Picking Favorites: Most likable NFL owners

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30. Dan Snyder (Washington Redskins)
Pictured: Washington Redskins owner Dan Snyder waves toward the crowd before an NFL football preseason game against the New England Patriots in Landover, Md., Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014. (AP)
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29. Jimmy Haslam (Cleveland Browns)
Pictured: Cleveland Browns owner Jimmy Haslam watches the Browns practice at the NFL football team's training camp Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014, in Berea, Ohio. (AP)
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28. Jerry Richardson (Carolina Panthers)
Pictured: Carolina Panthers owner Jerry Richardson, right, talks with general manager Dave Gettleman, left, before a preseason NFL football game against the Buffalo Bills in Charlotte, N.C., Friday, Aug. 8, 2014. (AP)
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27. Mike Brown (Cincinnati Bengals)
Pictured: Cincinnati Bengals president Mike Brown watches practice at the NFL football team's training camp, Thursday, July 31, 2014, in Cincinnati. (AP)
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26. Stephen Ross
Pictured: Miami Dolphins football team owner Stephen Ross speaks before introducing Dennis Hickey as the new general manger during a news conference, Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014, in Davie. (AP)
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25. Stan Kroenke (St. Louis Rams)
Pictured: Stan Kroenke, owner of the St. Louis Rams football team, left, talks with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell during a break in the NFL fall meeting in Washington, Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013. NFL owners held their annual fall meeting, with discussions about the upcoming outdoor Super Bowl in New Jersey and player safety initiatives on the agenda. (AP)
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24. Jim Irsay (Indianapolis Colts)
Pictured: In this Oct. 8, 2013 file photo, Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay pauses as he speaks to reporters following the NFL owners' fall meetings in Washington. (AP)
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23. Bill Bidwill (Arizona Cardinals)
Pictured: Arizona Cardinals principal owner and chairman of the board William "Bill" Bidwill watches as players warm up before an NFL football game against the San Francisco 49ers in San Francisco, Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013. (AP)
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22. Robert McNair (Houston Texans)
Pictured: Houston Texans owner Robert McNair watches warmups prior to an NFL football game against the Jacksonville Jaguars in Jacksonville, Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013.
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21. Martha Ford (Detroit Lions)
Pictured: Detroit Lions general manager Martin Mayhew, from left, owner and chairman, Martha Firestone Ford, and president Tom Lewand watch during NFL football training camp in Allen Park, Mich., Tuesday, July 29, 2014. (AP)
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20. Virginia Halas McCaskey (Chicago Bears)
Pictured: Chicago Bears Principal owner Virginia Halas McCaskey listens during a news conference at Halas Hall, Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2010 in Lake Forest, Ill. after the Bears decided to bring back head coach Lovie Smith for a seventh season despite a 7-9 record this year and three straight seasons of missing the NFL playoffs. (AP)
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19. The estate of Bud Adams (Tennessee Titans)
Pictured: A Tennessee Titans fan holds a poster remembering former Titans owner Bud Adams before an NFL football game between the Titans and the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday, Nov. 10, 2013, in Nashville, Tenn. Adams died Oct. 21. (AP)
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18. Dean Spanos (San Diego Chargers)
Pictured: San Diego Chargers CEO Dean Spanos talks on the field before an NFL pre-season football game between the San Diego Chargers and the Dallas Cowboys Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014 in San Diego. The Chargers won 27-7. (AP)
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17. Mark Davis (Oakland Raiders)
Pictured: Oakland Raiders owner Mark Davis arrives at the 3rd annual NFL Honors at Radio City Music Hall on Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014, in New York. (AP)
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16. Clark Hunt (Kansas City Chiefs)
Pictured: Kansas City Chiefs head coach Andy Reid and owner Clark Hunt watch warmups before the start of an NFL football game against the New York Giants Sunday, Sept. 29, 2013, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP)
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15. Zygi Wilf (Minnesota Vikings)
Pictured: Minnesota Vikings owner Zygi Wilf speaks at a news conference after Minneapolis was selected as the host for 2018 Super Bowl at the NFL's spring meetings, Tuesday, May 20, 2014, in Atlanta. Minneapolis will host the 2018 Super Bowl after a vote by owners on Tuesday rewarded the city for getting a new stadium deal. The owners chose Minneapolis and the new $1 billion stadium planned for the site of the old Metrodome to host the championship over New Orleans and Indianapolis. (AP)
