drummer_god

http://3downnation.com/2017/07/13/repor ... asons-end/

B.C. Lions owner David Braley expects to have an agreement over the next couple months that would close the sale of the team at the end of the season, according to TSN’s Farhan Lalji.

In March, Braley made his first public comments since he became seriously ill over a year prior and reiterated his plans to sell the Lions.

“It has to be sold,” Braley told 3DownNation’s, Lowell Ullrich. “I’m 75 years old. I don’t want to be sitting here at 95 owning the franchise.”

Lalji:
Told David Braley has narrowed his list of potential buyers to "a few" groups. Mainly local, one not local. In the same price ballpark. ...I'm told Braley expects to have a deal in place for #BCLions within a couple of months, that would close at end of season. @CFLonTSN

Mightygoose

Hopefully it's to one of the local groups. Cancuks or Sidoo would be good IMO.

It's been dragging on too long and it's clearly showing. Fresh thinking and strong local business ties are a must.

Hopefully no future Grey Cup revenue paybacks either.

KevinRiley2

Any hint at the price?
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RedandWhite

...you cannot afford it
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yougottabekidding

Quote from: "Mightygoose"
Hopefully it's to one of the local groups. Cancuks or Sidoo would be good IMO.

It's been dragging on too long and it's clearly showing. Fresh thinking and strong local business ties are a must.

Hopefully no future Grey Cup revenue paybacks either.
Agreed, both the Canucks (my guess) or Sidoo would be great.  Organization needs new, motivated stewardship or it's just going to fade away.

Aerial

Maybe having a local buyer will be better overall for the Lions.  If they do end up in local hands that is.

As much as I know some aren't keen on David Braley as the owner,  I think each one of us here can wish all the best of health to him now and in the future.  Sounds like Braley himself knows he doesn't have the motivation etc. with his health issues to put energy into the franchise to make it work for the best.
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PTBO Dave

Quote from: "RedandWhite"
...you cannot afford it

If that's directed at Kevin, guess again. The guy buys and sells entire investment banks, for crying out loud.

Hopefully, though, he takes a pass on the Lions. Who wants to watch a bunch of robot players and cheerleaders?  :thdn:

RedandWhite

...he'd make all his players earn $31,000

Preisst

Well hopefully the new owners can rejuvenate the apathetic market for CFL football that appears to exist.
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EastVanMark

Lets hope this happens sooner than later. The CFL's version of Bill Wirtz needs to go

brianjoxx

Quote from: "Aerial"
Maybe having a local buyer will be better overall for the Lions.  If they do end up in local hands that is.

As much as I know some aren't keen on David Braley as the owner,  I think each one of us here can wish all the best of health to him now and in the future.  Sounds like Braley himself knows he doesn't have the motivation etc. with his health issues to put energy into the franchise to make it work for the best.

Actually well said.   First point. MOST teams have a president who runs total operations. They have a Business operator, a GM, Financial operator. OWNER doesn't even have a office or attend games. MOST CLUBS hope the owner stays away.!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Braley not at fault!! He pays the bill if its a financial loss year. BC is at salary cap max.
So what some are saying is untrue. You have to clean out the people running the business.
Braley doesn't do that.
Now where is Lyle???????????
Cheers

KevinRiley2

Quote from: "PTBO Dave"
Quote from: "RedandWhite"
...you cannot afford it

If that's directed at Kevin, guess again. The guy buys and sells entire investment banks, for crying out loud.

Hopefully, though, he takes a pass on the Lions. Who wants to watch a bunch of robot players and cheerleaders?  :thdn:
Sadly, R&W is right.  I can't afford it.  I just hope whoever can, pays north of $20M.  :)

Mightygoose

Quote from: "brianjoxx"
Quote from: "Aerial"
Maybe having a local buyer will be better overall for the Lions.  If they do end up in local hands that is.

As much as I know some aren't keen on David Braley as the owner,  I think each one of us here can wish all the best of health to him now and in the future.  Sounds like Braley himself knows he doesn't have the motivation etc. with his health issues to put energy into the franchise to make it work for the best.

Actually well said.   First point. MOST teams have a president who runs total operations. They have a Business operator, a GM, Financial operator. OWNER doesn't even have a office or attend games. MOST CLUBS hope the owner stays away.!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Braley not at fault!! He pays the bill if its a financial loss year. BC is at salary cap max.
So what some are saying is untrue. You have to clean out the people running the business.
Braley doesn't do that.
Now where is Lyle???????????
Cheers

I will agree that in a sales and marketing standpoint that falls at the feet of the president and his/her team under them. Both Ackles and Skulsky worked under Braley in the same role at different times and the results is night and day.

Where I would put Braley at fault is not recognizing or even caring to make changes in that end when he saw attendance fall year after year and watching the competition in the marketplace (Whitecaps) slowly gain and eventually surpassed them.  Ownership that cares doesn't take that too kindly to their business and does more than cuts a cheque at the end of each year.

Though this league likely wouldn't  be around without him, it's time to pass the torch and it's been far too long.

Grover

Quote from: "KevinRiley2"
Sadly, R&W is right.  I can't afford it.  I just hope whoever can, pays north of $20M.  :)

I suspect that number is close

Thanks to @Doc_Dave for sig

canadianfootballfan

Quote from: "KevinRiley2"
Any hint at the price?

About 20-25 million, last I heard.  A bargain really...

I remember the 90's when CFL teams were only worth 2-5 million.
 


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