Thread: News Article: Balsillie back in the bidding
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08-06-2009, 04:28 PM
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It's a bit of a dick thing to say, I know, but at the end of the day, it's still a game. If someone loses their favourite sports team, it's not the end of the world. How many people actually go see games? I'm a poor student, I can't afford tickets. So I follow on TV and the internet. Why can't Expo fans do the same and follow the Nationals?

I used to spend a lot more on merchandise, but these days I realize that it goes towards helping teams like the Lightning and Hurricanes win the cup. In a sense, I'm basically paying for the Leafs to lose by contributing to economic handouts. As a Leaf fan, we're never going to have revenue sharing work for us, so why propagate the system until it does?

I just don't think that teams that can't run themselves should be bailed out, and if they fold or move, it's better for the league and sport as a whole.

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