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Draconian Sanctions
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re: Salary Caps are Unamerican

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So your answer to making sports more "American", by ridding itself of a salary cap and instilling a free market system AND keeping parity, is to implement a socialist very un-American revenue sharing program?


No. I just said that was a better solution for parity than a cap is.

IMO parity is very overrated. There is as much evidence that it hurts interest as helps it.

Look at the European Soccer model for what I'm talking about. Ironically it's far more American that what we have.


corndeaux
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No he's not


How on earth do you figure that?


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corndeaux
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re: Salary Caps are Unamerican
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Ironically it's far more American that what we have. 


Yep. Vast gulf between the haves and have nots and massive amounts of debt.


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H-Town Tiger
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re: Salary Caps are Unamerican
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It suppresses the free market.


only within the league, nothing is stopping anyone from starting a competing league that could pay players whatever they want.

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If a team believes LeBron James is worth 50 million a year, why shouldn't they be allowed to pay it

because they are not stand alone businesses and they have agreed to certain rules with their business partners and collectively bargained it with the players.


BuckeyeFan87
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I'm with you, it's uncapitalistic.

But, I think it's sick they make that much money.


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jacks40
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because they are not stand alone businesses


9 judges in Washington DC disagree with you.


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StraightCashHomey21
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re: Salary Caps are Unamerican
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Tom benson has some of the deepest pockets in the league


compared to who?


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StraightCashHomey21
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re: Salary Caps are Unamerican
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Look at the European Soccer model for what I'm talking about


you should know thats going out the window right b/c of the new fifa fair play rules, so teams like man city, chelsea, madrid, baca and psg stop their shite.


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F machine
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re: Salary Caps are Unamerican
As long as there is true revenue sharing I don't think there would be a problem. That way teams in la and NYC wouldn't have unfair advantages.

And to the poster claiming Benson doesn't spend money, you're an idiot. If anything he's given some players too much money over the last few years. And I'm not talking about drew. If anything drew is starting to look like a bargain.


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saintsfan22
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Maybe, but he acts like his pockets are full of razor blades.


Yet somehow the Saints were 10 million over the salary cap.


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AllBamaDoesIsWin
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re: Salary Caps are Unamerican
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Because Lebron, Kobe, Durant, Wade, etc. all on the same team would be boring as frick


I disagree.


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LordoftheManor
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re: Salary Caps are Unamerican
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proper revenue sharing


Unamerican


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dcrews
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re: Salary Caps are Unamerican
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Quite the opposite in fact as people love to hate dynasties.



The problem is, if you don't have a cap, the rich get richer (which I don't care about). But what I do care about is the effects that the "rich get richer" mentality will have.

At some point if mid to smaller market teams can't retain stars because they can't afford to pay them, the franchise will eventually go under in the long run. Unless you're like OKC and get insanely lucky and hit on Westbrook and Durant. Otherwise, the total amount of teams would eventually start to dwindle and that hurts the league.


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