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Old 10-25-2011, 10:05 PM   #32 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by m5racer View Post
Its not about that from the players POV.

Players are supposedly doing this for "future" players and future bargaining agreements. Think of it this way.

Players lets say agree to 50% instead of 52.5% or 53%.....what happens in 5 years when they go back to the tables and the BRI is at 50%, then the owners are going to offer 42-45% further effecting the players BRI. THey are holding true so that during the next BA, the figure is at 53% rather then 50% allowing for further negotiations to be conducted.
2016 or 2021 (if it's the long deal) negotiation is about the last thing on players' mind, i suspect.

Originally Posted by m5racer View Post
If you want to own a sports franchise, your number one goal should not be profits
the lockout isn't really about getting serious profits at this point though. It's about limiting losses. If the reports are accurate and many teams have negative cash flows of tens of mils, it sucks.
Who can afford that? Paul Allen and a couple others?
GL finding a Paul Allen for every team.
A lot of owners have a net worth of 1 bil or so. They can't afford to lose 50 mil a year on luxury tax or best coaches. So what's the "number one goal" for them? Not winning if they can't afford it.
Unless you get huge indirect benefits for your main business to compensate those losses, it's a broken system.
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