With the oft used line about the “billionaires vs. millionaires” coming to a head this week with the current CBA expiring on Thursday, it’s always curious to reflect on just how some of these owners came to be rolling in it.
Posts Tagged ‘Arthur Blank’
Kudos to the Falcons for dousing owner Arthur Blank with a Gatorade bath after the Falcons clinched the top seed in the NFC.
Warrick Dunn is still a popular guy among NFL players, although the recently retired running back is part of a group of folks whose views on the league’s problematic labor issues are quite contrary to theirs. He was a player not long ago and was very much on that side of things. Not anymore.
NFL owners have shown their support for Commissioner Roger Goodell by unanimously voting to award him a new five-year contract, through 2015. His original contract was due to expire in September 2011.
The annual commissioner’s news conference on Friday of Super Bowl week serves as a state of the union address for the NFL.
The Falcons moved into the Georgia Dome in 1992. Since then, 25 NFL teams have built new stadiums. Perhaps feeling a bit envious of Cowboys owner Jerry Jones‘ billion-dollar palace, Falcons owner Arthur Blank has said in recent months that he’d like a new place for his team to play.
Posted: Thursday, August 13th, 2009 | Pat Kirwan Tags: Arthur Blank, Atlanta Falcons, Matt Ryan, Michael Turner, Mike Peterson, Mike Smith, Pat Kirwan, Peria Jerry, Roddy White, Thomas Dimitroff, Tony Gonzalez
I had the chance recently to watch two spirited practices at Atlanta Falcons training camp, chatting with owner Arthur Blank, GM Thomas Dimitroff, coach Mike Smith and a number of players in the process. I left Flowery Branch with a good feel for the 2009 Falcons.
Falcons owner Arthur Blank released QB Michael Vick last week in a simple act of mercy. Blank is true to his word when he says that he wants Vick back into the league.
From the beginning, justice could clearly see when Michael Vick committed an unholy trinity of sins.
Mark Sanchez and his agents got a deal done early with the New York Jets, putting him on the fast track to be the starting QB in Week 1. Jamie Dukes says it was a good move for both.