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09-10-2004, 12:56 PM
Join Date: Feb 2002
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A cap at $50M would do nothing for the league.
Going by last season's team salaries and bringing every team over $50 million in payroll down to exactly $50 million, the total in team salaries for the league would be approximately $1.2 billion, and would put the average team salary at around $40 million.
Going by your numbers, $1.2 billion would be a significant drop from the 75% level where the league claims to currently stand. Is it perfect? Of course not, but to look at these negotiations as a means to achieving the perfect business world (for the owners) is unrealistic.
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