It's a tad more complicated than that Vizzini.Mondi wrote: Your faith in free markets and unrestrained capitalism means you're an owners guy
One could argue that it's the players who are pushing for "free markets and unrestrained capitalism" in this story.
Don't mistake the game-faces on the gamers for must-crush mindsets.Mondi wrote: But, for the thoughtful folk out there, there is a deal that would make both sides happy and wouldn't require the mindset that one side has the crush the other.
Neither side is out to crush the other in this go-around, as they were last lockout.
So you don't count me among the "thoughtful folk" in regards to a potential deal?
Ummmm a few days ago I posted this:
Here is what Fehr will do within a few days imo: Accept the – 50-50 split + linkage + make whole + revenue-sharing + 5% max on back-diving contracts - that the owners have on the table. Just say ‘no’ to the other proposed player contract rules. Drop his silly “who covers the cost of the lockout?” BS.
The owners will sign on the dotted line.
Actually he’ll probably try for more bucks in the ‘make whole’ package, but therein lies the deal.
Suck on THAT Vizzini!
And sorry, but Bettman is at least a thousand times smarter than you, and a much better negotiator....
Nah, the Great Strangelove is a friend to the selfless!Mondi wrote: I mean if only everyone was SL-smart, the selfless people would just be dead or at least serving their aggressive Friedmanite masters.
(umm you're not one of 'em)
As for Friedman:
"Friedman was The Great Liberator... any honest Democrat will admit that we are now all Friedmanites."
- Lawrence Summers former President of Harvard, US Secretary of Treasury, Director of the US Economic Council, and noted hard-core US Democrat Party member