Originally Posted by Vottomatic
I'm all for collusion (shouldn't be illegal) and keeping some of these pathetic contracts based in reality. I also wish none of the contracts were guaranteed. You should be able to fire a guy and cut his pay when he doesn't perform. That's what I like about the NFL. I wish they were all 1-year renewable contracts.
In tennis and golf, they get paid based on how they perform. And many other sports.
You're all for wasting money.
I am not for wasting money, I am for allowing the money to be distributed to the people most responsible for the money being available: The players. Right now, contracts are based in reality. Owners aren't losing a dime. They are making money. Take money away from the players and it just means the people responsible for bringing the money in, aren't getting that money and the owner of the team is.
Every sport is one where players get paid based on how they perform. There is a reason Joey Votto gets paid like he does and Jeff Keppinger gets paid like he does.
Golf/Tennis/Autoracing - those guys get purses based on where they finish. But they are also directly responsible for their finish. Doesn't work that way in team sports.