Forbes has posted another one of those “Top lists”, this time ranking the 50 most valuable sports teams. The San Francisco 49ers have come in at #10, tied with the Los Angeles Lakers (basketball). They are worth an estimated $2.7 billion, an increase of 69 percent over last year.
Say what you want about the lack of spending in free agency, the stadium, whatever, the 49ers have arranged all of it to make money and they are certainly accomplishing that feat. There’s definitely a lot more to the financials than what Forbes wrote about, but it’s still impressive, especially with disaster like last season. As much as some fans want to point fingers at how the team is driven into mediocrity, it looks like it’s anything but. Even at 5-11, the 49ers are profitable.
Let’s get to the links!
Ranking All 32 NFL Receiving Corps (Pro Football Focus)
Photos: San Francisco 49ers kicker selling Texas mansion (Mercury News)
Chris Biderman makes a really good point at the end of this: 49ers become one of sports most valuable teams after move to Levi’s, per Forbes (Biderman)