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    Fred Smith out of running for Rams Owner

    Last Friday the Rams-for-sale saga took an interesting, hopeful (for those who'd like to see the team stay in STL anyway) turn when a report surfaced that FedEx founder and CEO Fred Smith had emerged as a potential buyer.
    Well, scratch that. A source connected to Smith told the Memphis Commercial Appeal that Smith was not interested in the Rams. As we pointed out last week, Smith never acknowledged being interested in the Rams; his name just popped up as a nice fit...probably floated by folks wanting to find some security for the Rams.
    There's still a couple horses in this race with the Checketts group and Stan Kroenke. My money's still on Kroenke, but the race is far from over.


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    Re: Fred Smith out of running for Rams Owner

    You mean it was just a RUMOR!!!???? but i saw it! it was there in writing and everything!

    in my best C. Heston voice: "damn you, you speculating monkeys. damn you all to hell"

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    Re: Fred Smith out of running for Rams Owner

    But the interwebz never lies! What's going on? I vote Kronke as well, he'd only have to buy like 11% if he really wanted to.

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    Re: Fred Smith out of running for Rams Owner

    Quote Originally Posted by TekeRam View Post
    But the interwebz never lies! What's going on? I vote Kronke as well, he'd only have to buy like 11% if he really wanted to.
    But that 11% won't generate enough cash for the Rosenblooms to payoff Uncle Sam.

    P.S. What a crock the Estate Tax is. You gotta pay just to die in this country. Ridiculous.
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    Re: Fred Smith out of running for Rams Owner

    Like in presidential politics, when they say they aint... they're all in.
    "The horror"

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    Re: Fred Smith out of running for Rams Owner

    True enough Hub. What did we come up with as the minimum that they could sell? Like 25%?

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    Re: Fred Smith out of running for Rams Owner

    I am be finalizing a deal to purchase the Rams with my team of investors which includes Bernie Miklasz, Anne Coulter, Kid Rock, Rosie O'Donnell, the Olsen Twins, Vanna White, Luke Perry, Iggy Pop, Henry Winkler and the entire cast of The Facts of Life.

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    Re: Fred Smith out of running for Rams Owner

    Quote Originally Posted by TekeRam View Post
    True enough Hub. What did we come up with as the minimum that they could sell? Like 25%?
    Yea. I'd say 25% should do it, assuming no other major cash source. They're going to need roughly $230M. A quarter interest in a $900M franchise should get them about enough.
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    Re: Fred Smith out of running for Rams Owner

    Quote Originally Posted by HUbison View Post
    Yea. I'd say 25% should do it, assuming no other major cash source. They're going to need roughly $230M. A quarter interest in a $900M franchise should get them about enough.
    You know, the more I think about it, they really just need to call one of those tax "help" (evasion) groups. You know, the kind with ads that have people settling their $100,000 tax debt for a few thousand?

    "I'm Chip, and I owed over a quarter million dollars. TaxHelp made it so I only paid $2.50! Thanks TaxHelp!"

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    Re: Fred Smith out of running for Rams Owner

    Quote Originally Posted by TekeRam View Post
    "I'm Chip, and I owed over a quarter million dollars. TaxHelp made it so I only paid $2.50! Thanks TaxHelp!"
    Heh!! He wishes. Unfortunately, Chippy owes more like a quarter of a BILLION ($230 Million) dollars. Too bad he can't just print up some dough the way the Fed does. It would be worth about the same.

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