Isn’t every flight out of Australia an inter-continental flight?
Why is it a bad thing? Seems better than the ungainly “sticky-outy things”, no? Obviously the best case would be neither of those options, but is there something worse about this approach, accepting that the regulations are here to stay?
I ride, but I don’t know a ton about bikes, if that makes sense. Is the thing they’re doing with the license plate bracket new? Or is that a common solution? Seems like a brilliant alternative to the horrendous looking ones that stick out 3 feet from the tail fairing, which everyone removes.
...And every other Porsche. And Wranglers. And Grand Cherokees. And Minis. And every Audi. The list goes on. This take that it’s “similar to the last one” is so weird, to me. Design can be iterative while still being a fully new car.
F1 teams are effectively F1 franchises. I’m not sure I’m picking up your point on this one. You are definitely correct that you can’t write the NFL a check and simply start scheduling games. But you can’t write F1 a check and just show up to grid, either.
Exactly. This is exactly what I’m saying. The Expansion fees help to build a moat around existing teams, which contributes to their status as an appreciating asset. The income isn’t irrelevant, but it isn’t the main driver.
The fans don’t own the team any more than I own Microsoft, but because they’re public, we can get a little more info on them than other teams. Forbes claims $62mm in profit for the Texans: https://www.forbes.com/pictures/mlm45efhhk/5-houston-texans-2/#6c21b237108c
In 2015, the Packers posted a profit of a whopping $40 million, which includes revenues from TV rights, ticket sales, etc. Chump-change relative to the Texans’ $700mm expansion fee. It’s not easy to earn that money back, at all. Read more
Jesus. The internet was a mistake.
Gene Haas just got a $200 million bump in the valuation of his team.......
What you’re describing is an issue that the expansion fee helps to solve, though. Right now, a team isn’t worth anything, because it’s easier to create one from scratch than it is to buy a pre-existing one. The team itself isn’t an asset - only what the team owns (which is how Williams got $200mm). By comparison, the… Read more
It creates a higher barrier to entry, but it definitely doesn’t mean there won’t be another team, nor did it probably increase the value of most other teams very much. Williams reportedly sold for about $200mm, which was probably a guide in setting this Expansion fee. So Williams is now worth more than $200mm, and so… Read more
I’m no Trump apologist, but how on earth do you feel like no one is talking about it? We’re talking about it on a car website. It’s September 11th, and I still see it on the front of BBC, CNN, and Fox News.
The point is that it’s twice as expensive as those cars. If you’re in the market for an Aston Martin, there’s no such thing as a Challenger with sufficient exclusivity.
At this point, it’s entirely obvious that Bronco6G is a glorified ad/PR platform for Ford. But this release is a little puzzling to me. Don’t they usually wait to release higher trim levels until the buzz from the original release has died down a little?