Skip to comments.Report: Crabtree offer is reduced
Posted on 09/23/2009 10:44:56 AM PDT by Brookhaven
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if an 18 year old is good enough to play in the nfl or nba, he should have the option. the free market takes care of that kind of thing.
There is nothing free market about professional sports
I found it interesting that the player on the other end of Crabtree’s college stats, never got picked up (Graham Harrell). It’s kind of hard to think of Crabtree as all that special, if his QB wasn’t...
And Jerry Rice was the 16th pick. Wiki says only a few teams were interested because of his 4.71 40-yard dash. Much too slow to be a good NFL receiver (hehehe)....
All part of the fun with draft picks. It’s like any other hiring decision, you can come up with all kinds of measurements and what not but in the end it’s a crap shoot. That’s the one good thing about these rookie contract holdouts, we find out if they’re any good pretty quick, it’s a rare thing for a guy that holds out on his rookie contract to actually put together a good career, it’s the guys that take what’s offered hoping for the big SECOND contract that become stars.
What if they get a career ending injury in the first year?
Socialism rears its ugly head here ar FR. Is no place safe?
Why should a team have to pay if they can’t perform after the first year? Would your job continue to pay you?
My job didn’t restrict how much I could earn on my first year.
And I’m assuming they didn’t offer you multi-millions either.
The problem, is the league isn’t a collective. They have limited revenue sharing, but since the revenue is distributed unevenly, they have to force the players into a collective in order to control costs. If the league shared revenue, and required player salaries to be paid out of that revenue, then there would be no need to impose salary caps.
Only partially. That’s why they impose salary caps on players.
Well then he would have gambled and lost. That’s how capitalism works sometimes.
I know what the players have agreed to. The players are a costs of doing business. However, the top performing players would like to be able to demand an even bigger share of the revenue, without the artificially of salary caps and league minimums to constrain the free market.
I was a few dollars short. Football players wouldn’t be getting multi-millions using your system.
It’d be a shame if he blew his knee out today and never gets signed thus losing all that cash. Would all of his posse pay him back for the bad advice?
For all intents and purposes the player salaries are paid out of the shared revenue. If you take the total amount of the TV contracts (shared revenue) and divide by 32 (number of teams) you get a number that’s right in the ball park of the cap. And that doesn’t even count the visiting ticket gate and a few other revenue streams that are shared.