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11-12-2012, 10:36 PM
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Originally Posted by tarheelhockey View Post
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The idea that 'you have to spend money to make money' is not emotion-based... in fact, it's kind of a basic tenet of business management unto itself.
Businesses that spend beyond their means don't stay in business. The league has never fully addressed the revenue disparity issue. They put all their weight behind 'cost certainty' when the issue was never cost, but how the money in the league was spread out.

Likewise, 'we don't want our team to be a feeder for the rest of the league' isn't emotion-based either. Look at revenues for struggling organizations that have failed to retain their homegrown talent and struggle to attract talent from the outside. It's not a pretty place to be, business-wise, when you're basically depending on luck of the draw to grab young stars and hope they can give you a few years of good service before bolting. Fans won't put up with that for long, networks have no interest in promoting the product and next thing you know, you've got a generational revenue problem.

It's still an emotion-based response. Furthermore, it takes the focus off solutions geared at the inequities--- which may not be very easy to find, asking for you to support a system that isn't really going to fix that problem anyway.

It's fear-driven. It also wants you to focus on the fear itself and not at the root cause of the scenario you claim to fear.

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