Despite an unthinkably disappointing 2010 season, Dallas Cowboys’ owner and general manager Jerry Jones remains one of the most influential figures in professional sports--at least, according to the Sports Business Journal.
At tenth on the Journal’s list of the 50 most influential figures in sports, Jones actually dropped a place from last year’s rankings, giving way to the New England Patriots’ owner Robert Kraft. NFL commissioner Roger Goodell ranked first, followed by president of ESPN / ABC Sports George Bodenheimer and NBA commissioner David Stern.
Here’s what the Journal had to say about Jerry:
“Jerry Jones is not going to become the first NFL owner to field a Super Bowl team and stage the game. But he remains one of the league's most influential voices, with his revenue-rich stadium, seats on powerful committees and, notwithstanding this year's disappointing on-field product, ownership of one of the top brands in sports."
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