Report: Brian France hopes to buy the Panthers

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As soon as Monday, the Panthers will be on the market. When they are, the man who runs NASCAR will try to become the man who runs the Panthers.

Via NBC Charlotte, Brian France leads a group that hopes to purchase the Panthers, putting him in line to be the majority owner of the team. Per the report, France joined the group that initially was formed by Charlotte Hornets minority owner Felix Sabates.

Whoever serves as the controlling owner must own at least 30 percent of the team. Typically, the primary owner holds considerably more than that — and the primary owner also must have the money to operate the team.

Various others have expressed interest in trying to buy the team. Once the process officially begins, that’s when the contenders for the team will begin to be identified.

19 responses to “Report: Brian France hopes to buy the Panthers

  1. France single handedly ruined NASCAR, the sky is the limit on how much damage he could do in the NFL. Hopefully the other NFL owners don’t let France talk them into “improving” the sport.

  2. Gosh…does this mean no P. Diddy? No Kaeperdink?

    Just what the NFL wants, another redneck owner

  3. Actually it would be funny to have P Diddy. He’d have a sweet Mancave suite at BOA stadium, and KaeperPick would guide the team to a 2 -14 record.

  4. The changes Nascar has made the last few years, like those the NFL has made, has pretty much ruined Nascar for me. I loathe the format they have now with different race segments and can’t even watch any more.

    This guy sounds perfect for Roger Goodell’s National Integrity League.

    SMH

  5. I really need the P. Diddy-Kaepernick crew take over in Carolina. Anything that makes stiff old white men’s heads explode makes my life, every time. I hope I never turn into “that kind” of old white guy.

  6. What a moron. A weak market, a fledgling league, all over-saturated, unlikely to bounce back.

    The only way it would make sense is if Charlotte was a good pro sports market, but as an investor, you stay away from that sort of thing.

    People seem to forget that when Jax and Carolina came into the league, there was hype and a flood of quality veteran free agents due to the salary cap coming on board. That all but ensured success of those franchises getting off the ground.

    Now, you have Jax moving to London soon, Carolina needing to sell in a weak position to do so, and the league hemorrhaging tv money, etc.

    Not attractive. What momentum is the NFL expecting here?

  7. shadywarrior says:
    January 4, 2018 at 8:31 am
    I really need the P. Diddy-Kaepernick crew take over in Carolina. Anything that makes stiff old white men’s heads explode makes my life, every time. I hope I never turn into “that kind” of old white guy.
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    And you wont unless you have the mindset of those older ones where they’re still stuck in their beliefs of the 50’s and 60’s!!!

  8. What a moron. A weak market, a fledgling league, all over-saturated, unlikely to bounce back.

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    ..and yet the Bills sold for over a billion dollars….expect the same or more for the Panthers. Richardson is selling at the RIGHT time. he’s old w/ a replacement heart, there’s a list of billionaires or investment groups that want a NFL team and the panthers are a solid team and a growing area of the US. It’s perfect time for him to unload

  9. The Panthers uniforms would look pretty cool with a bunch of corporate sponsors patches all over them.

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