2012 CBA & Re-alignment: Lockout in Effect. Thanks Gary/Donald! PART II
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11-14-2012, 01:42 PM
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I'm not really sure what you are talking about. Do you really believe by him saying things like "the league isn't interested in negotiating" that down the line Reebok and other sponsors will drop him (assuming that's what you meant by marketing)? Conversely, if you mean by marketing the league, fans aren't going to stop watching or buying merchandise because of one or 2 minor jabs Crosby threw at the league during a labor dispute. Basically, anything he says now is irrelevant to his future earnings.
And finally, it's not like he said anything absurd. He just said he's really frustrated and he doesn't think the league is trying to negotiate. I happen to disagree with him, but I don't expect him to call out his union.
You're taking what I said and then pushing it to the extreme, it isnt an all or nothing sort of scenario. I didnt say Crosby should call out his union, actually I basically said the opposite, I said he should remain as neutral as possible and not take any sort of position because it is a lose/lose scenario no matter what. I also didnt say that Reebok was going to dump him for this... thats hyperbole. I mentioned that this can only work to hurt his marketability and not help it so he's messing with the golden goose. I really don't know why this even needed to be explained more as I felt it was thoroughly implied in my previous post.
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