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Old 11-02-2009, 04:13 PM   #61
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No love for baseball???? It's about as American as it gets.
Baseball? Sure - I watch the Little League World Series every year. The "haves vs. have-nots" MLB? No thanks. And I'll ditch the NFL in a heartbeat if the Robert Krafts, Jerry Joneses and the Dan Snyders of the league get their way and the NFL goes down the same road, because the Steelers will be pretty much guaranteed to become noncompetitive at that point. I'm not interested in watching billionaire asshats like Steinbrenner buy championships.
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Old 11-02-2009, 04:33 PM   #62
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Baseball? Sure - I watch the Little League World Series every year. The "haves vs. have-nots" MLB? No thanks. And I'll ditch the NFL in a heartbeat if the Robert Krafts, Jerry Joneses and the Dan Snyders of the league get their way and the NFL goes down the same road, because the Steelers will be pretty much guaranteed to become noncompetitive at that point. I'm not interested in watching billionaire asshats like Steinbrenner buy championships.

I can appreciate the whole money thing, but to be honest money cannot buy Championships. Last time the Yanks won anything it was with predominantly home grown talent (FA here and there). Jones won with drafted talent too and Snyder hasn't won squat. Krafts scheme is a little bit different than the rest of 'em, plus they cheat.

Yanks lost the last two WS to teams whose salaries were roughly 25% of what the Yanks roster was worth.

I've said it before, I'm glad the Yankee organization puts all that money back into the team. Some organizations don't.
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Old 11-02-2009, 04:52 PM   #63
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I can appreciate the whole money thing, but to be honest money cannot buy Championships. Last time the Yanks won anything it was with predominantly home grown talent (FA here and there). Jones won with drafted talent too and Snyder hasn't won squat. Krafts scheme is a little bit different than the rest of 'em, plus they cheat.
The only real reason that Snyder hasn't won anything yet is because the current structure of the NFL (thankfully) doesn't allow a team to simply outspend everyone else to get into the postseason every single year. Without a salary cap, Snyder could buy a team that is so laden with talent, even he couldn't eff it up.

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Yeah, but have those two teams stayed competitive? The Diamondbacks have been back to the postseason a grand total of two times in the eight years since they beat the Yankees in 2001, and the Marlins haven't been back to the postseason since they they beat the Yankees in 2003. The Yankees, meanwhile, have missed the postseason ONCE in the last fourteen years. I don't want the NFL turning into a league where the Steelers might make the postseason once a decade (and even then only because they're so well-run and probably only to be knocked out in the WC round) because they simply don't have an owner with deep enough pockets to compete year-in and year-out.
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I've said it before, I'm glad the Yankee organization puts all that money back into the team. Some organizations don't.
peter king wrote how it was pretty cold at the yankee stadium last series.

hot chocolate was being sold in the stands for $9.

thats nine bucks for some hot water and artificial chocolate flavored powder.

yep. thats about as american as it gets.

buck faseball. i'll care once my team is able to compete.

some shitrag just named the pirate rookie "ROTY". if he keeps it up its nice to know he will be a yankee or redsock within 2 years.

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The only real reason that Snyder hasn't won anything yet is because the current structure of the NFL (thankfully) doesn't allow a team to simply outspend everyone else to get into the postseason every single year. Without a salary cap, Snyder could buy a team that is so laden with talent, even he couldn't eff it up.



Yeah, but have those two teams stayed competitive? The Diamondbacks have been back to the postseason a grand total of two times in the eight years since they beat the Yankees in 2001, and the Marlins haven't been back to the postseason since they they beat the Yankees in 2003. The Yankees, meanwhile, have missed the postseason ONCE in the last fourteen years. I don't want the NFL turning into a league where the Steelers might make the postseason once a decade (and even then only because they're so well-run and probably only to be knocked out in the WC round) because they simply don't have an owner with deep enough pockets to compete year-in and year-out.

We'll have to agree to disagree here my friend.

As far as the Steelers; Pittsburgh isn't New York or L.A. but the Steelers are a premiere franchise and I couldn't see them not competing even without a salary cap. Maybe I'm wrong, but it would seem to me that our scouting department is where it starts.

BTW - We also forgot to mention Al Davis.
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peter king wrote how it was pretty cold at the yankee stadium last series.

hot chocolate was being sold in the stands for $9.

thats nine bucks for some hot water and artificial chocolate flavored powder.

yep. thats about as american as it gets.



some shitrag just named the pirate rookie "ROTY". if he keeps it up its nice to know he will be a yankee or redsock within 2 years.


Hey, the Pirates are the MLB's farm team. I hate that too, but they like to trade their stars. It's not all F/A.

Concessions in most venues is outrageously priced. Especially in this area, But the avg income is higher too so it's all relative.

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peter king wrote how it was pretty cold at the yankee stadium last series.

hot chocolate was being sold in the stands for $9.

thats nine bucks for some hot water and artificial chocolate flavored powder.

yep. thats about as american as it gets.

buck faseball. i'll care once my team is able to compete.

some shitrag just named the pirate rookie "ROTY". if he keeps it up its nice to know he will be a yankee or redsock within 2 years.

Hey, I like the Pirates... They develop players for teams like the Red Sox and Spankees. So, I'll like the Pirates as long as they develop players for my favorite team, the Boston RED SOX!


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