Average Ticket Cost vs. Average Player Salary - 1994 to 2012
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11-24-2012, 01:22 PM
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The NFL missed games? I must be unaware of that unprofitable business.
They locked their players out.
And how does Fehr or any of his guaranteed raises proposals address disparity in the teams? If anything, his body of work in the MLB has shown the gap in spending from teams and earnings from different players would increase exponentially and I don't think we have a steroids scandal to save this league either.
Beating a dead horse. It's not up to Fehr to fix the NHL's revenue disparity problem. His body of work in the MLB nevertheless saw RS increase and a lux tax system imposed = very profitable MLB teams.
Steroid scandal has nothing to do with the debate.
Back to revenue disparity. The NHL's proposal is worse. They still want their inflationary cap range system with linkage, which once again will spiral out of control for the bottom teams. The league IGNORES revenue disparity, with the only solution they seem interested in is lowering the players' take to the affordability level of the lowest team. That the wealthiest teams pocket their gains, unfairly and against any market principle that most businesses have to deal with, but that doesn't seem to bother you one bit. There is greed here, but you cannot see the worst case of it.
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