Cuban told Dallas News that he is not interested “at all” in any NFL franchise.
The league is in decline, he told the newspaper. His current NBA endeavor is a better deal. “There’s no team I would want,” he said, referring to football, before praising his Dallas Mavericks.
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Cuban has said that he thinks the NFL is imploding due to protests against the flag, the national anthem and President Trump.
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“Why would I buy an NFL team if I think the league is in decline?” he said, referring to his past and recently reasserted opinion that an NFL “implosion” is underway.
“There’s no team I would want other than the Mavericks, certainly no football team in the universe,” Cuban said. “There’s not even a close second.
“I love the Mavs. I love Dallas. I mean, Charlotte’s a great city, but there’s nothing I don’t like here — other than losing right now. I would never turn my back on the city of Dallas.
“Like I’ve always said, Dallas has given me so much. And what am I going to say to my son and his friends or my daughter and her friends: ‘Oh, yeah: Football’s dangerous for you, but I bought a football team.”
Besides, even if he did decide the NFL was a worthwhile move for him: How many current NFL owners would vote to “welcome him into the club,” given his past statements about the league?
“I doubt it,” Cuban said with a smile. “But that isn’t even a consideration.”
When will Roger Goddell learn? It would be better to let go of 10% of his on-field talent than lose 50% of the fans.