Buccaneers Owner Malcolm Glazer Dies At Age 85

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  1. 86WARD

    86WARD -

    Buccaneers and Manchester United owner Malcolm Glazer died Wednesday, the NFL team announced. He was 85.

    The Bucs went to the playoffs seven times since Malcolm Glazer bought them in 1995, winning the Super Bowl in the 2002 season.

    Glazer had been in poor health in recent years and his sons Joel, Bryan and Ed had taken over the day-to-day operations of the Bucs. Glazer had a pair of strokes in April 2006, leaving him with impaired speech and limited mobility in his right arm and leg.

    "Malcolm Glazer was the guiding force behind the building of a Super Bowl-champion organization. His dedication to the community was evident in all he did, including his leadership in bringing Super Bowls to Tampa Bay," NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said in a statement. "Malcolm's commitment to the Bucs, the NFL and the people of the Tampa Bay region are the hallmarks of his legacy. Our thoughts and prayers are with his wife, Linda, their six children and the entire Glazer family."

    Glazer bought the Bucs in 1995 for a then-NFL record $192 million when they were one of the league's worst franchises. The team's fortunes soon changed as Glazer hired coach Tony Dungy and switched the team's uniforms from orange and white to red, white and pewter.

    The Bucs won their only Super Bowl championship in the 2002 season. Since Glazer bought the team, the Bucs have seven playoff berths and five playoff wins. Glazer also was instrumental in bringing two Super Bowls to Tampa and in the construction of Raymond James Stadium.

    "He was a friend and a trailblazer," Jon Gruden, who was the coach of that 2002 team, said Wednesday. "I'll miss him and I thank him for believing in me. My condolences to the Glazer family and to the Bucs organization."

  2. Buck Fenson

    Buck Fenson formerly Jake from State Farm

    rough. owners are dropping like flies. he is like what?, the fourth?
  3. DawkinsINT

    DawkinsINT Tebow free since 9/5/2015.

  4. themush

    themush iDIOT sAVANT

    R.I.P. Mr. Glazer.

    He turned my Bucs into winners....for a minute at least.
  5. Buck Fenson

    Buck Fenson formerly Jake from State Farm

    this may be your year.