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12-03-2012, 04:48 PM
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Originally Posted by alkurtz View Post
It's the same tired refrain heard in every sport since player associations were first formed "we have teams losing money.....blah, blah, blah"

Don't believe it for a second. Sure there must be a few teams losing money as a result of inept management, terrible player development, and clueless marketing. But only a few.

Bottom line in this tussle is simple: ownership wants the players to save them from their own stupidity.

You have to work very hard to lose money being the owner of a sports franchise: but it can be done: cue the owners of the Mets. Can't believe that with the lockout I'm counting the days till the Mets report for spring training and another horrid season.
The only same tired refrain is the populist BS you're presenting. Generalizations that anyone who runs a business and turns a tidy profit is greedy, and anyone who oversees a fledgling enterprise is incompetent or stupid. The ironic thing is this stuff usually comes from folks who have NO IDEA how difficult it is to run any business, even when it comes to sports. ESPECIALLY when it comes to a niche sport like hockey that will never achieve the popularity the other 3 sports have seen over the years.

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