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Draconian Sanctions
LSU Fan
Austin, TX
Member since Oct 2008
38321 posts

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.






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corndeaux
New Orleans Pelicans Fan
Member since Sep 2009
4760 posts

re: Salary Caps are Unamerican


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No he's not


How on earth do you figure that?






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corndeaux
New Orleans Pelicans Fan
Member since Sep 2009
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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
Toledo Fan
Member since Nov 2003
42441 posts

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.






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BuckeyeFan87
USA Fan
Columbus
Member since Dec 2007
21355 posts

re: Salary Caps are Unamerican


I'm with you, it's uncapitalistic.

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






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jacks40
LSU Fan
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re: Salary Caps are Unamerican


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because they are not stand alone businesses


9 judges in Washington DC disagree with you.






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StraightCashHomey21
West Virginia Fan
Huntingdon,UK
Member since Jul 2009
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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
West Virginia Fan
Huntingdon,UK
Member since Jul 2009
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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
New Orleans Saints Fan
Member since Jun 2009
11885 posts

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
New Orleans Saints Fan
baton rouge
Member since May 2006
24503 posts

re: Salary Caps are Unamerican


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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
Alabama Fan
Member since Dec 2011
16651 posts

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
LSU Fan
Prague, Czech Republic
Member since Jul 2006
4183 posts

re: Salary Caps are Unamerican


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proper revenue sharing


Unamerican






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dcrews
UNO Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Feb 2011
7369 posts

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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