Comparing Bay Area Sports Stars to WWE Wrestlers

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Chip Kelly
January 20, 2016; Santa Clara, CA, USA; Chip Kelly poses for a photo after being introduced as the new head coach for the San Francisco 49ers at Levi /

Chip Kelly is…Vince McMahon

Let’s play a game. I’m going to name attributes of two people and you have to guess who they are.

Person A: Multi-Millionaire, owns a company, cares more about making money than what the fans want.

Person B: Multi-Millionaire, former coach/general manager, cares more about having his own players than what is good for the franchise.

Person A is WWE CEO Vince McMahon.

Person B is Chip Kelly.

While both are in two entirely different fields, their similarities are striking.

Starting with McMahon. Vince has a net worth of 1.12 billion dollars. He also owns one of the biggest companies in the world in the WWE. But McMahon’s issue is that he is out of tune with what the fans want. He has force fed Roman Reigns down the fans throats when all the fans do is boo him.

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  • He does not listen to the fans cheers and instead does what he believes will be best for business, and make the most money. To put it into perspective, Paul Levesque, Triple H, runs the popular WWE minor league brand NXT. He understands what the fans want. NXT has even been called better than Monday Night Raw. This list from is just a small sample size on how NXT has become better than Monday Night Raw.

    If Vince cared more about what the fans wanted and less about what he wanted his product would be much more successful.

    Now let’s look at Chip Kelly.

    His 49ers’ reigns has yet to begin, so we cannot judge him on that. But what we can judge him on is his time with the Philadelphia Eagles. Kelly stripped the entire roster trading or cutting players such as Lesean McCoy, DeSean Jackson, Trent Cole, Evan Mathis and Todd Herremans. He was focused on bringing in Oregon talent as he traded for Kiko Alonso and was dead set on trading up to acquire Marcus Mariota in the draft.

    Kelly was too self-centered to realize that he was releasing good players just to acquire more Oregon stars. The upper-management surely noticed as he was fired after three seasons and only one playoff appearance, a loss in the first round. Now Kelly won’t have the ability to be GM with Trent Baalke in the way, so maybe his ways will change. But regardless we have seen in the past that Kelly can be very tyrannical in his NFL moves.

    Kelly doesn’t have the net worth of McMahon, only $14 million, but both have proven to be more self centered rather than what is doing what is best for their respective companies.

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