Re: Cap hits for the future
posted at 12/11/2009 9:30 AM EST
In Response to Re: Cap hits for the future
[QUOTE]I'm sick of the cap, I don't want one anymore. Im tired of seeing players that have developed in the Patriots system walk away to be paid more somewher else because of the "Cap" It's un-American. I don't care about other teams. let them figure out away to make money to pay players. good ex: Ralph Wilson, had the opportunity to sell to a weathly up-state NY business man. but no, its much easier to take money from other owners. Would't it gall you to have to give you're hard earned profits to a COMPETITOR!! who then uses it to grab your players. To think that the Patriots have to decide whether to keep Wilfork or Mankins !!?? Just Stupid! And it's not working anyway look at all the lousy teams this year!
Posted by NEGAME[/QUOTE]
I disagree, but I am one of those small market teams that could not compete. So take my comments for what they are worth.
Removing the salary cap in my opinion will create exactly the system that we have in MLB. it is understandable that a boston fan would have no problem with this given the fact that the sox are one of those large market teams that spends like a sailor on shore leave.
As I see it, in professional sports, if you are going to have a league, it should at least be set up in a way that gives every team an opportunity to be competitive. MLB is not set up that way, and that is why we never see teams like KC, Cin, Mil, Pit, etc being successful anymore.
A professional sports league is not an industry like every other industry. If it was then anyone could start a team and build it as successfully as they could and would be allowed to compete head to head against other teams in that league. But that opportunity does not exist.
The salary cap and revenue sharing allows teams like Indianapolis to maintain a competitive team not at the expense of a New York or Boston. Without these things (imo), Indy, Cincy, KC, Ten, etc, etc. would not be able to compete.
I think the most interesting leagues (and I really don't know much about them) are the soccer leagues in Europe. Each country seems to have 2 or 3 tiers of professional leagues that are intertwined. The worst in the higher league (i think) get sent down a rung to the lower league in the following year while the best in the lower league(s) get to move up a league. Very interesting. Please anyone correct me where I am wrong.