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PostPosted: 01/09/21 7:44 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

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Is there another professional sports team owner in US sports history that was so universally hated by their players as Loeffler? Even if there is, she's most definitely up there with the worst of them.

At least the players can take solace that she's losing money.


She probably spent more on election ads in a week than she lost on the Dream in season.....



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PostPosted: 01/09/21 8:58 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

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Is there another professional sports team owner in US sports history that was so universally hated by their players as Loeffler?


The White Sox once threw a World Series to spite Charlie Comiskey's miserliness



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PostPosted: 01/09/21 3:50 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

pilight wrote:
NYSports56 wrote:
Is there another professional sports team owner in US sports history that was so universally hated by their players as Loeffler?


The White Sox once threw a World Series to spite Charlie Comiskey's miserliness


There was also Marg Schott and Donald Sterling. I can't honestly say how the players felt about them. Kelly is different from those two in that she use her platform to speak out loudly against a cause the players believed strongly in.



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PostPosted: 01/11/21 11:33 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Now Renee Montgomery is a football team owner. She owns a team in the Fan Controlled Football league. I guess fans vote on which players the team should have. Seems like if it a WBB team all of us amateur GM's would love it.

https://www.ajc.com/sports/state-sports/renee-montgomery-opts-into-football-league/QLEWYYECGZHXZKQQLGZ7O2LDXY/



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PostPosted: 01/11/21 5:20 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

pilight wrote:
NYSports56 wrote:
Is there another professional sports team owner in US sports history that was so universally hated by their players as Loeffler?


The White Sox once threw a World Series to spite Charlie Comiskey's miserliness


That's a good answer. Pretty much on a par with Loeffler, the way I look at it.


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PostPosted: 01/12/21 4:38 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

There’s Nothing Strange About Kelly Loeffler Owning A WNBA Team

https://defector.com/theres-nothing-strange-about-kelly-loeffler-owning-a-wnba-team/

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It’s the increasingly wobbly, expansive language of women’s empowerment that led Kathy Betty to meet Loeffler in a billionaire’s box at the Georgia Dome and see in her “the WNBA ethos.” If she is publicly at odds with the ethos’s namesake organization right now, Loeffler probably still believes she—confident, tenacious go-getter Kelly Loeffler—embodies it.



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PostPosted: 01/19/21 9:24 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

A WNBA spokesperson told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution: “As it relates to the Atlanta Dream, we understand a sale of the franchise is close to being finalized. Once the sale negotiation is concluded, additional information will be provided.”

https://www.ajc.com/sports/state-sports/wnbas-atlanta-dream-on-verge-of-being-sold/IVEZT3CR6BAFHCNGWXMHNR3SJ4/


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PostPosted: 01/19/21 11:12 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

"Atlanta Dream close to being sold; Kelly Loeffler to have no association with team, sources say"
https://www.espn.com/wnba/story/_/id/30744823/atlanta-dream-sale-close-being-finalized-wnba-says



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PostPosted: 01/20/21 7:00 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Im curious to find out who are the potential buyers. I saw Lebron and a couple of other athletes wanted to step up and buy the Dream. But did they put their money where their mouth is



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PostPosted: 01/20/21 9:27 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/19/us/wnba-atlanta-dream-sale-kelly-loeffler-spt-trnd/index.html



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https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/19/us/wnba-atlanta-dream-sale-kelly-loeffler-spt-trnd/index.html



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PostPosted: 01/20/21 11:09 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Michelle89 wrote:
Im curious to find out who are the potential buyers. I saw Lebron and a couple of other athletes wanted to step up and buy the Dream. But did they put their money where their mouth is


Per the ESPN article:

Sources told ESPN on Tuesday that up to five bidders have expressed interest in buying the team, with Sen. Kelly Loeffler (R-Ga.), currently a co-owner, expected to have no association with the franchise after the sale.

I hope the list of potential buyers is released.


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PostPosted: 01/20/21 11:51 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Chamath Palihapitiya is a key guy in all this - he is the richest person who tweeted he would join LeBron's group. He's also a board member of the Golden State Warriors and a minority owner of the team.


https://thesportsrush.com/is-lebron-james-buying-atlanta-dream-wnba-announces-that-sale-of-franchise-owned-by-kelly-loeffler-is-under-way/



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PostPosted: 01/20/21 7:32 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Good Riddance Kelly Loeffler, the WNBA will be better without you
Donovan Dooley (Deadspin)
January 20, 2021

Loeffler never deserved to be connected to the powerful women of the WNBA.

She stands for the suppression of marginalized voices and the WNBA will never be silent.

Good riddance Kelly Loeffler.


https://deadspin.com/good-riddance-kelly-loeffler-the-wnba-will-be-better-w-1846093803


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PostPosted: 01/20/21 9:28 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Maybe we ought to have a WNBA Owners Hall of Shame poll. Which WNBA owner was the WOAT (Worst of All Time)? Loeffler, Hideous Lord Jimmy, Paula Madison? The Maloofs? The Mystics owners Ted and Sheila. All have gotten a bit of un-love around here.....



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