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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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Petition, for the 9th time, it's "you're." It's a contraction for "you are." Basic 1st grade stuff here.

hilarious tracy that sounds just like last years poll on kyle orton, genius

Home is also correct to note the *laughable* junior varsity conference in which RGIII played. Nobody knows what he can do against real defenses. Until you play against SEC defenses, you have not played against any NFL players. Period. This is a proven fact.

Before you stupid, ignorant, spoiled thug UM people respond, please note the bowl record of the SEC vs everyone else for the past 15 years, and then shut your stupid face.

im not buying it, gates was a plain awful pick. james jett

Thhis blog is becoming a circus act, where are the regulars

YG clueless as usual. Hartline is not a slot receiver. He'll be riding the pine and out of the league next year. No value whatsoever.

Dolphins look like a good fit for Manning. They have beautiful weather, and Manning is familiar with the area, as he has a condo in South Beach. They also have a consistent defense that finished sixth in the NFL in points allowed last year. They have playmakers on offense in Brandon Marshall and Reggie Bush and an elite left tackle (Jake Long). Add Manning at quarterback, and this is a team that could make a deep playoff run in a weakened AFC.

It also doesn’t hurt that the Dolphins play at Indianapolis in 2012. Manning, a fiery competitor, would love the chance to beat his old team on their turf. He also would have marquee match ups in 2012 against the Patriots and Jets.

Just a shame that with all of that great blinding speed Clyde Gates has. He would first have to become a "complete wr" to be effective with our current qb's.

Peyton Manning changes all of that. Gates will have a "Mike Wallace" type impact nunder Manning.

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

LOL You're not he right? LMAO

I love you sticking up for yourself under different names. Someone has to right? You know whats funny, I am not FYI! He's on you just like I am for being a dumbas*!

It's been CLEARLY proven you are Walker, Tim Knight, ozkar, NJPHINFAN, impersonating Craig M now. Who else?Even using names from the SS of people who hate you too LMAO

You're a desperate, pathetic, waste of human flesh! The funnier part is, YOU KNOW IT LOLOLOL

yeah great thinking lord, no good players play defense in big 12. taking von miller was an awful pick by denver last year,idiots

YG, Gates couldnt get open, so how is it that because Manning is signed he knows how to get open?

Of course Moss will have a great year. That is obvious, and we are stupid not to go for him.

Home is also correct to note the *laughable* junior varsity conference in which RGIII played.

Posted by: Lord | March 07, 2012 at 11:48 AM

Brought to you by Home thru Lord

MNF in Indy 2012

Luck & Colts (losing record)vs Manning & Miami (winning record)

Miami Wins!

Go Dolphins!

yeah great thinking lord, no good players play defense in big 12. taking von miller was an awful pick by denver last year,idiots
Posted by: dusty bottoms | March 07, 2012 at 11:51 AM

Obviously, dumb people say dumb things Dusty. What do you expect from home?

MNF in Indy 2012
Luck & Colts (losing record)vs Manning & Miami (winning record)
Miami Wins!
Go Dolphins!
Posted by: Home on the Herald | March 07, 2012 at 11:53 AM

this is ozkar, lord, njphinfan, tim knight, walker etc

Home wants Manning's phone ringing during the press conference, with Jeff Ireland and Stephen Ross being patched through from the hovering helicopter.
As soon as Irsay is done talking, Home wants a Dolphins curtain to roll down over the Colts background, and Joe Philbin to be standing up there telling everyone that the Dolphins got their man. Home wants Brandon Marshall to stand up in the back of the room, and Peyton throw him a pass as soon as he finishes taking questions.

Home wants Manning to tell everyone he's taking his talents to South Beach.


Go Phins!

marquee matchup vs the jets?? uh the jets are horrible

No way Manning goes to the Jets(NY). Peyton's not going to NY to steal the thunder from brother Eli. Because Eli's in NY, rest assured that rules out the Jets. He wouldnt do that to his brother.

Peyton began his pro career in the AFC East. You guys do remember when the Colts were in the Afc East right?

How ironic would it be that he begins and ends his career in the Afc East(Miami).

yesterday i love your post but are u drunk today? gates is garbage, mike wallace is a pimp

AWWWLLLRRRIGGHHHTT HOME!

The Sentinel & Herald Blogs, along with Peyton Manning, want Home to fall off the face of the earth for the betterment of humanity.

Reggie Wayne just admitted on 560am that he wants to play for the Fins. Manning, Marshall, Bush & Wayne. That's scary!

AWWWLLLRRRIGGHHHTT HOME!
Posted by: Stanger | March 07, 2012 at 11:58 AM

this is home, njphinfan, tim knight, walker, ozkar, lord, etc

manning has only 2 choices, kc is the leading contender, miami a close second. no other choices, san fran was the only place he could still win with his current noodle arm but harbaugh is to smart to want him.

I see my impostor is back at 11:39 am.....cute!

The move that makes the least is sense to me is Peyton going to NYJ. That's the least likely scenario in my opinion. Jets are a cold-weather team, their roster is getting older, they have holes all over the place, they're tight to the cap and they have a lot of selfish players on the team. IMO, the Rex Ryan act is growing thin and it wouldn't surprise me at all to see Rex gone in a year or two. To me, the whole thing is a circus. I just can't see Manning picking this option at all.

I have nerve regeneration failure in my penis and nothing else to say

Peyton now live making announcement!

