At 6'9" and 407 pounds, Arena Football League (AFL) commissioner C. David Baker surely ranks among the largest executives in sporting history. "The NFL hired their commissioner by finding the most intelligent guy they could," he once remarked. "The AFL went by size -- and I beat out the other guy by a box of jelly donuts!"
["I try to work out," Baker once declared. "When I walk to McDonald's, it's a workout, right?" (His self-deprecation notwithstanding, Baker ranks among the most succussful executives in sporting history. During his tenure, the values of AFL franchises rose several thousand percent.)]