Friedman Speculates on Teams Believed to be Hardliners
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10-31-2012, 10:28 PM
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Im suggesting you let each team operate how they see fit. If a team can generate top of the league revenue, then they can afford to spend a lot of money.
The big market teams will spend. Some will spend wisely, others will spend poorly.
You will have mid market teams that will spend some, but not go over the top.
And you will have a bunch of teams spending very little, but possibly doing it by making a tiny profit, or losing a little. Either way, it would be more profitable than the current system or anything currently on the table.
All comparisons to the NFL model are absurd until you figure out how to get the NHL National TV deals like the NFL has. Its important to play in the real world, not some make believe land.
Are you saying ASG bought the team to what? Just throw money away? They tried to make it work. Failed, and then gave up. They threw in the towel.
It's not absurd to look at the NFL model and make an assessment on why it is the most popular pro sports league in North America. Parity is promoted in the NFL via a salary cap and revenue sharing. That model obviously works.
The popularity of MLB is falling.
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