Jerry Jones: Steinbrenner was 'inspiration'

In an interview on ESPN, Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones spoke about the late New York Yankees owner George Steinbrenner. Jones called Steinbrenner an inspiration among other things. Here are some quotes from the interview:

“First and foremost this man was a winner. From a person with my perspective, he was an inspiration in the area of doing everything possible — within the rules — to win.

George redefined professional sports ownership with his vision, his ability to build a champion and a passionate approach that lifted the visibility and popularity of his franchise and his sport. From an interest level, baseball was always better when the profile and the performance of the New York Yankees was at a high level, and George always made sure that was the case.

I admired his willingness to promote and support all sports at all levels. I appreciated his understanding of the invaluable asset of involving his family in the management of the Yankees. I took pride in calling him a friend, an advisor, an inspiration and later, a business partner.

We have lost a true leader in sports — someone who not only saw the big picture but helped create the scene on the canvas.”

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