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I actually do propose such a law targeting men (along with girl #3 and up) who make babies. I am sorry but things must end, must stop. The New York Jets should be ashamed to add a quarter of a million more to pay for his child support when that money should be paying for teachers, nurses, and blue collar folks.
What I meant is that I personally think that it is not, but believe me many agree with you that it is too slow...that is why the proposal to speed up. Plus, even if I think it is not too slow for TV, that does not mean that I dont think the games are not too long...they are way too long (average Boston/NY Yankee game was over FOUR hours).
As far as the minimum salary....call it something that would result from bargaining. If you are going to cut a couple hundred million from max caps then you will need to at least add a minimum where the pool is still there. It also would make sure owners are not ripping their fans off (thanks Houston).
Mr. Williams, having a bunch of babies out of wedlock is currently not illegal. You want to talk about backlash, just think if someone tried to propose that as a law! If some professional athlete wants to do his best to try and populate his own 59 man roster, that's his and his women's business, as long as said kids don't end up on some welfare roster instead. There will never be a time when all professional athletes will stop doing stupid things. Most of these guys are spoiled millionaires with less than an 8th grade education and an overabundance of testosterone.
Jlord, if baseball is not too slow for tv, then why speed it up? I've never complained about the time when I was actually at a game. I have complained that they quit selling their ridiculously expensive beer too early.
What's the point of minimum caps?
Ok I understand. My thing is I cannot stand someone like New York Jet player (#31) Antonio Cromartie who is making mad money, while making babies in state after another after another and getting away with it. When will there be a time when we will hardly hear a player doing stupid things?
I agree that a morality clause would probably kill sports...especially NBA and NFL. I disagree that baseball is too slow for TV, I think speeding up the game could help. The problem runs into that some teams, especially in the AL are super slow. In this day and age of video games, action movies, 3D, etc. it is not suprising people do find it slow. I dont know if we can compare MLB with VISD. Of course there will be the haves and the have nots...I am interested in seeing how it works with the minimum salary in the NFL. Detroit fairing pretty well. My other alternative would be European Football league style of multiple divisions, with a top level division. The top 2 second tier teams get pulled up ever season, with the bottom two being relegated down.....would force owners to try....LOL
Dude, a morality clause would destroy every professional sport. There wouldn't be enough professionals left to play.
Baseball is too slow for tv. American league ball is like watching paint dry. How is it possible that I can flip the channels and see an AL game in the second inning and flip back an hour later and see it's now in the third with no runs scored?
Forget salary caps. Trying to level the playing field is impossible. How well is working in VISD? Nature won't allow things to be even. Some will be big, some small, some win and some lose. Facts of life. Is the no score keeping in teeball working on building better self-esteem? If they tried to pull that shiat when I was in teeball I would have walked. Hell, we didn't even have coach/dad pitch.
I might also add a morality clause in the contacts. I am sick and tried of a ball player doing stupid things, like Michael Wick, Tiger Woods etc.
Don't agree with your salary cap idea but a spending minimum might help some teams become competitive but there is no guarantee. It hasn't helped NBA teams like the Clippers, Kings, etc.
The Yankees have always spent the most going all the way back to when they bought Babe Ruth.
Baseball has been dominated by big cities look at the origins of the league: Chicago, NYC, STL, Boston, Philly. And even the cities with 2 teams always had one that was poorer than the other team.
That is part of baseball history.
I agree with the pitch clock or enforcing the rule as it is written.
A great pick off play is art and pitchers that can pull them off should not be punished but I agree with the limiting of mound visits. If you are being paid millions of dollars and can't figure out how to get out of the jam you just pitched yourself into you are overpaid.
You don't see Jason Garrett running onto the field to talk to Romo in the middle of the game ( although it might have helped vs. the Lions).
Good discussion starter.