Patriots again sixth on Forbes list of Top 50 franchise values

The Patriots again come in at No. 6 (worth $3.4 billion) of Forbes list of the Top 50 most valuable sports franchises for the second year in a row.  The Patriots are the second-most valuable NFL team for the third year in a row with their value up 6 percent from $3.2 billion a year ago. The Cowboys are the No. 1 team overall on the list at $4.2 billion in value. Next are the New York Yankees ($3.7B).  Three European soccer teams fill out the Top 5: Manchester United of the English Premier League ($3.69B), Barcelona of La Liga ($3.64B) and Real Madrid ($3.58 billion) of La Liga. The Red Sox check in tied for 16th on the list with the NFL’s Chicago Bears, each at $2.7B, that’s a 17 percent increase