Born into a family who made it rich as Canadian wildcat oildrillers, Pat Bowlen played as a wide-receiver while at the University of Oklahoma, but never had the chops to be a professional American footballer. So instead he bought a team: the Denver Broncos to be precise, in 1984. His tenure brought three Super Bowls, a fruitful and long partnership with John Elway and induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. He also set up and owned the Denver Outlaws lacrosse team: the most successful lacrosse team of all time. So that’s something.