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Jerry: Hicks Was Easy Target For Liverpool Fans



    Jerry: Hicks Was Easy Target For Liverpool Fans
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    SAN DIEGO, CA - SEPTEMBER 29: Dallas Cowboys owner, president and general manager Jerry Jones looks on prior to the start of the game against the San Diego Chargers at Qualcomm Stadium on September 29, 2013 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Jerry Jones

    Of course, Jerry Jones is in London this week with the Dallas Cowboys, which leads people to ask him about the possibility of some day buying a Premiership team to add to his collection of business interests.

    What those 'mates over there don't know is that there is no way possible Jerry could spread himself over owning two sports franchises like his buddy Tom Hicks used to do when he owned the Texas Rangers and Dallas Stars at the same time.

    Then, Jerry said, Hicks got in over his head when he decided to buy Liverpool — a venture that lasted just three years before he was forced to sell by ravenous Liverpool supporters who went as far as to send Hicks death threats.

    Jones compared Hicks being an American and invading English territory to him being from Arkansas and buying the Cowboys back in the late 1980s. While that might be a bit far-fetched, there could be something to it.

    "In college I played for the University of Arkansas and the only competition we had were all Texas teams, and certainly there was a bit of intensity when I bought the Cowboys from all of our Texas base being from Arkansas," Jones told the Daily Mirror. "I think Tom had some of that."

    Jones went on to say his ownership style would never fit owning multiple teams, and anyone who is familiar with Jerry knows that's true.

    "I think the world of him, but the dynamics that were involved there, involved in three different sports at the same time, wouldn’t fit me," Jones said of Hicks. "I would have to delegate a lot more, and that’s not my style."