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10-28-2012, 09:39 PM
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Someone pointed this out to me last time and i thought it was funny:

Crab bucket
A crab bucket is what it is: crabs in a bucket. However, what happens in the bucket full of crabs is what makes it a famous saying.

When a single crab is put into a lidless bucket, they surely can and will escape. However, when more than one share a bucket, none can get out. If one crab elevates themself above all, the others will grab this crab and drag'em back down to share the mutual fate of the rest of the group.

Crab bucket syndrome is often used to describe social situations where one person is trying to better themself and others in the community attempt to pull them back down.

The argument seems to be that the players should realize that they did very well by the last cba. But it didnt work. So we should try the same guys idea of doing the same thing again.

It seems hard to beleive that people are actually making the argument that the reason the last cba failed was because Bettman and his army of lawyers couldnt forsee that revenues wouldnt grow equally between each of the 30 teams. And more specifically, that although it was designed and sold as a small market helping cba, it failed because all the big markets made too much money.

C'mon, really? You can make this argument with a straight face on a business board where some people have actually got past high school?

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