Forty years ago today, George Steinbrenner (and a group of minority investors) purchased the Yankees from CBS for a whopping $10M. The inflation calculator tells me that’s a touch over $51.5M in present day dollars. Helluva deal. Steinbrenner actually first tried to purchase the Indians one year prior to purchasing the Yankees, but that deal fell apart. I wonder how different things would be if The Boss had landed in Cleveland and not New York.
Anyway, here is your open thread for the evening. The Knicks are playing tonight, plus you’ve got the Fiesta Bowl (Oregon vs. Kansas State). Talk about either game or anything else here. Have at it.