Monday, 24 September 2012

Brad's Beardless NHL Protest: Day 9

While it may be true that most NHL players are really just Co-op Farm Supply water truck drivers and phys. ed. teachers that showed a little too much drive and work ethic for those positions and are only millionaires because of our society's probably misplaced value system in which we put our desire to be entertained well ahead of our desire to not go into massive credit card debt so we can afford season tickets, I thought it would be fun to Wikipedia some owners and see what their deal is.

Also, it will give me an idea of some secondary businesses that these owners own that I can boycott.

Today, I selected Stan Kroenke, owner of the Colorado Avalanche.  I picked him from the list because I'm pretty sure he owned an NFL team at one point.

So it says here Kroenke's wife is the daughter of Wal-Mart co-founder Bud Walton and they inherited Bud's stake in Wal-Mart when he died.  This is off to a flying start, because I already have a Wal-Mart boycott!  Fuck those fucks.

Besides owning the Colorado Avalanche, he also "owns" the Denver Nuggets, Colorado Rapids (MLS) and Colorado Mammoth (NLL).  All these teams are technically listed as owned by Josh Kroenke so that Stan can also own the St. Louis Rams and get around NFL owner restrictions (there's that NFL team I thought he owned).  Stan is also the majority owner of Arsenal, which is in some homosexual soccer league.  Not that there's anything wrong with that.

I guess Stan is one of those guys that should be lumped in with all the rest of the hard-working, smart, job-creating owners of the NHL that assume all the risks and allow the cattle to graze at their ranch.  After all, he had an excellent business model of marrying some rich broad who's daddy was a multi-billionaire.  And like any trophy husband, he wanted a few nice toys to keep him happy so his wife bought him some sports franchises.  And what do trophy husbands do with the toys afforded them by their sugar mommas?  Umm......concern themselves with the bottom line???????  Ummm....hmmm..

Maybe, considering all that fat Wal-Mart money he's been using to buy sports teams, the Wal-Mart guys were all like "Stan...we'll give you some fat Wal-Mart cash to buy these sports teams as long you maintain our proud tradition of employee exploitation that we've worked long and hard at to establish."

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