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14. Woody Johnson (N.Y. Jets)
Pictured: New York Jets owner Woody Johnson, left, talks with head coach Rex Ryan during the team's NFL football rookie camp, Friday, May 16, 2014, in Florham Park, N.J. (AP)
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13. Jeffrey Lurie (Philadelphia Eagles)
Pictured: Philadelphia Eagles Jeffrey Lurie stands on the field before an NFL football game against the Dallas Cowboys Sunday, Dec. 29, 2013, in Arlington, Texas. (AP)
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12. Jed York (San Francisco 49ers)
Pictured: San Francisco 49ers CEO Jed York speaks on the opening day of Levi's Stadium Thursday, July 17, 2014, in Santa Clara, Calif. The San Francisco 49ers held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to officially open their new home. The $1.2 billion Levi's Stadium, which took only about 27 months to build, also will host the NFL Super Bowl in 2016 and other major events. (AP)
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11. The Glazier family (Tampa Bay Buccaneers)
Pictured: Tampa Bay Buccaneers owner Malcom Glazier, left, walks with New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft, right, during the NFL owners meeting in Philadelphia Tuesday, May 20, 2003. (AP)
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10. Paul Allen (Seattle Seahawks)
Pictured: Seattle Seahawks owner Paul Allen lifts the Vince Lombardi trophy during a celebration Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014, at CenturyLink Field in Seattle. The Seattle Seahawks beat the Denver Broncos last Sunday in the NFL Super Bowl XLVIII football game in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP)
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9. Tom Benson (New Orleans Saints)
Pictured: New Orleans Saints owner Tom Benson with his wife Gayle Benson taking to Jennie Guarisco ,New Orleans Saints Executive Asst. to the Owner/Chairman of the Board during there NFL football training camp in White Sulphur Springs, W. Va., Sunday, July 27, 2014. (AP)
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8. John Mara and Steve Tisch (N.Y. Giants)
Pictured: New york Giants owners John Mara, left, speaks as co-owner Steve Tisch listens during a ceremony for Super Bowl XLVI Championship New York Giants at City Hall in New York, Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2012. (AP)
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7. Jerry Jones (Dallas Cowboys)
Pictured: Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones poses with cheerleaders while waiting to greet team sponsors during the annual Sponsor Appreciation Golf Classic in Grapevine, Texas, Tuesday, June 3, 2014. (AP)
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6. Arthur Blank (Atlanta Falcons)
Pictured: Atlanta Falcons owner Arthur Blank chats with Atlanta Falcons defensive back Kimario McFadden (40) during an NFL football training camp Monday, July 28 2014 in Flowery Branch, Ga. (AP)
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5. Steve Bisciotti (Baltimore Ravens)
Pictured: Baltimore Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti walks off the field after NFL football minicamp, Thursday, June 19, 2014, at the team's practice facility in Owings Mills, Md. (AP)
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4. The town of Green Bay, Wisc. (Green Bay Packers)
Pictured: In this Nov. 24, 2011, photo, Green Bay Packers fans cheer during warmups, at an NFL football game between the Packers and the Detroit Lions in Detroit. Lions defensive tackle Corey Williams used to get a kick out of seeing foam Cheeseheads scattered through the stands wherever the Packers played during his four seasons with Green Bay from 2004-07. Now he sees the green-and-gold army invade Ford Field every winter and braces for a hostile environment in what's supposed to be friendly territory. (AP)
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3. Robert Kraft (New England Patriots)
Pictured: Robert Kraft and girlfriend Ricki Noel Lander attend the world premiere of "Get On Up" at the Apollo Theater on Monday, July 21, 2014, in New York. (AP)
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2. The Rooney Family (Pittsburgh Steelers)
Pictured: Pittsburgh Steelers Chairman Emeritus Dan Rooney, right, greets a funeral home attendant after leaving a viewing for former Steelers head coach Chuck Noll on Monday, June 16, 2014, in Pittsburgh. Noll led the Steelers to four Super Bowl wins in the 1970's. (AP)
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1. Shad Khan (Jacksonville Jaguars)
Pictured: Jacksonville Jaguars owner Shad Khan scans the stands at EverBank Field as he stands next to the Jaguars mascot, Jaxon de Ville, during the kickoff presentation of the new scoreboards at the stadium Saturday evening, July 26, 2014, in Jacksonville. The Mega Event featured a soccer match, the unveiling of the new scoreboards and a concert by Carrie Underwood. (bob.self@jacksonville.com)

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The NFL season is almost here and while players get most of the attention team owners get plenty of time in the spotlight, too. Yardbarker.com recently released a list of the top NFL owners ranked by likabilty (excluding the Bills and Broncos). This is the order they came up with. 

 

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