As anyone who knows me can tell you, I'm a big sports fan. Since the market on baseball cards is pretty much in the crapper, I decided to find teams to buy stock in. I like the technicality of minority ownership. I mean, for some reason a few media outlets made a big deal of Jay-Z owning like a billionth of a percent of the Brooklyn Nets, so why shouldn't I enjoy that same level of ownership, and with a lot less press coverage.
Among my holdings is a share of Manchester United, a no-brainer since they are not only the most valuable sports franchises in the world (according to Forbes), but one of the few that are publicly traded. A little ironic, also, as I am not universally known as a soccer fan. As my first full season as a minority shareholder kicks off, The Red Devils went out and brought Daddy home a trophy to put in my virtual case, even if it is an upstart preseason tournament.
With a come from behind 3-1 victory over Liverpool, Manchester United won the second International Champions Cup (pictured above center), which will look nice in the virtual case next to the 2014 NHL Eastern Conference Championship my New York Rangers brought home recently.
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