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djb
02-25-2002, 04:02 PM
I want to see this kid in a Dallas Cowboys uni i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif I know Troy Hambrick was a stud this year but I've just always wanted Williams to play in BigD.

LonestarROB
02-25-2002, 04:41 PM
I'd definitly be for it. I bet he ends up in Miami though.

Murphy3
02-25-2002, 06:15 PM
i'd love it

Drbio
02-25-2002, 10:20 PM
Maybe if Cuban bought the Cowboys...hhmmmm.....

MFFL
02-25-2002, 10:45 PM
Unfortunately Cuban couldn't be as creative with a football team. That damn hard salary cap.

Murphy3
02-25-2002, 10:47 PM
baseball needs a salary cap similar to football.... yes, it sucks at times..but it would help save my beloved sport

MFFL
02-25-2002, 10:59 PM
I actually prefer a soft cap with a luxury tax like basketball. There's an area where you can make unrestricted moves (under the cap), an area where the moves have to be creative (over the cap), and a final stopping point for most teams (the luxury tax).

Murphy3
02-25-2002, 11:01 PM
yeah..but i think the basketball cap is too liberal

Rhylan
02-26-2002, 01:09 PM
<< yeah..but i think the basketball cap is too liberal >>



The best thing about it is that it is designed for teams to have an easier time keeping their players, but the LT, at least this year, has kept old overpaid vets from sticking around too long. Somebody like Sam Perkins would have stuck around another year for what he was making had his team not been fearful of the LT. It's too early to tell yet, but so far I like the basketball cap. Football just has way too many good ol' boys being waived because of salary cap concerns. Basketball is kind of a middle of the road solution.

Another great thing about the basketball cap is the rookie scale salaries. No holdouts. That's just beautiful.

Murphy3
02-26-2002, 01:12 PM
i do like the rookie scale..but i do like a harder cap...just my HSO

it wouldn't help the mavs..but think of how we would feel if it were someone else that wasn't afraid of the LT and we were stuck with an owner that was spending $30 mil on players

Rhylan
02-26-2002, 07:03 PM
We'd feel pretty bad, but surely not as bad as the way we felt when guys like Zachanelli and Sonju were calling the shots.

But fans always bitch when you have overpaid players that don't contribute relative to their salary. So now, because of what Cuban's doing, you're saying the same fans will be upset because their owners are too cheap to take on bad contracts. Bad contracts, which, by nature, overpay underacheiving players. You're right, but it just goes to show that as an owner, you can't win unless you gauge success by your own measures and no one elses. (Turning a profit of X, making the playoffs... whatever).

Hopefully, over the course of a few years, Cuban's over-the-cap spending will eventually be an example of a creative business model that proves to other NBA owners that spending LT-type money, as long as it's smart, doesn't have to hurt as bad as they think. Then, maybe a few more will follow suit. But a lot of that has to do with the initial investmants Cuban has shown that he's willing to make.

And of course, this is all contingent on the current CBA staying in place or a new one being pretty similar.

Drbio
02-27-2002, 04:42 PM
The Waco Unreliable Times reports that talks between the Fins and Saints have broken off due to the demand that the Saints also throw in a draft pick. Apparently the Fins don't want to give up their #1 and #3 pick because they would not have another until round 5. The Saints are balking at sending them Williams and a #3. The Waco paper reports the Cowboys have made initial contact with the Saints and have entered the fray with about five other teams. Go Jerry!

Williams wearing doublestars would be huge.

Doc

BiteMeVescey
02-27-2002, 09:13 PM
If we were to get him, he'd be able to get here quickly. I didn't think you could make an SUV go 126 mphi/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif