Washington Redskins are the most profitable US pro sports team
It'd probably take you a while to get to it, but the Washington Redskins are the most profitable US pro sports team.
How is this possible? Well, Dan Snyder has turned the team into a corporation, which produces huge bucks, even while the team sucks.
"Snyder took a very under-marketed asset and squeezed every last cent out of it," says Dan Kaplan, finance editor at The Sports Business Journal. "He's turned the Redskins into a cash machine. And the result is a completely soulless, corporate product."
Sweet. So while Redskins fans hate Snyder, he's done a hell of a job creating a cash machine. Although, no one really benefits from that except Snyder, and possibly Albert Haynesworth.