Arthur Blank is the latest NFL owner to drop nine figures on a boat.
What you do when you have too much money
The hottest thing in the NFL right now is buying a Dutch-made superyacht.
Jerry Jones just got one that cost $250 million. Dan Snyder’s was a measly $100 million but does include the world’s first floating IMAX theater. And now, according to TMZ, Falcons owner Arthur Blank has purchased a 295-foot vessel for $180 million. (TMZ says it’s 240 feet long, but all the yachting publications say it’s actually 295 feet.) The news was first reported by Superyachtfan.com.
The ship is called DreAMBoat (AMB being Blank’s initials) and was constructed by Oceanco, the same Dutch company that built Jones’s boat.
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Details on amenities are scarce, but we do know the boat features a “large” swimming pool on the rear deck as well as a hot tub that’s partially in the sun and partially in the shade. The owners’ deck has its own private hot tub. There are 11 sleeping cabins on board, enough to house 23 guests and 33 crew members.
Does anyone else think it’s really strange that all these NFL owners are deciding at the same time to buy outrageously extravagant yachts? It has to be some kind of tax dodge, right? Anyway, here’s something I think about often.
Does it get any more American than a bald eagle delaying a baseball game?
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An Osprey with a fish in his claws, was threatened by a pursuing bald eagle, causing the osprey to drop the fish behind second base. The fish was recovered by a Dolphin and removed from the field.pic.twitter.com/KF1F5N3GBV
Jacksonville University’s baseball stadium is right on the St. John’s River, which I guess means you’re liable to have a game interrupted by an osprey dropping a fish in shallow centerfield when chased by a bald eagle.
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