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Manning signing could pay for itself from a business standpoint

Say whatever you wish about Dolphins owner Stephen Ross but someone doesn't become a billionaire without some financial acumen. And in authoring the Dolphins upcoming chase of Peyton Manning, it is clear Ross's financial expertise is at work.

Simply, the addition of Manning would be a boon for the Dolphins coffers. There is no doubt about that.

I would estimate the Dolphins could easily gain 10,000 season ticket customers if they land Manning. I'm basing this on the fact that lesser offseason moves in Miami history have seen a significant spike in season tickets sales and the addition of Manning would make those moves pale by comparison.

For example, sales jumped by approximately 7,000 season tickets in 1996 when Jimmy Johnson replaced Don Shula. Sales increased by almost 8,000 season tickets in 2006 when the Dolphins traded for Daunte Culpepper.

The mountainous addition of Peyton Manning would make either of those other moves seem like a speed bump.

So if you accept that Miami's season ticket sales, lagging the past couple of years, could jump dramatically with a Manning signing all you have to do is some basic math to see where the boon would come.

With the Dolphins average season ticket price at $78.50, an increase of 10,000 tickets sold would add $7.85 million to Miami's season ticket take. Add to that approximately $2 million coming in for extra parking and assuming each customer spends, say, $30 on concessions during each game -- a conservative estimate -- you're adding another $3 million to the gross.

So on tickets, parking and concession Manning could represent perhaps $12-$13 million to Miami's bottom line. That doesn't count merchandise sales, plus any potential playoff game sales.

Cha-Ching!

Now, I'm not saying the Dolphins are going to chase Manning because they want to fill their stadium. Yes, they want to do that, but I am sold on the idea the team wants to win as much as sell tickets. Still, the selling tickets and making more money part would be a welcome outgrowth of such a signing.

And, really, I don't see how any other player addition outside of Robert Griffin III would light up the turnstiles like Manning would. Matt Flynn would not. Ryan Tannehill would not. The Dolphins could add Mario Williams and that wouldn't register like Manning would.

That fact, by the way, will not escape Manning's representation. I continue to stress to you that the much anticipated low-guarantee, incentive laden deal everyone is expecting to land Manning could easily fly out the window if some team gets desperate enough to bid high on Manning. And when you have multiple teams interested, there is definitely a chance of that happening.

But even by conservative estimates, Manning will get $8-$10 million in guaranteed money this year with perhaps another $20 million deferred to 2013 or set up as some sort of option bonus.

Under that reasonable scenario, Manning would more than pay for himself the first year. And that is good business.

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Yesterday's Gone or becuz Bobby Griffin is NOT WORTH giving up MVP QB Peyton Manning and (5) high draft picks including 2012 1st round & 2013 1st round

Give up on the Bobby an unproven college player competing in the (lol) PAC 12 girl's defenses

Jeff Darlington now on NFL Network talking Miami & Peyton :)

On a separate note: don't add Reggie Wayne either; signing him only screws up the development of our younger WR. An upgrade over Hartline is fine but make it all worth it, Wayne (like Driver) would be too old (Hartline would become the Brandon Stockely for Manning if he came here)

Clyde,

Youre making yourself look like a jet troll with your hatorade comments. Duhhh..... everyone knows Manning goes wherever he chooses. We just report why Miami could be the front runner for his services.

We all know nothing's guaranteed until his name's on a Dolphin contract in dried ink. Duhhhhhhhhhh... Are you the poster who at times signs in as "captain Obvious"?

What's with the Home on the Herald name? What does it stand for? Are you a beat writer or reporter for a newspaper or network?

Kansas city w QB Cassel & Bills w QB Fitzpatrick

both spent HUGE money on their Flynn type QB and
Now are both reported by NFL Network to want Peyton Manning and dump these way over paid scrubs

lol

Home was right about QB Flynn the joke w a 68 Qb rating -minus his one good game

griffin is the answer, caome on ireland make your mark for once

Yesterday,

I laughed at your comment that Florida was close to New Orleans. That is a stretch friend.

Now you resort to call me a jet troll because you didn't like my comment.

Very shallow.

Funny, when you have Ireland as your GM, you dont mind the owner meddling.

All assumptions are that the Dolphins will actually do something with the draft picks.... which they have not done for 10 years

I agree with Mark....Peyton is a "Southern Boy" and he has no interest in moving to NJ and play for the Jets.

Washington DC...so he can play against his brother twice a year? No thanks!

KC....your talking KC? get real!

Miami is in the DRIVERS SEAT to land Petyon!

Peyton Manning just released a statement:

I have requested a restraining order against my stalker. His name is Dolphin blogger, Home.

