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Old 10-05-2011, 03:51 PM   #266 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by XiaominWu View Post
this. owners assume ALL risk..... they should be getting more of the rewards, imo.
Don't they get a lot of sweetheart deals from municipalities? Don't they get to just write-off any losses, even when they are just created through accounting tricks? Aren't they assured of a 10-20 percent return on their investment no matter how much they might deserve it or not? I don't see that much risk. There is an imbalance of rewards from franchise to franchise, and it's pretty gigantic. So they want to paper that over by taking a huge chunk of the player's share? I guess it's smart if they can do it, but it hardly strengthens the league. In the end you get problem avoidance from both the agents and the owners with the rich tv contracts. If that's what is deemed worthy of cancelling a season, then fuck it altogether.
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