It's Super Bowl week-end, so naturally thoughts turn to money at the WSJ
...regardless of who ends up hoisting the Lombardi Trophy this weekend,
both squads have already overcome their fiercest opponent of all: the
NFL’s salary cap, a tool that makes it difficult for any one franchise
to sustain excellence.
“That’s what the system is designed to do.
That’s the very heart of it,” says former NFL executive
who most recently served as president of the Indianapolis Colts
from 1997 through 2011. “That’s why the system works so well, because it
does handicap good teams.”
The NFL is opposed to excellence! They reward the losers. Mamas don't let your babies grow up to be linebackers...instead, try baseball or basketball;
In Major League Baseball, which has no salary cap, three teams—the
San Francisco Giants, Boston Red Sox and St. Louis Cardinals—have
combined to win seven of the nine most recent World Series. (MLB does
have a luxury tax that penalizes teams for spending more than a certain
amount on payroll.)
In the National Basketball Association,
which has a less restrictive salary cap than the NFL, the San Antonio
Spurs, Los Angeles Lakers and Miami Heat have won 13 of the last 16
Which hasn't stopped either the Atlanta Hawks or Golden State Warriors from ascending to the top of the NBA's two conferences.
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