You mean have the teams actually have to compete for players is a free market place. Imagine that.
Yeah, that’ll work out real well for the sport. You’ll have a handful of teams that will survive the economics of that system, and the rest will disappear.
>>>You mean have the teams actually have to compete for players is a free market place. Imagine that.
Yes, it doesn’t get much more socialistic in sports than with the NFL. All teams share equally in television revenue, they all submit to a salary cap limiting how much they can spend, and the draft rewards poorer performing franchises.
There’s no need to imagine that - it’s been how leagues have operated in the past - and it instantly turns into a fiasco. You need to understand that a league needs to be a collective to survive. It doesn’t work as a free market pure system. Do you honestly think the New York Yankees putting the Kansas City Royals out of business is the same thing as Mr. Jefferson outperforming and thereby running Random White Guy Dry Cleaners into the ground is the same thing?
Doesn’t work that way. Players agree to take a large % of the revenues in exchange for the right to teams having a draft.