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Old 05-31-2018, 10:41 AM   #1
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ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — Beth Bowlen says she’s ready to take over.

The second-oldest child of longtime Broncos owner Pat Bowlen told The Athletic that she has informed the team’s current leadership and the league that she seeks to be appointed controlling owner of the Broncos.

“I know the fans have been anxious and asking quite a few questions about what’s happening with the succession plan of the Denver Broncos,” she said. “I have completed the criteria laid out by the trustees, so I felt it was a good time to come out and express my interest and desire to be a part of the organization again.”

When reached for comment, the Pat Bowlen Trust offered this statement: “Beth Bowlen Wallace is not the only Bowlen child who is expressing interest in becoming controlling owner. The trustees have informed Beth of their determination that she is not capable or qualified at this time.

“We will continue to follow Pat Bowlen’s long-standing...
Sorry about the paywall. FYI Nicki used to be on the Post and switched to the Athletic. She may or may not have been the person I know who had a pretty scathing article ready to go about the Broncos at the end of the season. That was quashed by the Post. She left for the Atlantic not soon thereafter, FYI. Make of it what you will.

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She likely doesn't go public with this unless 1 of 2 things - the trustees already approve so this is the first step on their part too or they don't want her and she's about to force the issue.

Bah, wrong daughter.

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Is she the one, useful sibling?
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My money is still on Brittany.
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This should end well.
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Going to be a lot of lawyers making a lot of money....
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Eventually, one of Bowlen’s children will take his place. For years, Pat told friends that his daughter Brittany, according to one, “had a real chance to be the first significant female owner in NFL history.”
https://www.si.com/nfl/2016/02/02/su...y-dick-ebersol


That was from 2 years ago. Since then, she went to get her MBA (something Pat Bowlen also insisted Joe Ellis do when he was younger). And according to Woody Paige, it was Brittany who put together the Broncos' bid to host the draft and got to the short list although Jerry Jones won it.



From everything publicly available, she just seems like the most capable of the Bowlen children.
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I wonder if the Ancestry results have come back on the blood of the city tests yet.
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My money is still on Brittany.



Yes. That’s the one who needs to take over.
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At this point, it needs to be Brittany or sell.

Although the entire process will undoubtedly be ugly.
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Eventually, one of Bowlen’s children will take his place. For years, Pat told friends that his daughter Brittany, according to one, “had a real chance to be the first significant female owner in NFL history.”
https://www.si.com/nfl/2016/02/02/su...y-dick-ebersol


That was from 2 years ago. Since then, she went to get her MBA (something Pat Bowlen also insisted Joe Ellis do when he was younger). And according to Woody Paige, it was Brittany who put together the Broncos' bid to host the draft and got to the short list although Jerry Jones won it.



From everything publicly available, she just seems like the most capable of the Bowlen children.
I'm wondering what the trust criteria is and where Beth failed. And what other children want in. Hope the son who is consistently in trouble isn't one. But, from what I've read and from you guys, it does sound like Brittany is the one. I hope.
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I have completed the criteria laid out by the trustees, so I felt it was a good time to come out and express my interest and desire to be a part of the organization again.”
First, what criteria? Secondly, in what capacity did she serve part of the organization? Why did she leave?
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My money is still on Brittany.
Brittany is the most competent Bowlen kid. That would be the best scenario.
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https://www.cbssports.com/nfl/news/p...rolling-owner/

"Beth Bowlen Wallace is not the only Bowlen child who is expressing interest in becoming controlling owner," the trust said, in a statement provided to The Athletic. "The trustees have informed Beth of their determination that she is not capable or qualified at this time. We will continue to follow Pat Bowlen's long-standing succession plan for the future ownership of the Denver Broncos."
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"The trustees have informed Beth of their determination that she is not capable or qualified at this time."

Ouch. I'm sure they put that in a nice way. I wonder what their real answer would be after a few drinks. lol
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DMac and Alfred Williams are talking about it now on The Fan http://player.listenlive.co/28371. They just played the question that DMac asked Roger Goodell at the Super Bowl, which was really more of a statement, where DMac mentioned that Beth was the most qualified of the children.
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According to DMac, the siblings are backing Beth, but the people who control the trust do not.

**Edit- Bill Bowlen, Pat's brother, also supporters Beth.

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Calling Jeff Bezos...
Or Mark Cuban.
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Another factor that I've wondered about: The trustees are Joe Ellis, the Broncos' chief attorney and Pat Bowlen's personal attorney. What kind of relationship do they have with the Bowlen kids? The potential for a conflict of interest is obvious -- what if they are worried about the new controlling owner canning them once in power?
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According to DMac, the siblings are backing Beth, but the people who control the trust do not.
I'm really fascinated to see how this turns out. Based on the little that has been reported, I would say that Beth has cause for concern. They have laid out some specific criteria for the job, and she appears to have sincerely attempted to meet it. What's more, she seems to be the only one who is even coming close, at this point.

Perhaps they've given her more detailed feedback behind the scenes? If not, I think it's legitimate to wonder if some of the trustees aren't compromised, in their interest. What would Joe Ellis's role be, for example, if Beth were to be transitioned in? Assuming he would be taking a big step back in responsibility (if he even stayed with the team), is he really the best person to be 33% of the vote, regarding how to proceed? How does he look out for the best interests of the organization if they go totally contrary to the best interests of himself?
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No ****ing outsiders. Either choose a Bowlen kid, or sell it to Elway. That's it.
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I'm really fascinated to see how this turns out. Based on the little that has been reported, I would say that Beth has cause for concern. They have laid out some specific criteria for the job, and she appears to have sincerely attempted to meet it. What's more, she seems to be the only one who is even coming close, at this point.

Perhaps they've given her more detailed feedback behind the scenes? If not, I think it's legitimate to wonder if some of the trustees aren't compromised, in their interest. What would Joe Ellis's role be, for example, if Beth were to be transitioned in? Assuming he would be taking a big step back in responsibility (if he even stayed with the team), is he really the best person to be 33% of the vote, regarding how to proceed? How does he look out for the best interests of the organization if they go totally contrary to the best interests of himself?
If one of the kids don't get it, there is lawyer that going have great argument for Conflict of interests.
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