The Miami Dolphins may soon have to change their name to something more celebrity stylish…like those really freaked out names that stars give their children. The Phins are set to announce yet another minority interest sale of the team to yet another celebrity.
On Tuesday in New York, according to a Miami Herald article, singer/songwriter and award winning artist who is better known as Jennifer Lopez’s husband, Marc Anthony, will be announced as the newest addition to the Miami Dolphins ownership group.
Mr. Lopez Anthony will join fellow minority owner’s the Estefan’s, Gloria and Emilio as the team takes on a far more hispanic ownership curve. Stephen Ross loves celebrities and it is unlikely that this will be the end of his reaching out to those with the star power. Recently it was reported that Ross’ first choice was Jon Bon Jovi. Bon Jovi reportedly turned him down.
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, ESPN president George Bodenheimer, and of course Ross, will be at the announcment. The news is hardly surprising but the inclusion of ESPN’s president is odd.
Roger Goodell makes sense, sort of. The news is hardly earth shattering and the ramifications of yet another new owner hardly means squat in the overall picture of things within the organization. Anthony will likely be another part of the marketing ploy to bring more locals to the Sunday games. But why is the head of ESPN showing up?
It’s a question I have no answer for or am simply missing something that I haven’t grasped yet. So far this offseason, since Ross has taken over the team completly, Jimmy Buffet is involved, Emilio and Gloria are part owners, and now Anthony have joined the team.
Is this a good thing, a bad thing, or no big deal? One thing is for certain, it’s something that no other NFL team has tried.