A. Maybe 10 years to life. How's that for a sentence? In some ways, it is. The obligation is very big, and I underestimated getting into it that it was 100 employees, but it was really a million stockholders. Everybody that loves this team and sets aside three hours on Sunday to watch this team is invested in it. My obligation is to them but clearly to me and my family first. I didn't want this to become my whole life. [But] I want to spend my life owning the Baltimore Ravens
. I just need to make sure that I create a balance that keeps me happy, because this is not a sentence and I am not forced to do this. I'm hoping that I can integrate this major change in my life without disrupting my own quality of life. If it gets to the point where it disrupts my quality of life, it's not worth being in it. That's the only reason I can see me changing. I'm hopeful and encouraged that the Bisciotti family will be happy owning this team.
Q. Do you plan on passing this team down to your sons one day?
A. Sure. I can't say that there isn't. I probably would not want my boys to get out of college and come to work for their dad. When I dream of will my boys ever be in it, I think I would probably want them to go do something on their own and explore the world first. Then, maybe they come back to the business when they're 35 if they have the desire to.
Steve Bisciotti file
High school: Severna Park
College: Salisbury State
Family: Married to Renee and has two sons, Jason (18) and Jack (16).
Background: Founded Aerotek, now known as the Allegis Group, in 1983 and built it into one of the world's leading technical staffing firms.
Bisciotti on ...
A weak offense
"I truly would rather have a great defense and an average offense because you can't have both [under the salary cap]."
"I have an enormous amount of tolerance for mistakes and very little tolerance for a lack of character."
Evaluating football talent
"I'm so unqualified to do that relative to the kind of people that are out there."
Anti-Baltimore bias in NFL
"I think it's a misnomer that the league has it in for us."