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Salary Caps are Unamerican

It suppresses the free market. If a team believes LeBron James is worth 50 million a year, why shouldn't they be allowed to pay it? The ownership cartells have conspired to protect each other from themselves and in the process artificially suppress wages.

ETA: And don't give me this parity nonsense, that's propaganda.
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Elleshoe
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re: Salary Caps are Unamerican
its meant to maintain parity across the leagues...


wish i was tebow
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re: Salary Caps are Unamerican
Parity bro


barry
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re: Salary Caps are Unamerican
Baseball has no salary cap and has more parity than the NBA or NFL
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Draconian Sanctions
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re: Salary Caps are Unamerican
that's what you've been sold by the owners, with proper revenue sharing the same level of parity could be accomplished without a cap


WG_Dawg
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re: Salary Caps are Unamerican
Because Lebron, Kobe, Durant, Wade, etc. all on the same team would be boring as frick. Nobody would even watch the NBA because you'd already know in September who was gonna win the title.


wish i was tebow
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re: Salary Caps are Unamerican
I disagree that there's more parity in baseball than football


Draconian Sanctions
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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.


No team could pay all those guys and still make a profit


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The Eric
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re: Salary Caps are Unamerican
Free markets should exist in everything but sports.

Some teams have a larger following due to population. New York teams would just be unfair.

Teams like the Saints would never have a shot.


Draconian Sanctions
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re: Salary Caps are Unamerican
Studies have been done and more parity does not = more interest.

Quite the opposite in fact as people love to hate dynasties.


Draconian Sanctions
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Free markets should exist in everything but sports.

Some teams have a larger following due to population. New York teams would just be unfair.

Teams like the Saints would never have a shot.


Ok but why not increase revenue sharing instead of artificially suppressing what players can make?


corndeaux
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Some teams have a larger following due to population. New York teams would just be unfair. 


Thats where real revenue sharing comes in. The Lakers get $200mil/year for local tv all to themselves. Add all home game revenue (more expensive seats than in NO) and they can afford insane payrolls without breaking a sweat.

The real question is do you believe that pro teams are businesses designed to make profit regardless of the product or are they designed to make money to be reinvested in the team even it is comes to a net loss?


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motorbreath
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re: Salary Caps are Unamerican
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Teams like the Saints would never have a shot.


Tom benson has some of the deepest pockets in the league


SlowFlowPro
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Tom benson has some of the deepest pockets in the league

a. you're going to have to link me

b. i think he means through the operation itself and not losing money and using personal funds to make it up


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

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


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


Hope so. He's losing millions on the Hornets this season.


Kantz
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re: Salary Caps are Unamerican
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?


CunningLinguist
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re: Salary Caps are Unamerican
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I disagree that there's more parity in baseball than football


Well the numbers would say you are wrong
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SPEEDY
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re: Salary Caps are Unamerican
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Hope so. He's losing millions on the Hornets this season.


No he's not


jacks40
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why shouldn't they be allowed to pay it?


Bc fans express an almost ownership like interests in their teams.

Any ideals they have about free markets, capitalism, etc etc goes out the window if it means hurting their team.



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