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New York Giants Rank No. 9 on Forbes List of “World’s 50 Most Valuable Sports Teams”

July 16th, 2013 at 2:20 PM
By Douglas Rush

Forbes Magazine recently released their list of the World's 50 Most Valuable Sports Teams in the World and not only did the New York Giants crack the list, but they were very high up on it.

Forbes has the Giants listed as the number nine overall team in the world with an estimated worth of $1.468 billion; a big part of that contribution is from the $425 million over the next 25 years that MetLife is paying for the naming rights to their stadium MetLife Stadium.

Three other NFL franchises were ranked ahead of the Giants on the list; the Dallas Cowboys were ranked number five at $2.1 billion, the New England Patriots were ranked number six at $1.63 billion and the Washington Redskins were ranked ahead of the Giants by one spot at number eight at $1.6 billion.

Other NFL teams on the list were the Houston Texans at number 13, the New York Jets at number 14, the Philadelphia Eagles at number 15, the Chicago Bears at number 16, the San Francisco 49ers at number 17, the Green Bay Packers at number 18, the Baltimore Ravens at number 19, the Indianapolis Colts at number 20, the Denver Broncos at number 22 and the Pittsburgh Steelers at number 23.

The top two teams on the list were Real Madrid soccer club at number one and Manchester United soccer club at number two; Manchester United is owned by Malcolm Glazer; who also owns the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, who were ranked number 28 on the list.

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Tags: Football, Forbes Magazine, New York, New York Giants, NFL

12 Responses to “New York Giants Rank No. 9 on Forbes List of “World’s 50 Most Valuable Sports Teams””

  1.  GOAT56 says:

    I think it’s crazy that some are criticizing Cruz for feeling like he deserved more. Look at what Wallace and Harvin made. His contract was more than fair from his value to the team but I can’t blame him at all for feeling that way. These guys are human and not robots so worse receivers getting paid more is going to bother him some. But he wasn’t stupid enough to let that affect him in signing his contract. Look I’m not in love with the Cruz contract because I have a bad feeling about keeping Nicks long term (after we franchise him in 2014). But it seems that many want to jump on Cruz. He’s here for at least several years, is homegrown and has played well for us. He has a contract so what if he wanted more. Most of us want more.

    •  Krow says:

      No one cares that he feels the way he does. We’d just like him to shut up for a while. He’s rich … famous … and young. Most people are none of that, and tire quickly of hearing about his ‘struggles’.

      •  GOAT56 says:

        Everyone was complaining about him signing his deal. He did. I’m not rich or famous but I’m not a professional athlete. I never got the hate or the comparison to the average person for professional athletes. It’s apples to oranges. It’s not like he said he can’t feed his family lol

        •  Krow says:

          It’s not hate. Everything isn’t on one end of the spectrum or the other. It’s simply annoying … annoying to listen to people who are living the dream b1tch that their awesome lives aren’t more awesome. Whining how they were screwed into accepting $8,000,000 a year when they wanted $9,000,000. And boo hoo … how tough it was to sign that deal. You’re going to come off as a spoiled, greedy jerk.

          •  rlhjr says:

            Not to mention his handy dandy hate tweet. Perhaps Victor should just shut up and play. I love the kid and his talent. Let’s not for get what he did for the family of the youngster who was slaughtered last year.

            He’s not a rotten kid. But everyone can stand to take a chill pill as some point.
            Cruz should start thinking and talking about playing football.

  2.  Dirt says:

    If Cruz had been a free agent, he’d have signed for a lot more. That pains him.

    The level of whining about Cruz’s whining is approaching Cruz’s level of whining, or perhaps exceeded it.

    And Krow, obviously someone cares since, you know, he was asked what he thinks about it by some journalist type.

    •  Dirt says:

      As a generally positive person, I tend to view his comments in the positive. I’m glad he accepted less to be here (even if his hand was somewhat forced). He could have tried some holdout shenanigans. But he didn’t. He wants to be a Giant. He’s signed to a fair deal. He’s going to give Eli a playmaker, regardless of where he lines up.

      All that could have been gone.

      And, personally, I’d rather discuss the Cruz contract over Pugh’s contract, as the later has never actually contributed a thing to my team.

    •  Krow says:

      I was responding to Goats comments concerning G101′ers caring. As for folks here discussing his contract whining … well the title of the article was ‘Victor Cruz Says It was “Tough” to Take Less Money from New York Giants than He Felt He Deserved’.

  3.  fanfor55years says:

    Don’t care about how Victor feels, just that he signed and will be here for at least six more years. Not worried about Pugh. He’ll sign and be a big help over four or five years, probably more. Once these contract disputes go by the boards they aren’t worth worrying over.

    As for Nicks, show him the money. The ninth most valuable sports franchise in the world can afford to make a solid guarantee in the range of $20-25MM or even more. Reese will not let Hakeem get away.

  4.  Dirt says:

    FWIW, Manchester United is now a publicly owned company, trading under MANU on the NYSE. As of close today it has a market capitalization of $2.81B

  5.  KingAndrewXXIII says:

    Really wish Cruz would just shut up and focus on playing football. The ink hasn’t even dried on his contract yet, and he is already complaining about taking less? Looking like we may have another Osi-like situation on our hands in a few years…

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