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Old 02-14-2014, 05:47 PM
 
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Roger Goodell, NFL commissioner, made $44.2 million in 2012 - ESPN

It's an obscene salary for a guy that if he had his way will probably ban tackling before he retires(joking, but not really). But the NFL owners pay his salary and its up to them to decide what they want to pay him. You'll notice that there's no salary cap for NFL Commissioners, but there is for players. Why not? Why not just have an anti-competitive salary of $5 million a year for the Commissioner? If most players salaries are pre-determined why can't the Commissioners?

If look at the comment section on ESPN many people are defending the salary by saying the NFL is a free market. What? No it isn't. The NFL is a socialist enterprise. There is equal revenue sharing and wages are suppressed through a salary cap. That's not free market capitalism.

You can make an argument for or against the salary cap, but its the opposite of a free market. I'm not saying whether it should be abolished or not.

The NBA is even less of a free-market. Players wages are pre-determined through max contracts, mid-level exceptions, bi-annual exception, minimum salary exception.

The only free market system in American sports in Baseball.

What say you, comrades?
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Old 02-14-2014, 06:55 PM
 
Location: Minnesota
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I am about to lose my supper. Can't stand the guy. The richest spoils go to the most useless people.
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Old 02-14-2014, 07:51 PM
 
Location: Bel Air, California
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Roger Goodell, NFL commissioner, made $44.2 million in 2012 - ESPN

It's an obscene salary for a guy that if he had his way will probably ban tackling before he retires(joking, but not really). But the NFL owners pay his salary and its up to them to decide what they want to pay him. You'll notice that there's no salary cap for NFL Commissioners, but there is for players. Why not? Why not just have an anti-competitive salary of $5 million a year for the Commissioner? If most players salaries are pre-determined why can't the Commissioners?

If look at the comment section on ESPN many people are defending the salary by saying the NFL is a free market. What? No it isn't. The NFL is a socialist enterprise. There is equal revenue sharing and wages are suppressed through a salary cap. That's not free market capitalism.

You can make an argument for or against the salary cap, but its the opposite of a free market. I'm not saying whether it should be abolished or not.

The NBA is even less of a free-market. Players wages are pre-determined through max contracts, mid-level exceptions, bi-annual exception, minimum salary exception.

The only free market system in American sports in Baseball.

What say you, comrades?
good for him.

The 32 NFL teams had an operating income of $1.4 billion for the same period, good for them too.

Judge Judy made $47 million last year, more people watch the NFL then Judge Judy.

everybody's happy!
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Old 02-14-2014, 09:54 PM
 
Location: Minnesota
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good for him.

The 32 NFL teams had an operating income of $1.4 billion for the same period, good for them too.

Judge Judy made $47 million last year, more people watch the NFL then Judge Judy.

everybody's happy!
Keep foolin' yourself like that. Doubt you'd get many agreeing in the New Orleans locker room.
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Old 02-15-2014, 03:13 AM
 
Location: Howard County, MD
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... But yeah, all those spoiled prima donna players are overpaid
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