Its called being smart with no CBA in place for next year. If I owned a team with no cap this year I would dump all the high salaries I have on my team and do NOTHING until the new CBA with the new cap and new rules were in place.
By doing that you position yourself to really stock up and rebuild when the new agreement and rules get hammered out AND you should have a very high draft pick with a new Rookie cap in place to boot. Sure fans don't like it, but its smart business for the long run of the franchise.
as much as i hate whats going on, i, and most other fans realize this. the worst part is the fact that he is purposely putting a worse product on the feild, and still raising the ticket prices. if you are going to make cuts across the board, at least dont rub it in the face of the fans by raising your ticket prices on top of it.
a good analogy would be that most of us fans have a football addiction, similar to a drug addiction, but he just watered down the hell out of his product and then decided to charge us more for it because he knows we need it, and cant get it anywhere else.
it is disrespectfull on every level. he is biting the hand that feeds him, but doesnt care one bit because he knows we love our team, and will still pay for it. the definition of the word greedy.
if he really wanted to make more money that much, there is another, more respectful way to do it. he could pour his heart soul AND money into the team, and then when the product on the feild is better, he can make more profit from the fans because we will be proud of our team and would willingly buy more of his merchandise in order to show it. not to mention all of the bandwagon fans that success will bring, making his business successful for the LONGTERM.
Edited by chris999, 27 September 2010 - 03:39 AM.