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12-09-2012, 10:44 PM
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Kriss E
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Originally Posted by WhiskeySeven View Post
The players trained all their lives and sacrificed a lot to get to where they are. Much more than your parents or you were willing to sacrifice (so it seems). They sacrifice a lot every year. Being on the road for so long is a major issue that most people would not be able to comply with. Having to stay in tip-top shape is a major issue that most people would be able to comply with. Being a public figure is a significantly major issue that most people wouldn't even consider.
My parents fled their country in order to secure a better life for my brother and myself. They left their actual life behind, as well as their families. Everything and everybody they had ever known, they left behind. They did so because they actually were avoiding bombs and bullets. They didn't have much of a choice.
A little kid that's growing up safe of everything and decides to focus on hockey sacrifices as much as the kid growing up safe of everything and decides to go into medecine. What do they sacrifice? Some parties..?
Being on the road so long is also something a lot of people would enjoy. Having to stay in tip top shape is a privilege and should be a necessity if you truly care about your health, not a sacrifice.
Not every hockey player is a public figure, and there's just as many people loving it.
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Originally Posted by WhiskeySeven View Post
Actually if an owner wanted to skimp on stuff it would be his prerogative but his franchise would clearly not be appreciated as there are other teams which would. It's call competition. And the money comes from the fans, not the owner. Owners put very little of their money after the initial purchase - it's an investment not a continuous cost and for the most part the entire thing pays for itself and then some.
Once the consumer pays for something, that money becomes the one of the provider. That's his money. He is free to do whatever he chooses with it. It's not your money.
When you buy a pizza, do you think that it's still your money or the owner of the restaurant's?

And yea, owners put little money outside the initial purchase other than the initial amount. In one of the most recent case, we're talking about half a billion dollars, but who's counting..
After, they also invest some of the millions they earn from their business, but again, who's counting.

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