Minor League Football’s Cedar Rapids Titans Are for Sale…On Craigslist
So, you’ve mastered the fantasy football thing and think you’re ready for the real thing. Well, you’re in luck.
If you’ve ever dreamed of owning a professional team (who hasn’t?) and have Internet access (you’re reading this, so you do), now’s the time to cobble together the coins between your cushions and take out a second mortgage: a part-owner of the Cedar Rapids Titans – yes, the Cedar Rapids Titans -- is putting his 20% stake in the team on the market, via Craigslist.
Yes, the same site where you can buy a used blender, unload your collection of old comic books and arrange a rendezvous with a cross-dresser named Gus is now the place to go to purchase a football team.
Mike Polaski, who runs a restaurant, claims his business is hurting, so he’s asking for $80,000 for his portion of the team. Eighty grand for a football team? Not too shabby, considering you’ll spend half that between parking, beer and a foam finger at an exhibition game in the NFL.
The Titans, by the way, play in the two-year-old Indoor Football League, a nine-team outfit whose franchises have slick-sounding names like Blizzard, Storm and Ice (do you get the feeling they're trying to lure in the weatherman demographic?). The Titans are also better than the NFL’s Tennessee Titans – currently they are in first place in their conference with a 3-0 record.