Seldom seen and often silent, Malcom Glazer turned the National Football League’s Tampa Bay Buccaneers from the laughing stock of the league into a champion during his 19-year stretch as the team’s owner. His death on Wednesday at age 85, was met by widespread praise for his ownership of the team, his boosterism for Tampa Bay as a Super Bowl city and his numerous philanthropic activities in the Bay area and beyond.
“Malcolm Glazer was the guiding force behind the building of a Super Bowl-champion organization,” NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell wrote via Twitter.
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