JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Wayne Weaver's office is nearly empty. All that remains are some pictures, his computer and a few loose files scattered across his desk — just enough to avoid echoes in the spacious room.
Weaver is down to his final few days as owner of the Jacksonville Jaguars, a countdown that has been more bitter than sweet after 18 years, 352 games, six postseason appearances and few regrets.
A former shoe salesman who worked his way up the corporate ladder and became so successful that he was able to bring an expansion team to Jacksonville in 1993, Weaver sold the franchise last month to Illinois businessman Shahid Khan. Weaver's final game in charge will be Sunday against Indianapolis.
He's leaving an exclusive club and taking plenty of memories with him.