Wednesday, February 16, 2005
Of course, the players don't understand this negotiation any better than the fans do, which makes them seem unsympathetic. They've been drilled with anti-cap propaganda for too long. It's not about a cap per se; it's about getting a cap at the right number ($42.5 million, $45 million, $49 million, whatever -- all much better than $27 million or $31 million), getting it soft rather than hard (with luxury tax and revenue-sharing components) and getting it without revenue linkage (because while parity remains a goal, if one team takes in $60 million a year and one team takes in $10 million, why should things be designed on the assumption that they each took in $35 million?).