Talk:Shahid Khan

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Birth year?[edit]

There are some inconsistencies in his birth year. Articles on the Rams purchase say that he was 55 at the time of the purchase in 2010. He graduated Illinois in 1971. If you assume that most people are 21 when they graduate college that would imply he was born in 1950 (but a wild card is that he was 16 when he came to the U.S. and some articles imply he went directly to U of I). One of the sources says he bought Bumper Works in 1978 at age 28 -- that would again imply 1950). I did see one reference saying he is older. But since we don't know the birth date I'm going to stick with logic and change the date to c. 1950 (e.g., 59 or 60 at the time of the purchase) even though that flies in the face of most media coverage. Americasroof (talk) 23:51, 13 February 2010 (UTC)

But he started college at age 16, whereas most people start at 18, if that makes any difference. 76.106.149.108 (talk) 23:57, 2 June 2013 (UTC)

First Ethnic Minority Owner?[edit]

The Wikipedia page for Jews refers to Jewish "ethnicity" and Jews seem to meet all 6 requirements of an ethnic minority listed on the Minority Group page. There are Jewish NFL owners who predate Mr. Khan's purchase of the Jacksonville Jaguars. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 98.204.157.76 (talk) 03:04, 27 March 2012 (UTC)

Good point. I've changed that sentence to reflect this. Cgingold (talk) 03:47, 29 October 2012 (UTC) P.S. - I suspect that he may well be the first Muslim to own an NFL team, but I have no info on that point. Cgingold (talk) 03:50, 29 October 2012 (UTC)

Improper removal of sourced info re Flex-n-Gate[edit]

I want to make note of the fact that valid sourced info about an OSHA fine at Flex-n-Gate has been improperly removed on at least 2 occasions (September 17, 2012‎ and October 28, 2012), both times in one-time-only edits by anonymous IP users. I have no way of knowing whether it was the same individual, or whether he/they were connected with that company in some way. Regardless, such editing smacks of an effort to "cleanse" the article of unfavorable info - and will not be countenanced. The sentence in question has been restored to the article and should not be removed without a valid explanation. Cgingold (talk) 04:41, 29 October 2012 (UTC)

Okay, here we go again. This time the sentence was deleted within hours of being restored -- by yet another anonymous IP -- supposedly because it's "irrelevant". Given the pattern of deletions, I am going to suggest that this article is now being watched by management of said company who are probably keeping an eye on it in order to expeditiously removed unflattering info. If you wish to delete the sentence in question you're going to have to make a persuasive case for doing so. How is this info about an OSHA fine any less "relevant" than the other sorts of info that are included in the section? Cgingold (talk) 10:05, 29 October 2012 (UTC)

Sigh, soccer/football[edit]

Okay, we're going to need to hammer out what to call Fulham in this article. Khan is American, and the the WP:TIES guideline recommends American forms be WP:TIES. Additionally, considering that Khan also owns an American football team, calling Fulham a "football club" will confuse readers. I expect this is going to be a recurring issue.--Cúchullain t/c 21:27, 12 July 2013 (UTC)

I'm fine with going with soccer but I would like to point there are a number of people who own both NFL and EPL teams. It might be wise to see how this issue is handled on those pages before settling on a certain style for this page. DragonFury (talk) 23:31, 12 July 2013 (UTC)
There are two: Malcolm Glazier (Tampa Bay Buccaneers/Man U) uses "soccer", while Stan Kroenke (St. Louis Rams/Arsenal) vacillates between "soccer" and "football" (which just makes it worse and should be avoided).--Cúchullain t/c 23:55, 12 July 2013 (UTC)
You should use the official name for the sport, which is football. I wouldn't want to see a British owner of an NFL team be described such as, "Paul Smith bought the American Football team Dakota Diamonds", which is how it would be if we decided to use the term that is local to the person.— Preceding unsigned comment added by Samspade79 (talkcontribs)
The official name for American football is football as well. You can't call them both football, that's too confusing. Since this article is about an American person, the American naming convention should be used which is football for the NFL team and soccer for the EPL team. DragonFury (talk) 19:49, 13 July 2013 (UTC)
Avoiding confusion among readers trumps fixating on "official" names, especially when the "official" name is just a regional difference in terminology. We have an American owner who now has two teams playing sports "officially" called football in their respective countries; distinguishing them is necessary. For the record, yes we should call the American sport "American football" in instances where it's confusing in this or any article (though I don't see that being an issue here yet). The term "soccer" may annoy some British readers, but it's unambiguous, and is the standard name in American English.--Cúchullain t/c 21:11, 19 July 2013 (UTC)

────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────Seems this is coming back up - again, we can't use "football" for both sports, as it's confusing. As Khan owns teams playing two different kinds of "football" we need to distinguish them. This is an article about an American, so it uses American English, where "soccer" is standard, and it's not ambiguous or confusing for readers from other countries.--Cúchullain t/c 14:46, 2 December 2013 (UTC)

Currency[edit]

Please could someone remove the GBP to USD conversion for the reported purchase price of Fulham F.C. As Pound Sterling is one of the World's major currencies such a conversion is unnecessary, and is against MoS Thanks GeoffreySuchart (talk) 06:06, 13 July 2013 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done JMHamo (talk) 11:38, 13 July 2013 (UTC)

Chrome Craft Corp.[edit]

While speaking of the OSHA violations at Flex-n-Gate former workers at a shuttered Chrome Craft Corporation plant in Highland Park are charging that the plant likely contaminated an adjacent neighborhood and possibly some urban farms in the area with a highly toxic carcinogen. The major hazard is hexavalent chromium -- the same substance that contaminated tiny Hinckley, Calif., in an environmental case Erin Brockovich made famous. It was used to coat bumpers at the plant. The plant, called Chrome Craft, has been cited over the past 20 years for 39 violations of city, state and federal laws regarding its discharges into Detroit sewers, its lack of a permit to store hazardous waste, improper storage of waste and failure to train workers, according to documents obtained by the UAW under the Freedom of Information Act. The NAACP, the UAW, environmental groups and workers are asking the state's Department of Environmental Quality to investigate. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 67.177.108.115 (talk) 21:10, 6 April 2015 (UTC)