(July 20, 1929-February 10, 2017)
Born in Detroit, Michigan
Founded the Little Caesars pizza chain
Owner of the Detroit Red Wings (1982-2017) and the Detroit Tigers (1992-2017)
Former owner of the Detroit Drive (1988-93)
Inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame (2003)
Why he might be annoying
His surname is hard to spell.
He's been accused of beginning the trend of overpaying veteran players to play for the Red Wings.
He has been viewed as being unsuccessful as a baseball owner, since the Tigers sported losing records in 13 of 15 seasons.
He's been under heavy scrutiny from Detroit city council for allowing Tiger Stadium to become dilapidated.
His family's property management group is notorious for owning abandoned buildings and failing to renovate them.
Why he might not be annoying
He served four years in the U.S. Marine Corps.
He and his wife Marian founded the Little Caesars pizza chain and turned it into a successful chain franchise.
He's been viewed as being one of the NHL's more personable team owners.
He helped finance the construction of Comerica Park with his own money.
As a result of his family's contributions to the city of Detroit, he was presented with the key to the city (2008).
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Year In Review:
For 2017, as of last week, Out of 113 Votes: 61.06% Annoying
In 2016, Out of 6 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
In 2015, Out of 6 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
In 2014, Out of 38 Votes: 42.11% Annoying
In 2013, Out of 8 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
In 2012, Out of 27 Votes: 48.15% Annoying
In 2011, Out of 18 Votes: 55.56% Annoying
In 2010, Out of 27 Votes: 51.85% Annoying
In 2009, Out of 34 Votes: 64.71% Annoying
In 2008, Out of 53 Votes: 64.15% Annoying
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