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1/28/2015 | 1:54:37 PM
Re: People can reform
@Broadway0474- I know what you mean by following players by bubble gum cards. When I was a kid, I collected baseball cards. My parents bought me like two or three packs of football cards. For several years I thought Brian Sipe was the best quarterback in the NFL.Never heard of Brian Sipe? There's a reason for that. But i still remember his trading card all these years later. 
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1/28/2015 | 1:52:08 PM
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@progman2000- Yes, he was forced to sell the team. Steve Ballmer owns the team now. 
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1/28/2015 | 1:51:06 PM
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@SaneIT- The stimulant thing frightens me. It frightens me like how I know there are thousands of truckers on 2 hours of sleep and 3 Red Bulls and a 5 hour energy driving on the same roads as me. If good programmers, and I mean good and not just people who need a new career, are taking things beyond a cup of Starbucks to get through a day it is actually sad and dangerous. 
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1/28/2015 | 1:48:37 PM
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@progman2000- I suppose you are right. But what gives me small amount of hope is the NBA situation with Donald Sterling. He had long been thought of as a jerk. He had been sued many times for violating civil rights of his african american tennents. Finally, an event big enough to get him out showed up. I don't recall a time in my life that ever happened before. After Robert Kraft got up and demanded an apology yesterday, I sort of hope they find him on tape telling them to deflate the balls. I'd like to see the NFL treat him like Sterling. 
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1/27/2015 | 1:57:40 PM
Re: People can reform
@Broadway0474- I think what he is counting on is that the NFL moves the media needle, too. The sports media needs the NFL almost more than the NFL needs the sports media. Until fans vote with their eyeballs, he can have scandal after scandal with no effect. The media will cover it until the next story and then they'll forget about it so they can keep their cash cow, too.
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1/27/2015 | 1:48:24 PM
Re: People can reform
@SaneIt- Very true. And the difference between an average minor league player and an average major league player is so small. Any edge makes the difference between being a pro and flipping burgers. 

What's the equivalent in IT? How do you get that edge? Ritalin? Hacking?
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1/26/2015 | 6:56:30 PM
Re: People can reform
@jries921- Well, I'm sympathetic to Bud in the sense that the game was just recovering from the '94 strike. The home run chase was giving it the "juice" it needed (pun intended). Baseball had a cocaine problem in the 1980's and a speed problem in the '70s and they both sort of sorted themselves out. I can imagine he thought the same thing would be true of 'roids. 
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1/26/2015 | 6:27:49 PM
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I have to say I like Bud Selig. He's done a pretty good job of cleaning up baseball after a rough start. The revenue is up. The parity is great. The game is as clean as can be expected (it will never be perfect). And now they're addressing some out of control pace issues. I think he deserves some credit for being willing to deal with some unpopular years. I like the NBA's Adam Silver, too. Seems to be up for anything.

It is Mr. Goodell who I think worries too much about appearences and not enough about what is right.
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1/26/2015 | 6:24:42 PM
Re: The Football in the Room
@jagibbons- Oh no! Do you mean to say that getting my nose broken is now a tradition? Or my kidney stones? It is going to be a tough few years ahead. :)

I swear that every business would be benefit from always asking the passover question: Why is this night different than all other nights? I don't mean it in a religious way. I just mean ask yourself what is changing, what is the same, what should we be doing differently?
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1/26/2015 | 5:42:21 PM
Re: People can reform
@jries921- I've always thought the problem with sports commissioners is that they work for the owners, not the game. When they do something "for the good of the game" it is actually for the bottem line of the owners. I think if the commissioners first thought was for the good the game, they'd do it very differently.

Sadly, I think most C-suites act the same way. 
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