Yes, I'm kidding people.
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The very presence of Tepper in Charlotte doomed Malik's MLS hopes, with or without a stadium. Why nobody seemed to understand that at the time is a mystery ... other than the fact that nobody who covers sports in this marker knows the first thing about pro soccer. Bigger market, better owner, bigger ambitions. There is absolutely zero confusion outside of Raleigh as to why MLS picked Charlotte for an expansion franchise. The quicker Malik realizes that dream is dead, the less money he wastes chasing unicorns in the mist.He could have possibly gone to MLS if he had money for a stadium . The Charlotte guy has a stadium and lots of cash. He bought the Panthers for $2 billion like he was buying a nickel candy bar. And now he is going to ask for tax money for a possibly domed new stadium and I would bet he gets it.
What part about super rich owner who already has an NFL franchise and an NFL stadium did I stutter on? I swear you'd argue with wallpaper.Charlotte market is not that much bigger than here. Still a small market . And they have the NFL and NBA to compete with but not major college sports like we have. . The NFL is the 800 lb monster in sports business. But since they have a stadium and deep pocket owner that's really what matters. And like I said I will be very surprised if he does not get a lot of tax money for a new FB/MLS stadium. And maybe if it's domed we can actually get a Final 4!!! From the morons at the NCAA.
What part about super rich owner who already has an NFL franchise and an NFL stadium did I stutter on? I swear you'd argue with wallpaper.
Even if Tepper didn't have any of that aside from his bank account, if he shows up in the same conference room as Steve Malik then MLS would choose Tepper 100 times out of 100 anyway.
MLS added 5 teams - Nashville, Miami, St. Louis , Sacremento and Charlotte. BTW I recall around 1997 another white elephant project was proposed right near CF stadium. What ever happened to that? Nashville and Miami started play in 2020 . The others will start in 2022 or 2023.
Most college coaches don't do well in the NFL except for a few guys like Jimmy Johnson. Many have crashed and burned.
You conveniently ignore the fact that virtually every top NFL head coach has had extensive experience coaching at the college level. Bill Belichick, the leader in terms of wins among active coaches, is the notable exception, as he had coached exclisively at the NHL level.
Every one of the other top five active coaches in all-time wins--Andy Reid, Mike Tomlin, Pete Carroll, and Sean Payton--have extensive resumes of coaching college ball.
In the end, when we talk about college head coaches making the jump, it depends on whether there success at the college level for more about recruiting or coaching. If it was the former, their chances of succeeding in the NFL will undoubtedly be low.
Other than Jimmy Johnson I can't think of a big name college head coach who did well in the NFL. Barry Switzer took over a loaded Dallas team and won a Super Bowl so I would not count him. Maybe someone else can find other examples of college guys who did well in the NFL. Bill Walsh was a mediocre college coach at Stanford and did better in the NFL.