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Is MLB the only sport left not fixed?

Discussion in 'Sports Zone' started by juck, Sep 25, 2012.

  1. WPBCowboysFan

    WPBCowboysFan Well-Known Member

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    Is this Lebron? :lmao2: :lmao2: :lmao2:
  2. ABQCOWBOY

    ABQCOWBOY Moderator Staff Member

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    Absolutely. I am a Yankee fan but that doesn't mean that the response is not accurate.
  3. WPBCowboysFan

    WPBCowboysFan Well-Known Member

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    Hard to prove if its accurate or not.

    There may be some validity to it, but its hard to believe that that really is the case.

    The only way we really see true competition in MLB is to have a hard salary cap. Have a truly level playing field when it comes to salaries.
  4. ABQCOWBOY

    ABQCOWBOY Moderator Staff Member

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    That is not a solution. You can have the cap set at anything you want but unless you mandate salary expenditures, you can't guarantee anything. Besides, the players don't really want that. If you cap salaries, they don't get paid as much.
  5. juck

    juck Well-Known Member

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    its soo weak isnt it?
  6. ABQCOWBOY

    ABQCOWBOY Moderator Staff Member

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    If you say so.
  7. WPBCowboysFan

    WPBCowboysFan Well-Known Member

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    Whats amazing is the other major sports can do it, but somehow its far too complicated for MLB to implement.

    Could they regulate scouting, minor league $$$, international $$$, and other areas? Only if they wanted to actually do it.
  8. WPBCowboysFan

    WPBCowboysFan Well-Known Member

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    Well, . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . not to the front runners! :lmao2:
  9. ABQCOWBOY

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    I don't know that anybody believes it's too complicated. I think that neither side, players or owners, want it. Players want to continue to have the bigger salaries this arrangement provides and the owners, for the most part, do not want to open their books. The Yankees are one of the few teams who have said they would be willing to open their books. Their books are so scrutinized that they are pretty much open anyway.
  10. ABQCOWBOY

    ABQCOWBOY Moderator Staff Member

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    We are all Cowboy Fans. Does that mean that we are all front runners?
  11. Cowboys&LakersFan

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    Don't worry they won't dare to call you a front runner since you're a respected mod here, but since I'm "young and stupid" (According to them) they'll have no problem calling me one. For the record even though I'm a Yankees fan and root for them obviously I'm not nearly as big of a Yankees fan as I'm a Cowboys or Lakers fan. I just don't find baseball very entertaining while I absolutely love basketball and football. I haven't watched many Yankees games this season. I usually only watch the playoffs.

    I'm gonna be honest I really didn't start loving football until around age 12 which is when I started playing football. That was actually the year that Tony took over as the starting quarterback. Back then the Lakers were without question my favorite sports team with the Cowboys and Yankees a distant second, but after I started playing football I fell more in love with the game each year that passed by. Now my love for the Lakers and Cowboys is about even. I never thought that'd happen, but it did. Being a Lakers fan I've been very fortunate to whiteness a lot of great basketball and now with this new superstar roster it looks like that'll continue.

    Unfornately that hasn't been the case as a Cowboys fan. I've never witnessed a Super Bowl. What I've witnessed is some of the most gut wrenching, heart breaking losses in team history. The bobbled snap in 2006, losing to the Giants as the #1 seed when we really should've won the Super Bowl, the next year losing 44-6 to the hated Eagles in the season finale, and then getting destroyed by Grandpa Favre. These last two seasons we didn't make the playoffs because we've just flat out gave several games away. Hopefully this year we win a Super Bowl because I want it BAD. :starspin
  12. ABQCOWBOY

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    Well, you are young enough that I suspect you will see more Super Bowl runs from the Cowboys. We won't always be also rans.

    :)
  13. WPBCowboysFan

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    Just a Cowboys fan, w/o the other teams - most would probably not consider that as a front runner.
  14. ABQCOWBOY

    ABQCOWBOY Moderator Staff Member

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    I like all of those teams as well. I guess you can call me a front runner too.
  15. juck

    juck Well-Known Member

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    Rooting for americas fav 3 teams is being a front runner.In my generation the fronters rooted for the Bulls,Cowboys and Yankees.Its unfortunate that many Cowboy fans like them only cause they have the Americas Team label.Being born in DFW but growing up mostly in Pittsburgh was tough. Heck i was such a Rangers fan I picked them to play on in lil league.Cowboys are hated here.This a football first then hockey second town. I hate hockey.
  16. WPBCowboysFan

    WPBCowboysFan Well-Known Member

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    Ok, fair enough.:)
  17. ABQCOWBOY

    ABQCOWBOY Moderator Staff Member

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    Please, go out of your way to do so during the playoffs, every year.
  18. GloryDaysRBack

    GloryDaysRBack Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, because being in a huge market has absolutely zero bearing on how much teams can spend
  19. ABQCOWBOY

    ABQCOWBOY Moderator Staff Member

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    If it bothers you, just start watching those teams.

    This is silly what you guys do to this kid on a daily basis but I'll tell you what, it's you time to waste.
  20. Cowboys&LakersFan

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    It's aight I can take it. ;)

    My brothers give me crap for it all time, but it don't phase me at all.

    I'm gonna root for my teams and I'm never gonna let anyone make me do different.

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