Bears 14th Most Valuable Sports Franchise....
Bears rank 14th on Forbes most valuable sports teams list
http://www.chicagotribune.com/media/...0-14153406.jpg New Bears chairman George McCaskey. (Chris Sweda/Tribune)
Staff report 5:47 p.m. CDT, July 14, 2011
The Chicago Bears are the 14th most valuable franchise in sports, according to Forbes Magazine's annual list.
The Bears, valued at $1.07 billion, were the ninth richest NFL franchise on the list.
In fact, all 32 NFL teams made the list, which likely resulted in some head-scratching from players locked out in a labor impasse by owners who are fighting for a bigger cut of the league's $9 billion in revenue.
The Top 10 looks like this: Manchester United ($1.86 billion), Dallas Cowboys ($1.81 billion), New York Yankees ($1.7 billion), Washington Redskins ($1.55 billion), Real Madrid ($1.45 billion), New England Patriots ($1.37 billion), Arsenal ($1.9 billion), New York Giants ($1.18 billion), Houston Texans ($1.7 billion) and the New York Jets ($1.14 billion).
The Cubs ($773 million) are ranked No. 42.
Only two NBA franchises made the list: The New York Knicks at No. 47, worth $655 million and the Los Angeles Lakers at No. 48, worth $643 million.
Here's the full list.
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