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11-15-2012, 03:04 AM
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Originally Posted by Scurr View Post
Not everyone can make the playoffs every year, that doesn't mean it's ok to make it 3 times in 18 years and cry because you're losing money.
The thing is, if it was just that one team, and the loss of money was a result of missing the playoffs, then you have a better case. But it's not. It is majority of the league in trouble.

Originally Posted by Scurr View Post
Most of the bad teams right now. There are very few bad GMs in the league right now, and even the worst one is a better option than any player and most people. Most bad outcomes are a result of bad luck or the general phasing of teams.

Sports management is a game of risks. Some pay off, some don't.

Originally Posted by Scurr View Post
This is short sighted. Every year some team are going to be good and some bad, it's only a problem when you're one of the bad teams every year. Long term growing the game in those markets is the only way owners and players are going to maximize their earnings. The league as a whole is making money, I think you're confused on that issue.
In terms of the league as a whole, it still doesn't matter if the one team is bad every year. Except if that results in loss of fan-base. But even then, it is not the league job to artificially create winners and losers. Otherwise, we lose the entire heart of sport.

And a 3.3 billion dollar revenue business making around 150 million in profits, mostly from 2-3 teams, is not financially stable.

Originally Posted by Scurr View Post
They aren't taking anything away except 7%, contract rights, arbitration rights and earning potential.
That is not being taken away. They don't have it in the first place.

They had some things in a previous contract that has ended, that are not viable in the current marketplace.

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