Published: Fri, July 14, 2017
Tech | By Constance Martin

Patriots rank sixth on Forbes' list of most valuable sports franchises

Patriots rank sixth on Forbes' list of most valuable sports franchises

After Dallas at No. 1 overall, the Patriots were sixth overall at $3.4 billion, the New York Giants eighth at $3.1 billion, and the San Francisco 49ers ninth at $3 billion.

Forbes magazine on Wednesday released its annual rankings of the most valuable sports franchises.

Eight MLB sides also made the list, while the New York Knicks (£2.5bn) were the most valuable of seven sides from National Basketball Association ranked within the top 50.

It is also worth noting that the NFC East franchise is worth an estimated $4.2 billion with the "Bronx Bombers" coming in at a close $3.7 billion.

Boosted by the surprise play of a pair of rookies, running back Ezekiel Elliott and quarterback Dak Prescott, the team went 13-3 last season but had its championship dreams dashed in its first playoff game.

Credit Nelson Chenault-USA TODAY Sports
Credit Nelson Chenault-USA TODAY Sports

The Yankees' Aaron Judge, right, is congratulated by Gary Sanchez after hitting a two-run home run against the Blue Jays on June 2, 2017, at Rogers Centre in Toronto.

For basketball, the Boston Celtics, ranked 30th ($2.2 billion), behind only the New York Knicks ($3.3 billion), Los Angeles Lakers ($3 billion), Golden State Warriors ($2.6 billion), and Chicago Bulls ($2.5 billion).

The White Sox or the Blackhawks did not crack the top 50 franchises. They might be the biggest laughing stock in the National Basketball Association at the moment, but the numbers don't lie and they are indeed the most valuable franchise in the National Basketball Association.

The Dallas Cowboys, who have Dak Prescott at quarterback, are the most valuable sports team in the world. Should things keep going the way they're going, it wouldn't be a surprise to see the Cowboys and Yankees sitting at the top again in 2018.

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