October 14, 2004


Well, it looks like Malcolm Glazer, owner of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, may be dead in the water when it comes to taking ownership of the vaunted Manchester United soccer team in England. That is, if Scotsman.com has any validity in its reports.

Who's to say why it might have fallen through. Certainly the vitriol with which the Glazier bid for the most valuable sports franchise in the world was greeted had to be a factor.

Man U fans erupted with hatred when he announced his bid for takeover. Some even flew to Tampa to protest outside of Buccaneers games.

It got so bad, they created ads to mock Mal and his family. Rev. Joe Kendall, star of the show "Pastor Cop" and 1996's Crimefighting Clergyman of the Year, sent me a couple of them:


I love me some topical soccer humor. No overstatement here at all.

Then there's this one:


They even wrote a batch of lyrics to the the tune of the "Addams Family" theme:
They all have giant ears,
And Malcom has a beard.
They own the Buccaneers,
The Glazer Family.

To see all the lyrics and view a large version of the ad, click here.

Posted by Jeff at October 14, 2004 10:09 PM | TrackBack