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Poll: The Best (and Worst) Owners in Sports

With the Cubs nearing a change of ownership, a thought occurred to us here at TheStreet: Fans have one definition of quality management; investors another. One prizes championships, the other ROI.

And although team owners will say publicly that the two must overlap, realists will argue that that's as empty as a coach's soundbites; if you want them to compete for titles, pro sports teams remain trophy-holding money sinks.

With this in mind, what would a list of the best and worst owners in sports look like?

And if you were to pull a massive 10-bagger and find yourself flush with billions in buyout funds, which team would you buy?

Take our poll and speak your mind.

Chicago Cubs

1. Who is the best owner in sports?

Jerry Buss (Los Angeles Lakers)
John Henry (Boston Red Sox)
Robert Kraft (New England Patriots)
Rooney Family (Pittsburgh Steelers)
Steinbrenner Family (New York Yankees)

2. Who is the worst owner in sports?

The Tribune Co. (Chicago Cubs)
Al Davis (Oakland Raiders)
James Dolan (New York Knicks)
Tom Hicks (Texas Rangers)
Donald Sterling (Los Angeles Clippers)

3. Which franchise would you most want to own?

Chicago Cubs
New York Yankees
Los Angeles Lakers
Manchester United
New England Patriots

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