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    Re: Do you think Red McComb was a successful NFL Owner?

    The team (98) that almost got there was the team he inheritated.The one we have now is the one Wilf inheritated.McCombs Sucked.
    Good point!

    I see now where Red us being his typical "blustry" self and asking the media what Wilf has been smoking? Typical answer from him.

    When the commissioner says things are bad and we see the cuts in payroll that have been made and where they all have gotten us I don't think Red has a leg to stand on. He was, is, and will always be a money-grabbing jerk!
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    Re: Do you think Red McComb was a successful NFL Owner?

    Hmmm, he took over a team that was one game from Super Bowl in his first year. He had no hand in the success of that team, pure luck for him. A few defensive moves from a dominant team for at least a few years buuuuut he manages to pull team apart.

    Under his direction the Vikings declined, more so each year he owned the team. So he took over a team that was 15-1 in his first year but his legacy will be this team....6-10 if we're lucky.

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    Re: Do you think Red McComb was a successful NFL Owner?

    [size=24px]NO!!![/size]

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    Re: Do you think Red McComb was a successful NFL Owner?

    McCombs was VERY successful, if you use his bank account as a way of measureing success.

    Does or should anyone think he was successful? I HOPE NOT!

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    Re: Do you think Red McComb was a successful NFL Owner?

    "Vikes" wrote:
    Okay this is a fair question was Red McComb a successful NFL owner?

    Now put aside your hatered for the man. (Try to keep it clean)

    Mesure his success or failure from a pure business standpoint, and NFL performance standpoint was Red McComb a success at the NFL level?
    On a personal business level, the Goat Roper was VERY successful. Any time you double your investment in under 7 years you're doing well.

    On an NFL level, no...he was an absolute failure. He ran a bare-bones organization, hired bottom tier coaches/staff, and refused to adequately address the needs of the franchise as a whole. This culminated in the implosion we have today.

    The depths to which he plunged the organization, in my opinion, outweigh the personal gains based entirely upon the fact that he reaped the majority of his benefits by slowly destroying it (the franchise). This is the same proceedure used by slum-lords.

    So, in the end, the answer is "HELL FRIGGIN NO!!!!!".

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    Re: Do you think Red McComb was a successful NFL Owner?

    Thats like saying when we get gouged by the oil companies they are being rightous.They are not,and neither was he.
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    Re: Do you think Red McComb was a successful NFL Owner?

    No. I think a sucessful owner make decisionis with the teams best interests in mind rather than just his own. All Red thought about was the bottom line, not the future of the organization.

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    Re: Do you think Red McComb was a successful NFL Owner?

    He was a success for HIMSELF. Heck, he made $400 million. That's a hefty profit margin.

    But for the organization that he milked for every cent he could get out of it, he was a total disaster.


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