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Baseball's perfect financial setup vs. the dreaded NFL

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Simon_Cowbell, Nov 8, 2007.

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  1. Almost_Famous

    Almost_Famous Active Member

    This thread is incredibly comical. Love it.
  2. Chi City 81

    Chi City 81 Guest

    Jeebus Jumped-Up Christ! An A_F sighting!
  3. Simon_Cowbell

    Simon_Cowbell Active Member

    Even though I loved that post, I also disagree with that hyperbole.
  4. Simon_Cowbell

    Simon_Cowbell Active Member


    Also known as competitive balance.
  5. hockeybeat

    hockeybeat Guest

    Is it worth having competitive balance if the product is terrible?
  6. Simon_Cowbell

    Simon_Cowbell Active Member

    A little bit of socialism is extremely important in the sports setting.

    The owners in the NFL in the 1960s sacrificed their individual, short-term profit (Wellington Mara in particular), knowing that EVERY team having a chance to win was the most important factor in the long-term success of the league.
  7. Simon_Cowbell

    Simon_Cowbell Active Member

    That's really going out on a limb.
  8. Simon_Cowbell

    Simon_Cowbell Active Member

    Oh... you are one of THOSE people.

    The athletes are superior to any other point in sports history, but everyone somehow SUCKS now.....

  9. hockeybeat

    hockeybeat Guest

    There are only two really good teams (Pats and Colts), a number of decent (Cowboys, Steelers, Giants, Packers) franchises and the rest are forgettable. There has only been two must-see games this season: Cowboys-Pats and Pats-Colts.

    Compare that to the recent past where seemingly there were important games every week. Giants-Redskins. Bears-49ers. Oilers-Bills. Cowboys-whoever.
  10. Simon_Cowbell

    Simon_Cowbell Active Member

    You are like the guys I know who swear that the NBA, compared to today's game, was incredible in the 1980s with the Lakers, Celtics and 76ers.
  11. hockeybeat

    hockeybeat Guest

    Simon, I'm not arguing about the players' athletic ability. I'm asking what good is a salary cap when the games by-and-large aren't as good as they used to be.
  12. Simon_Cowbell

    Simon_Cowbell Active Member

    Truly, what is your evidence that what you say is true.

    I DO think that the rules changes the past 10 years have had a deleterious effect on the game, but I think the games are better than they ever have been.

    But THAT, certainly is up for debate, and I understand that.

    Totally subjective.
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