Monday, August 05, 2013

8/5 (Bezos) Quickie

Because I don't really want to talk about A-Rod and his suspension...

If I had an extra $250 million lying around like Jeff Bezos, I wouldn't buy the Washington Post (although I feel a connection to it as the paper I grew up reading). I would totally become the meddling majority owner of a sports team.

It's an interesting thing -- how to spend $250M all in one swoop -- because it forces you to really consider your priorities.

(I have to say that if I can throw off $250M on a whim, that presumes that I have already given a hefty chunk away to good causes.)

But, yeah: Sports team owner. As an instant reaction, that really does seem to be the pinnacle for me, for some reason. I'm sure with some thought, I could think of something more interesting, like owning basically whatever I wanted.

Oh, wait. With $250M, I would totally launch my long-sought-after professional football minor league and fill the insanely good opportunity between the NFL and college football.

But that's sort of like owning a sports team, right? Basically.

-- D.S.

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