Preston Robert Tisch – "Bob" to everyone who knew him - realized a longtime dream in 1991, when he became co -owner of the Giants. Soon after the Giants won Super Bowl XXV, Tisch completed negotiations with Tim Mara (son of Jack Mara) and his family for a 50 percent interest in the team. That commenced Tisch's career as an owner of a professional sports franchise, one of many he simultaneously pursued. Tisch led an extraordinarily accomplished life. He was an enormously successful businessman, an extremely generous philanthropist, a postmaster general, a friend of presidents, governors and mayors and a nonpareil New York City mover and shaker. But nothing gave Tisch more pleasure and pride than being the co-owner of the Giants and working on several influential NFL ownership committees. As a member of the National Football League's Finance and Super Bowl Policy committees, he attained a prominence in the sports arena equal to his position in the world of business.
Jan 01, 2015 at 12:45 AM