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The World's 50 Most Valuable Teams 2014

toad1204's picture
July 16, 2014 at 4:36pm
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Forbes just released top 50 valuations for the worlds sports franchises.  Futbol is king my friends...  Along with Football.  Top ten and random others that I thought mattered to Ohio.

Itd be interesting if college teams could be valued.

http://www.forbes.com/sites/kurtbadenhausen/2014/07/16/the-worlds-50-mos...

1. Real Madrid $3.44B

2. Barcelona 3.2B

3. Manchester United $2.81B

4. New York Yankees $2.5B

5. Dallas Cowboys $2.3B

6. Los Angeles Dodgers $2B

7. Bayern Munich $1.85B

8. New England Patriots $1.8B

9. Washington Redskins $1.7B

10. New York Giants $1.55B

13. New York Knicks $1.4B

20. Ferrari (Formula One) $1.2B

21. Indianapolis Colts $1.2B

26. Toronto Maple Leafs $1.15B

27. Pittsburgh Steelers $1.118B

35. Cleveland Browns $1.005B

43. Cincinnati Bengals $942M

44. Detroit Lions $900M

 

 

 

Killer nuts's picture

They make sense up until the Colts

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toad1204's picture

I'm guessing they're still collecting from all those years with Peyton at the helm.

Nothing like dancing on the field in 02... 

kgratz's picture

Lucas Oil maybe?

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Rob Reese's picture

It will be interesting to watch and see if there's a Washington Redskins value fluctuation over the next few years.

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512buckeye's picture

My stab at a top 5 for Universities. Maybe I'm an idiot?

1. Texas

2. Notre Dame

3. Ohio State

4. Stanford

5.  UCLA

Let's party, Columbus.

tennbuckeye19's picture

Are you attempting a ranking of athletic programs or universities as a whole?

512buckeye's picture

Athletic department budget. I'm sure we could just google this to find the answer.

Let's party, Columbus.

Rob Reese's picture

In terms of a program's overall value (profit, revenue, etc), here's the top according to Forbes (2013);  1) Texas, 2) Notre Dame, 3) Alabama, 4) LSU, 5) Michigan, 9) Ohio State University

Nothing I'd call shocking in the top 5 or 10, except maybe Florida, which I feel could be over valued considerably given all the competition down there for your CFB dollar (University of Miami, Florida and Florida State) and lack of a long, storied history (that's completely subjective, I know, but I feel most outside of Gainesville would be inclined to agree).

Complete rankings here.

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TCOB_6's picture
This is supposedly overall value for 2014.
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Oyster's picture

TTUN would actaully be in 3rd place if they didn't have to buy all those fireworks.

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danbrown7665's picture

def not UCLA or Stanford. no SEC?

"limitations, like fears are often just illusions"
-Michael Jordan, the greatest athlete of all time
 

jeremytwoface's picture

Those soccer clubs make a ridiculous amount of money.

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clogan1032's picture

Wonder if Barca bringing in Suarez is enough for them to gnaw away at the gap and grab the top spot. 

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Deadly Nuts's picture

I see what you did there.

LEBRON

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jeremytwoface's picture

Wonder if Barca bringing in Suarez is enough for them to gnaw away at the gap and grab the top spot. 

They are going to have to fight tooth and nail for it, but at least they aren't afraid to put their money where their mouth is and bite the bullet.

I just hope they don't bite off more than they can chew.

The first man gets the ((((Oyster)))), the second man gets the shell.

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Rob Reese's picture

So much going on in that comment

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jeremytwoface's picture

Yeah I'm pretty proud of it...

The first man gets the ((((Oyster)))), the second man gets the shell.

jeremytwoface's picture

Well when you spend $135 million just to bring in Gareth Bale.....

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Rob Reese's picture

I agree with your point, but personally, I'd never cite Bleacher Report for anything.  Those hacks over there are as talented as group of monkeys trying to hump a football and instructed to churn out unverified garbage, innuendo and sports tabloid fodder by the metric ton.

Bleacher Report business model is hyperbole = clicks.  

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Jeeves's picture

Heh, sounds like espn.

Chief B1G Dump's picture

I'm surprised the Tulsa Shock and/or the LA Sparks aren't on this list. 

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Tater_Schroeder's picture

And Steve Ballmer is paying $2 billion for the Clippers?

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Chief B1G Dump's picture

I guess that values the Clips at $2B since that is the price Ballmer is willing to pay. 

Bump them to t6 on this list. 

Unless somebody tries to pull a bank appraisal and say they're not worth that much even though that's their going market value. 

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Tater_Schroeder's picture

I love your point Chief B1G Dump! Capitalism is a beautiful thing.

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sbentz4's picture

Sterling thinks they are worth 5 Billion.  He may not be that crazy since the new TV deal in 2016 will boost profits.

Buck my Nuts's picture

For 2.3 billion, you'd think Dallas could win more than 8 games a year. I'm miserable for being a Cowboy fan!

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Jeeves's picture

5 Super Bowl wins could see me through a lot of heartache, speaking as a Browns' fan.

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whiskeyjuice's picture

I think Texas A and M must be bringing in a lot of green the last couple of years thanks to Manziel. They are working on having one of the largest scoreboards in the world. Will be complete in a year or two.

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airbuckeye's picture

Hey Buck My Nut don't feel all along been a Cowboy fan for 52 years now and been disappointed with every since that asshat baught them and did what i have always taught was low and dirty to Couch Landry. Never have forgiven that prick for that one. Thats whats wrong with the Cowboys with him trying to put his worthless two cents in and not letting the couch do the job he was hired to do.

Groveport Heisman's picture

What about Couch Johnson?

Mark my words..I don't need acceptance. I'm catching interceptions on you innocent pedestrians.

AngryWoody's picture

Benagls? huh?

Our Honor Defend!

BuckeyeNationforLife's picture

It's unfortunate that our Bungles are listed on the top 50 most valuable franchises in the world, but we can't get a freaking indoor practice area!

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