Top 15 Owners Who Are Hurting Their Franchises

It takes a lot of time, energy and money to run a sports franchise, and it takes even more know-how to run it well. In most scenarios, the owner of a sports franchise completely funds the team’s operations, and hires other people to make the important decisions on the field or on the ice. Other times, however, the owner gets far too involved and becomes a point of blame when the team isn’t performing well.

There are plenty of great owners out there that are beloved by their fans, such as Robert Kraft of the New England Patriots, the Rooney Family of the Pittsburgh Steelers and Peter Holt of the San Antonio Spurs. These owners have ensured that their franchises have a winning culture without a lot of drama or turnover, racking up titles along the way.

Then there are those owners who seem like they are doing their best to alienate their fan bases without showing much of a glimmer of hope at winning titles. Between money grubbing, poor decision making and general disdain for their fellow man, these owners are pressured by their fans to sell the team. Which ones are the worst, though? Here are 15 sports owners that are hurting their franchises.

15 Glen Taylor

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14 Stuart Sternberg

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13 Alan Cohen



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11 Lew Wolff


10 Jim Irsay

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9 Jimmy Haslam

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8 Jerry Jones

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7 The DeVos Family


6 Charles Wang

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5 Stan Kroenke

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4 Alex Spanos


3 Jeffrey Loria

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2 James Dolan

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1 Dan Snyder

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Without a doubt, the worst owner in all of sports is Dan Snyder of the Washington Redskins. Redskins fans are getting so distraught with trying to root for Snyder’s team that they are now only filling 81 percent of the stadium despite having the amount of seats slashed from FedEx Field, which was at one point the NFL’s largest stadium. Snyder has blown millions on washed-up free agents, leading to a lot of blowout losses. Snyder also doesn’t care that the team’s nickname is pretty much hated by anyone that’s not a Redskins fan, he continues to back RGIII despite all of the drama that has been brought on, he’s sued fans for not buying season tickets and that’s just scratching the surface. Redskins fans deserve better. As in, literally anybody.

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