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Which system is better: NFL or Baseball

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Columbo, Jul 30, 2006.

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Which sport's financial setup protects its fans and competitive balance better, NFL or MLB?

  1. NFL

    34 vote(s)
    54.8%
  2. MLB

    28 vote(s)
    45.2%
  1. Columbo

    Columbo Active Member

    Bobby Abreu, in his prime, gets traded for an 18-year-old and a bag of balls.

    Chrissakes.

    Enough said.
     
  2. Montezuma's Revenge

    Montezuma's Revenge Active Member

    Actually, Abreu already appears to be on the decline.

    Don't see how this deal is emblamatic of what ails baseball.

    In about two years, Abreu went from being one of the most underrated players in baseball to one of the most overrated.
     
  3. Columbo

    Columbo Active Member

    How many other teams could have made this trade with Abreu (even a shade past his prime as you accurately pointed out) making what he makes.

    CMON
     
  4. Oz

    Oz Active Member

    This thread will not end well.
     
  5. Columbo

    Columbo Active Member

    Instead of your cryptic post-padder, how about your opinion?
     
  6. Della9250

    Della9250 Well-Known Member

    For all of the "comepetive balance" issues, how come over the past 15 years almost the same amount of MLB teams have made the World Series than NFL teams have made the Super Bowl? And that counts a strike year for MLB and twice as many teams every year making the NFL playoffs.

    Baseball (16)
    White Sox
    Astros
    Red Sox
    Cardinals
    Marlins
    Yankees
    Angels
    Giants
    Diamondbacks
    Mets
    Braves
    Padres
    Indians
    Phillies
    Blue Jays
    Twins

    Football (19)
    Steelers
    Seahawks
    Patriots
    Eagles
    Panthers
    Raiders
    Buccaneers
    Rams
    Ravens
    Giants
    Titans
    Broncos
    Falcons
    Packers
    Cowboys
    49ers
    Chargers
    Bills
    Redskins
     
  7. Hank_Scorpio

    Hank_Scorpio Active Member

    Don't try to speak logic to the rube.
     
  8. Columbo

    Columbo Active Member

    Well, the reason in baseball is money covering up mistakes and injury 3 out of every four teams (Yes... I understand that if you have a bunch of pre-arbitration kids who play great, a cheapie team can compete, but that is the exception).

    Football has to do with better-managed teams, since they have the same financial resources.

    Pretty easy.
     
  9. Columbo

    Columbo Active Member

    Another with zero opinion.
     
  10. zeke12

    zeke12 Guest

    My cat's breath smells like catfood.
     
  11. Columbo

    Columbo Active Member

    That's about the intellectual weight of those aforementioned posts.
     
  12. Hank_Scorpio

    Hank_Scorpio Active Member

    Oh boy sleep! That's where I'm a Viking.
     
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