Ultimate Dinosaur

When an owner loves too much

Updated: July 1, 2009, 12:59 PM ET
By Peter Keating | ESPN The Magazine

This article appears in the July 13th issue of ESPN The Magazine.

It's tempting to think that most sports problems would go away if only the gazillionaire owners would act more like fans. If they bled team colors like we do, they'd never let beloved free agents walk or threaten to leave town unless they got new stadiums…right?

Well, no. Being a fanatic and an owner means never having to admit you've gone too far. Just ask Al Davis, whose Raiders are one ...

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