Press conference on the NFL networkk and 560 WQAM.

jcb that was scary back in 2005! your right!

Love It!

Reggie Wayne just admitted on 560am that he wants to play for the Fins. Manning, Marshall, Bush & Wayne. That's scary!

Posted by: Jcb | March 07, 2012 at 11:59 AM

Go Miami!

Home wants Manning's phone ringing during the press conference, with Jeff Ireland and Stephen Ross being patched through from the hovering helicopter.
As soon as Irsay is done talking, Home wants a Dolphins curtain to roll down over the Colts background, and Joe Philbin to be standing up there telling everyone that the Dolphins got their man. Home wants Brandon Marshall to stand up in the back of the room, and Peyton throw him a pass as soon as he finishes taking questions.

Home wants Manning to tell everyone he's taking his talents to South Beach.


Go Phins!

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The only thing messing up this blog is the repeated insults at Home! He's been a poster here a lot longer than you have! And, while sometimes he gets side-tracked by his obsession with Chem-trails, he has been the most consistent predictor of Miami Dolphin's trades, drafts, etc. Perhaps if you would do the same, you could gain some respect here. As it stands, you're just another stupid troll!!!

Go away, troll! Go back to the Jet's blog or the SS blog or wherever you came from! No one cares about what you have to say because it's all garbage! Grow up and move out of your mother's basement already!

I have nerve regeneration failure in my penis and nothing else to say
Posted by: Posted by: Petition to rid the blog of this home idiot! | March

AWWWWW home, you're a loser. Hijacking my name now? LOLOL

Even Craig identified you as stealing his name. You know what's funny? You start posting & Lord stops posting. Irony or coincidence? What say you, your nitwit?

Craig M, fyi, Home is stealing everyones name!

Irsay crying like a beeeaattchhh

ThanX Tracy474

and Home will cut way down on chemtrail info (even though passionate about stopping The Chemtrail Aerosol Spray Program)
and will really get behind this most exciting Miami Dolphin team

What a time to be a Dolfan!

I can hear Ross' hellicopter in the background while Peyton speaks! LOL

The only thing messing up this blog is the repeated insults at Home! He's been a poster here a lot longer than you have! And, while sometimes he gets side-tracked by his obsession with Chem-trails, he has been the most consistent predictor of Miami Dolphin's trades, drafts, etc. Perhaps if you would do the same, you could gain some respect here. As it stands, you're just another stupid troll!!!
Go away, troll! Go back to the Jet's blog or the SS blog or wherever you came from! No one cares about what you have to say because it's all garbage! Grow up and move out of your mother's basement already!
Posted by: Tracy474 | March 07, 2012 at 12:03 PM

This is home

Peyton going to announce in his presser that he's now a Dolphin......yeah!!

Peyton's voice is cracking and he is sheading some tears now.

Cannot wait to get Peyton here in Miami!

Now Peyton crying like a beeaattchh

Almost like he's retiring

The NFL should be known as the MFL. The MONEY Fotball Leauge.

Posted by: Tracy474 | March 07, 2012 at 12:03 PM
This is home

Posted by: FYI | March 07, 2012 at 12:06 PM

LOL you beat me to it! Everytime! The names he creates to defend himself ALL say the SAME THING. He's a great predictor. He doesn't even know how dumb he comes off.

FYI...FYI I have never seen a prediction of his that Michael Lombardi hasn't already made LMAO

Peyton going to announce in his presser that he's now a Dolphin......yeah!!

Posted by: Craig M | March 07, 2012 at 12:06 PM

This is Home

Cmon down to Miami Peyton. Cmon down!

beautiful move by irsay, saved 28 mill. and replaced manning at the exact right time with another franchise qb

Sad day for Colts fans. Feels a lot like when Gretzky was traded from the Oilers. Only difference is that Wayne was still in his prime and healthy.

manning was a great player, hate seeing legends go out like this. reminds me of marino, wanted to keep playing but body wouldnt let him

dusty, Irsay really Lucked up.

Colts have a smart owner & new GM who knows what he's doing by letting Manning go. Miami has a dumb owner & dumber GM for wanting to sign him.

Manning & Miami WILL beat Luck & Indy in 2012

Go Phins!

true clue

Peyton says he's living the Colts but not leaving Indy. This makes Miami the ideal destination. He already owns a condo here.

FYI,

Actually 12:06pm was in fact the real me. I got caught up in the moment....sorry.

Manning absolutely STILL HAS his best games ahead of him

Extremely Competitive and Smart MVP QB Peyton Manning

Manning & Miami WILL beat Luck & Indy in 2012
Go Phins!
Posted by: Home on the Herald | March 07, 2012 at 12:12 PM

My prediction is that Home will steal another Micahel Lombardi prediction & claim it to be his.

Then make the obvious prediction of Miami beating the worst team in the NFL.

I predict the sun will rise tomorrow!

WOW!

M2M!


WOW!

FYI,
Actually 12:06pm was in fact the real me. I got caught up in the moment....sorry.
Posted by: Craig M | March 07, 2012 at 12:14 PM

this is home

I'm calling it now....Manning and Wayne to the Dolphins in 2012. Get used to it....it's happening. I'm sure you'll throw it in my face when it doesn't happen but it all just makes too much sense. A great pakcage of two guys that can still do it, one of them an ex-Hurricane. Sign them up Jeff and let's print off those playoff tickets....

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