Wednesday, March 6, 2013
Sports Illustrated says Jerry Jones is more powerful than Mark Cuban
In a list of the most powerful people in sports, Jerry was in the top 20.
Sports Illustrated released their list of 50 Most Powerful People in Sports on Wednesday, and two local owners made the cut.
“No owner gets the biz side of sports like Jones, 70, who pushed through construction of the 110,000-capacity Jones Mahal (a.k.a. Cowboys Stadium) and presides over what Forbes deems America’s most valuable sports franchise ($2.1 billion),” the caption read next to Jones’ photo. “Despite on-field mediocrity of late, Dallas is by far the league’s most profitable team. Now, if only owner Jones would fire G.M. Jones.”
SI.com wrote that Cuban made the list “for his force of personality, rare accessibility and willingness to embrace emerging technologies.”
NFL commissioner Roger Goodell grabbed the top spot. NBA commissioner David Stern, AEG owner Philip Anschutz, ESPN president John Skipper, and MLB commissioner Bud Selig rounded out the top five.