Posted: 4/29/2012 1:16 PM
keokuk wrote: "Now the best teams will be the ones with the best FO’s as it should be."--I tend to agree that a rookie salary cap is a good thing. Making players somewhat accountable for their pay is good. Personally- for fans- I think the days before FA were the best. For fans, again. Rosters and teams tended to stay in place more under the old system. Sadly, the owners often abused things to their own short-term advantage.A system in any sport that leads to fair pay and adequate medical coverage married to team-controlled rosters, would be good. Without details, fair pay might generally mean a pay that exceeds what guys could earn outside the sport while still not being "crazy". Most players, I believe, would ultimately play for this. Show me a guy who is just chasing money, and I'll show you a guy the sport can live without. And less pay would have to mean cheaper tickets and food. The money saved could not just go the owners. Sports is an entertainment product and should be priced that way. Now we seem to have it priced how agents or unions or rich guys think it should be priced. And the fan is powerless and often dumb enough to pay what they are told to pay.Talent and experience would still mean more money. Just less money and more team control. Oh, and it would be nice if teams were owned by cities and not by individuals who can look out for themselves if they want.Making agents and unions- and perhaps rich individuals- too powerful in the marketplace can lead to abuses that put money and protection above the game. Sort of like some owners acted in the old days. Ah well. Money talks. Any changes won't happen right away. But we'll see. But the rookie salary cap is a good start, maybe.
Posted: 4/29/2012 2:22 PM
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