months.

  10. cybersqueak says: Oct 19, 2016 12:31 AM

    LaCanfora should just shut his pie hole and admit he is WRONG!

  11. daltonsdumptruck says: Oct 19, 2016 12:34 AM

    It was a forward pass

  12. joenash72 says: Oct 19, 2016 12:38 AM

    Donald Trump can buy the team after he loses the election.

    Tennessee Trumps😉

  13. MichaelEdits says: Oct 19, 2016 5:08 AM

    That’s nice, because I’m still not trying to buy them.

  14. 6ball says: Oct 19, 2016 7:05 AM

    .
    The Titans improvement is one of this seasons most underreported stories :

    Sep 11 Minn L 25-16
    Sep 18 @DET W 16-15
    Sep 25 OAK L17-10
    Oct 2 @HOU L 27-20
    Oct 9 @MIA W 30-17
    Oct 16 CLE W 28-26

    While a 3-3 record may not draw much notice, the fact that they have been competitive in every outing should.
    .

  15. blurocpurp says: Oct 19, 2016 7:57 AM

    y doesn’t she just buy one percent each from the other two factions of her family that have ownership stakes. that would give Strunk 35% and the other two factions 32% each, effectively giving her majority control. that’s all the nfl wants anyway

  16. grogansheroes says: Oct 19, 2016 8:47 AM

    What other business, can you epically fail over a 40 year period, and your business goes up 1000%?

  17. RegisHawk says: Oct 19, 2016 9:10 AM

    That’s a shame…I was dying to see how the consortium of armchair owners who congregate here was going to revolutionize ownership…they know oh-so-much…

  18. factschecker says: Oct 19, 2016 10:04 AM

    What other business, can you epically fail over a 40 year period, and your business goes up 1000%?
    —–
    Comcast would be a great example.

  19. factschecker says: Oct 19, 2016 10:07 AM

    the team continues to be unable to fashion an outcome that the league deems to be acceptable.
    ———-
    Like her selling to a man? That’s what I’m guessing that means.

  20. 49ers831 says: Oct 19, 2016 11:40 AM

    Can the 49ers be for sale!!!

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