Martin Fennelly . . .

Step right up the adult's conversation table.

If I'm going to rip Tribune columists for poor writing the it's only fair to praise them when they do a good job. Martin Fennelly wrote an interesting column on Saturday giving his two cents on the Glazer's Manchester United takeover. He is able to diffuse light-hearted humor into his column, while at the same time raising the question of how will the buyout impact the Bucs?

"It's hard for me to see how one man can own two gold mines without running one into the ground. Malcolm is reportedly worth $1 billion, or .47 billion less than his Man United offer. Hmmm.

"It's hard for me to see how Malcolm, having won a Super Bowl, won't eventually dump the Bucs to compete in salary-capless English soccer. It's hard for me to see how Malcolm won't siphon money from football to soccer, borrowing from Peter to pay Ronaldo."

And I would have to agree with Fennelly's assesment, even assuming Malcolm Glazer can pay back the $490 million he borrowed to take control of Manchester United, why would he bother with the Bucs? From what I understand he'll have one of his sons (not Joel but the other one) run the club, which is hardly a change of pace since Malcolm's sons have basically been running the Bucs for some time now. That being said it will be interesting to see how the Manchester United takeover affects the Bucs.

And, of course, here is a link to Fennelly's article: http://bucs.tbo.com/bucs/MGBO1JWWN8E.html