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    Most Valuable Sports Franchises Of 2017

    Below is the full list of the most valuable teams across all sports (51 this year thanks to a tie at $1.75 billion between the New Orleans Saints and Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim). Values are based on Forbes valuations done over the past year for NFL, NHL, NBA, MLB, F1, soccer and Nascar (no NHL, F1 or Nascar teams made the top 50).

    Rank, Team, Value, 1-Yr change (Sport)

    1. Dallas Cowboys, $4.2 billion, 5% (NFL)

    2. New York Yankees, $3.7 billion, 9% (MLB)

    3. Manchester United, $3.69 billion, 11% (Soccer)

    4. Barcelona, $3.64 billion, 2% (Soccer)

    5. Real Madrid, $3.58 billion, -2% (Soccer)

    6. New England Patriots, $3.4 billion, 6% (NFL)

    7. New York Knicks, $3.3 billion, 10% (NBA)

    8. New York Giants, $3.1 billion, 11% (NFL)

    9. San Francisco 49ers, $3 billion, 11% (NFL)

    9. Los Angeles Lakers, $3 billion, 11% (NBA)

    11. Washington Redskins, $2.95 billion, 4% (NFL)

    12. Los Angeles Rams, $2.9 billion, 100% (NFL)

    13. New York Jets, $2.75 billion, 6% (NFL)

    13. Los Angeles Dodgers, $2.75 billion, 10% (MLB)

    15. Bayern Munich, $2.71 billion, 1% (Soccer)

    16. Chicago Bears, $2.7 billion, 10% (NFL)

    16. Boston Red Sox, $2.7 billion, 17% (MLB)

    18. Chicago Cubs, $2.68 billion, 22% (MLB)

    19. San Francisco Giants, $2.65 billion, 18% (MLB)

    20. Houston Texans, $2.6 billion, 4% (NFL)

    20. Golden State Warriors, $2.6 billion, 37% (NBA)

    22. Philadelphia Eagles, $2.5 billion, 4% (NFL)

    22. Chicago Bulls, $2.5 billion, 9% (NBA)

    24. Denver Broncos, $2.4 billion, 24% (NFL)

    25. Miami Dolphins, $2.38 billion, 28% (NFL)

    26. Green Bay Packers, $2.35 billion, 21% (NFL)

    27. Baltimore Ravens, $2.3 billion, 19% (NFL)

    28. Pittsburgh Steelers, $2.25 billion, 18% (NFL)

    29. Seattle Seahawks, $2.25 billion, 19% (NFL)

    30. Minnesota Vikings, $2.2 billion, 38% (NFL)

    30. Boston Celtics, $2.2 billion, 5% (NBA)

    32. Indianapolis Colts, $2.18 billion, 16% (NFL)

    33. Atlanta Falcons, $2.13 billion, 27% (NFL)

    34. Oakland Raiders, $2.1 billion, 47% (NFL)

    35. Manchester City, $2.083 billion, 8% (Soccer)

    36. Los Angeles Chargers, $2.08 billion, 36% (NFL)

    37. Carolina Panthers, $2.075 billion, 33% (NFL)

    38. Arizona Cardinals, $2.025 billion, 31% (NFL)

    39. Tennessee Titans, $2 billion, 34% (NFL)

    39. Los Angeles Clippers, $2 billion, 0% (NBA)

    39. New York Mets, $2 billion, 21% (MLB)

    42. Jacksonville Jaguars, $1.95 billion, 32% (NFL)

    43. Arsenal, $1.93 billion, -4% (Soccer)

    44. Kansas City Chiefs, $1.88 billion, 23% (NFL)

    45. Cleveland Browns, $1.85 billion, 23% (NFL)

    46. Chelsea, $1.845 billion, 11% (Soccer)

    47. Tampa Bay Buccaneers, $1.8 billion, 19% (NFL)

    47. Brooklyn Nets, $1.8 billion, 6% (NBA)

    47. St Louis Cardinals, $1.8 billion, 12% (MLB)

    50. New Orleans Saints, $1.75 billion, 16% (NFL)

    50. Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, $1.75 billion, 31% (MLB)

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    lol. Jerry Jones

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    cant believe jags and browns made the list

    every nfl team must have

    It's a conspiracy

    casino is rigged


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    I wouldn't pay a dollar for the Titans

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    Quote Originally Posted by lakerboy View Post
    I wouldn't pay a dollar for the Titans

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    The Jaguars rose 32% and Real Madrid decreased 2% in value. Weird

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    Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov has “warmed recently to the possibility” of selling controlling interest in the team, according to Josh Kosman and Brian Lewis of The New York Post.

    Prokhorov’s original plan was to sell a minority stake in the franchise — up to 49% — while remaining the majority owner. However, the tepid response to that offer, combined with the potential sale price of the Houston Rockets that may go as high as $2 billion, has Prokhorov rethinking his decision.

    Sources tell the authors that Nets officials believe some of the prospective buyers of the Rockets may be interested in Brooklyn if a majority share becomes available.

    The two teams are among the most popular NBA franchises in China, given Houston’s connection to Yao Ming and the Nets having Jeremy Lin in their backcourt. Mike Zavodsky, the Nets’ executive VP of global partnerships, is touring China this week and has 20 meetings arranged with potential buyers.

    “Our brand in China is growing, in merchandise sales and commercially,” said Brett Yormark, CEO of the Nets and Barclays Center.

    The team lost roughly $150MM three years ago, but its finances have improved dramatically since then, with much of the windfall coming through a deal with the YES Network that pays the Nets $50MM a year. Reducing salary has also played a role as the team may turn a profit for the first time since coming to Brooklyn in 2012.

    The NBA Finance Committee recently approved Prokhorov’s plan to split corporate ownership of the team and Barclays Center.

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