Managing a ninth place fantasy baseball team is about as close as I’ll ever get to owning an actual sports franchise. Aside from my obvious lack of skill when it comes to trading and drafting players, the millions of bucks it takes to buy a team is enough to keep me in the bleachers. So, which professional sports franchise is worth the most money? (Or, in other words, which team am I least likely to own?)
I did some research and found a great list from Forbes. According to the financial experts, the title actually belongs to Homer Simpson‘s favorite team, the Dallas Cowboys. That’s right, kids — the ‘Boys are worth an estimated $1.5 billion.
But, wait — does this list include soccer squads from across the Atlantic? I did some digging and found that, again according to Forbes, Manchester United is actually worth more than the mighty Cowboys. The Red Devils are worth an estimated 1.8 billion bucks.
As for the other major sports, the New York Knicks, despite their horrible on-court performance, are the NBA’s most valuable team. In baseball, the honor goes to the New York Yankees (congratulations, Mr. Steinbrenner), and in hockey, the Toronto Maple Leafs boast the highest value ($413 million).
So, that’s the scoop on professional sports. Is there anyway to tell which college sports team is worth the most money? Notre Dame’s football team? Duke’s basketball team? Erie Community College’s bowling team? Do some research and leave me a note below!
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