Spector: Don't get greedy, Gary (IOW if you get 50-50, give on contract details)
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11-13-2012, 04:24 PM
Join Date: Nov 2005
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What goalposts have been moved?
The end result is still aimed economic success for the league and its owners.
Contract terms are a part of that.
You didn't address my concerns with long term deals at all. How is paying Joe Blow $7M a year for 15 years good for the game, and the revenue of the league? What happens when Joe Blow busts his knee and can't play at that high level again, yet doesn't retire. Is paying him $7M a year for the next 14 years good for anybody, besides that player?
You want no restrictions on contract length, then you have to get rid of guaranteed contracts.
Nothing forces any team to give out that kind of contract. They actually have ironclad, legitimate business grounds to cite, like risk and insurance cost.
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