For months now, he has sent me love letters, telling me of his undying love. Each letter is sealed with the stamped image of a plane with a combustion trail.

Safe to say, I will not jeopordize my family by signing with the Dolphins in this lunatics home state.

kc is front runner for manning, lets hope for our sake he goes there.

Where is my dildo?

DC, interesting take on the houston scenario. Any scenario which ends with rg3 in Miami works for me too. Manning or rg3 would be the ultimate offseason.

Where is my dildo?
Posted by: NJPHINFAN | March 07, 2012 at 11:14 AM

this is Home

Ok Mando Home has hit the target number u requested in good/bad blog hits.

Please get my check out right away.

ThanX
Home

Can you imagine Peyton going to the Jets and having Tony Sparano as his OC?
Just don't see it...but if he does choose NY over Miami you can bet there will be a "bounty" on his head when he visits Miami next season.

Ok Mando Home has hit the target number u requested in good/bad blog hits.
Please get my check out right away.
ThanX
Home
Posted by: Home for Christ's Sake ; ) | March 07, 2012 at 11:15 AM

Loser alert

Nevermind, i left it at the gym in the shower.

Kc the front runner, yeah I can see peyton tripping over himself to play in minus degree weather in November.

Clyde,

Do you have a U.S map handy? Of the teams pursuing Manning, Miami's far closer to his home State of Louisiana. Check for yourself.

Nevermind, i left it at the gym in the shower.
Posted by: NJPHINFAN | March 07, 2012 at 11:16 AM

this is home

Reads like more stupidity ONCE AGAIN folks!

I'm out.

Mark in Toronto

Sounds like you need to head to south Florida for a thawing out.

Chemtrails and windy here. Ws very bright and sunny high 70s y-day , night high 60 considered a lil cold here)

Friday no more of that northern wind here and back to 80s and beach paradise

Maybe u could meet Peyton in South Beach by the pool and discuss offensive formations?

Signing Manning almost guarantees Soliai's out the door. Unless Soliai's willing to sign for about $6 million a year max. But it looks like the Steelers are clearing cap room to sign Soliai or Mario Williams.

Home sure is the epitomy of stupidity, ozkar. He ruins the blog for everyone. I hope you come back soon!

So we "Illiterate Omar" on the SS and

"Mando Math" on the Herald

There Is No place Like Home

There Is No Place Like Home

There Is No Place Like Home

have a HAARPy day :(

By golly, on the map New Orleans appears to be walking distance from Miami.

It's settled. Although Havana is even closer. Does the NFL have a team in Havana?

Home sure is the epitomy of stupidity, ozkar. He ruins the blog for everyone. I hope you come back soon!

Posted by: Petition to rid the blog of this home idiot! | March 07, 2012 at 11:23 AM

reply:
I was referring to you BUTT PLUG !!!
Home at lest has something to add, that love em or hate em is usually right.

ThanX ozkar

Agreed

mark i live in kc. never minus degrees in nov,lol. snowed once this winter. idiot fans here already acting like hes a chief, i keep telling them i hope their right. but crennel messed up talking about him by name , could be in trouble. but hes had discussions already with them and loves the skill players on their offense and very good young defense in a very very weak division with a team that has no ocord so manning would run whatever offense he wanted to for the 2 games he plays

Reggie Wayne has called South Florida home every offseason since entered the league back in 2001, and sources say the former Miami Hurricanes standout is open to making Miami his in-season home, signing with the Miami Dolphins.

Could Reggie Wayne and Peyton Manning be a package deal?

Wayne, a five-time Pro Bowler with the Indianapolis Colts, become an unrestricted free agent on March 13. He could become part of a package deal that includes future Hall of Fame quarterback Peyton Manning, who will be released by the Colts today.

speaking of new orleans, randy moss might score 20 tds with brees

Clyde,

Im sure Ross will give Peyton exclusive use of both his helicopter and private jet to commute back and forth to New Orleans as he wishes. LOL

reply:
I was referring to you BUTT PLUG !!!
Home at lest has something to add, that love em or hate em is usually right.
Posted by: ozkar | March 07, 2012 at 11:26 AM

this is home too

The Dolphins could address some of its offensive line issues by signing Saturday and moving Mike Pouncey, last year’s first-round pick, to right guard.

The word on the street is Miami does have the inside track. We'll see soon enough. I would think in a week Peyton will be signed somewhere.

FYI

NOT!
You are an idiot, beat it troll!

Home,

I can see Bess being out of Miami with Manning coming in too. I just cant see having a slow dink and dunk wr when you have a Peyton Manning.

I see Hartline remaining in Miami but replacing Bess in the slot. I see Clyde Gates becoming a faster version of Pierre Garcon with Manning coming in. Manning will make Clyde Gates a legit threat.

a week?? wow but he cant even throw a football at better than 60 percent.

