Despite all of his size (and a fifth Most Valuable Player Award) and the tactical genius of head coach Bruce Arians, NFL tradition dictates that another person raise the trophy first: the owners

It’s a uniquely American phenomenon, indicating how owners are being glorified as celebrities in US sports culture

On Monday, it was Joel Glazer who picked up the trophy for the first time while a veritable horde of Glazer family members celebrated on stage behind him

The family is almost as popular with the Tampa Bay faithful as the rich but the other sports franchise they own – Premier League giants Manchester United – is a whole different story

There the glasses are insulted by fans who prioritize money over the club – and are rarely seen at games, let alone raise trophies

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In 1995, Malcolm Glazer bought a flagging Buccaneers franchise for $ 192 million – a record at the time

The team was a basketball bag. They had only won 87 games in 19 seasons and only completed the postseason three times in this stint

But the glasses splashed the money and had the leverage to secure it. They convinced the local government to build a shiny new stadium – Raymond James Stadium – which was just the first non-neutral Super Bowl venue

They reformed the franchise top-down and started winning almost immediately. By 2002, the Buccaneers had their first Super Bowl win. It may have taken another 19 years to repeat that feat, but the NFL is working on its own Timeline – the fans are not easy to forget what the glasses did to turn their gruesome team around

After Malcolm Glazer passed away in 2014 at the age of 85, his sons took over the reins. Now they too have lifted a Lombardi Trophy, won the greatest quarterback of all time and even managed to play the Super Bowl on Floridian soil

Today the Bucs franchise is worth more than $ 1 billion (USD) No wonder they are so adored

The Glazers took over the Premier League giants in a series of takeovers from 2003 to 2005 that totaled a whopping £ 790 million

But it wasn’t a happy takeover with fans always cynical of the glaziers’ intentions as they immediately put the club in debt of roughly £ 660million that had been used to secure the deal

As is well known, Malcolm Glazer never set foot in Manchester He would not speak to the media, let alone directly to the fans

Slowly but surely the fans got outraged They donned green and gold scarves, the colors of the club’s earliest form, Newton Heath

By 2018, the Glazer family had withdrawn about £ 1 billion from Old Trafford’s coffers to fill their own pockets and continued to bury their heads in the sands of Florida so as not to hear the groans of Manchester across the Atlantic / p>

These withdrawals have had an impact on the club including transfers as Liverpool, Manchester City and Chelsea have outperformed the Red Devils for the past decade

The club’s poor leadership during the Glazers’ first term was masked by Sir Alex Ferguson and former chief executive David Gill, who guided United through one of their most successful spells, which included three straight Premier League titles, three Champions League -Finals (one won)

But both men left the club in the summer of 2013, leaving Ed Woodward and the most fashionable manager at the time to try to carry on the legacy they left before them

The Glazers have watched the comings and goings of more first-team managers over the past nine years than Manchester United had seen in the 33 years prior to the club’s takeover

Co-owner Joel Glazer revealed his father’s saying after receiving the Lombardi Trophy on Monday, saying, “My father had a phrase, if you want to know the path ahead, ask the person who has been there”

Manchester United fans who had to endure the lead from Woodward, who has no previous soccer experience, would have choked on their morning cereal upon hearing that nugget

As a result, more money is wasted on transfers than one manager imagines but the next, and more money is spent on repaying the contracts of unwanted coaching staff

“I understand that some fans don’t like us,” said Joel Glazer when faced with a streak of green and gold scarves at Old Trafford in 2010, “To hate us when the club has been so successful is extraordinary”

Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer sent a public message of goodwill to the owners ahead of Bucs’ Super Bowl appearance and will no doubt send another congratulatory mood in the coming days

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