> I've often wondered why the players just don't form a league of their own.
> I could envision a league in which a commissioner doles out total league
> revenues equally to team managers, who then use these funds to attract
> players (free market). In such a case, the players would be the owners,
> and they could bargain with each of the teams for the best contract. Why
> do they need owners? The PLAYERS are the attraction.
> Of course, the league would be missing the tradition of the NHL teams that
> we love and hate. We'd have to cheer for the San Fransisco Whales instead
> of our old favorites, but the players would be there.
how do new players get an interest in the team/revenues? what happens to
the interest of cut/retired players? how will the player-owners deal with
refs? could you see mario firing them all!
it sounds good in theory, but theory isn't a city in north america that
could field a team. :)
don't lean on me man,
cause you can't afford the ticket