I was referring to you BUTT PLUG !!!
Home at lest has something to add, that love em or hate em is usually right.

Posted by: ozkar | March 07, 2012 at 11:26 AM

this is home too

Posted by: FYI | March 07, 2012 at 11:29 AM

EXACTLY!!!! LMAO LMAO LMAO No one pays any attention to Home or replies to him except HIMSELF! Ozkar replied which makes him Home LMAO

LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOSERRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR

FYI
NOT!
You are an idiot, beat it troll!
Posted by: ozkar | March 07, 2012 at 11:34 AM

This is home

Home, ignore the buffoons. You are a great poster here and I enjoy your posts and insight.

dustybottom,

Im a Rg3 enthusiast as much as you and would like to both he and Manning in Miami.

But common man, Peyton Manning at 60% is an upgrade to Matt Moore. Come on man, come on man... LOL

clyde gates, hilarious. now ive heard it all

The media and the sheep who follow it are so stupid. There was zero chance--none--that Tebow would humiliate himself by going on the Bachelor trash TV show. No chance. That he would not do that was blatantly obvious to anyone with a brain. He really is the real deal, is potentially dating Taylor Swift, and has no need for the prostitute wannabee skanks on that show.

Ross makes MILLIONS if he can get Manning!

dusty

Nobody seems to care whether Peyton can throw the football. The motto is sign him and worry about that later. LOL.

Saw a survey that said over 70% of the fans agree that Manning should go to Miami.

Peyton Manning in a Dolphin's uniform! Get used to it!

He immediately makes this team better!

GO FINS!!!

Home is correct on everything. I am not Home, I swear. You idiots who accuse him of creating fake supporters are stupid. You are the same idiots who cried for (1) Orton, then (2) Fisher, and whoever else the media tells you stupid sheep to believe in.

Of course we want Manning and he will take us to the Super Bowl. Or if not, he's still worth getting. There will be other QB options.

FYI
NOT!
You are an idiot, beat it troll!
Posted by: ozkar | March 07, 2012 at 11:34 AM

Dude, you are FRIGGIN` PATHETIC! Holy Christ! You even structure your posts the same and you're not the same person? LOLOLOL You're not even creeative enough to TRY to fool people into thinking your different! A simpleton can't trick someone smarter than them.

Here's how Home posts under his home & ozkar names:

Few Words

New Line

Few more words then
A new line

GET LOST YOU BLOG TROLL!!!!!!!!!!

Y-G
Agree on Peyton making ALL WRS & TEs BETTER

but dont see the Dolphins getting rid of Simply The Bess

In 2010 season Simply The Bess was the 2nd best 3rd down conversion receiver in the NFL

In 2011 season Simply The Bess was the 2nd best Punt Returner

Bess cannot pick his routes which are usually short slot routes, but he is highly effective in the slot position

Simply The Bess will be a star w Peyton Manning

Unfortunately WR Brian Hartline might be seeing more pine if the likes of Reggie Wayne signs w our team

Hartline is still under contract w us and IMO is the most underrated WR
Hartline also catches EVERYTHING in practice & scrimmages

agree on that yesterday,lol. but griffin is the answer for this franchise. let someone else sign manning and go 10-6 for 3 straight years with one playoff win. then they are set back. griffin could elevate us to an elite team and build around him for years to come. bradys career will go longer than mannings, but no chance it goes longer than griffins

petition to rid..., you are a stupid schmuck and you need to shut your stupid, ugly, uneducated, trash mouth.

Home is correct on everything and I swear to God I am not he. Craig and most others (anyone with a brain) agree with me too.

dustybottoms,

With Manning Gates doesnt have to be a "complete wr" just yet. All he has to be able to do is blow the top off of the deep safety. Manning will put the ball on the money at least 6 out of 10 times.

The qb's we have now might connect on a wide open Gates behind the defense maybe 1 out of 20 throws. Thats why Gates needs to be a complete wr with our present qb's.

God you are stupid petition. Home is CLEARLY not Ozkar, who is an uneducated Hispanic who barely speaks English, clearly, to anyone who is literate.

Clearly 2 different posters.

Home, ignore the buffoons. You are a great poster here and I enjoy your posts and insight.
Posted by: Craig M | March 07, 2012 at 11:39 AM

This is home. You have to be. If not, you're dumber than a rock!

God you are stupid petition. Home is CLEARLY not Ozkar, who is an uneducated Hispanic who barely speaks English, clearly, to anyone who is literate.
Clearly 2 different posters.

Posted by: Lord | March 07, 2012 at 11:44 AM

This is home too.

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