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tfan



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PostPosted: 12/09/17 1:24 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Bob Lamm wrote:
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If Dolan coudn't make money on the Liberty in New York, he wasn't trying very hard. A team in a large market like New York, Chicago, LA, or even Houston and Phoenix has the population and resources to make a profit....the team just has to give a damn and market themselves to the city. WNBA teams fail because the teams marketing/Advertising departments fail.


Why would the hideous Jimmy Dolan try hard to make money on the New York Liberty? Because he needs that money? No. Because he cares about MSG stockholders? No. Because he cares about women's basketball or women's sports in general? No.



Why did he own the team for 21 years if he didn't care about making money for himself or others and didn't care about women's basketball and didn't care about women's sports in general?


He's a bored rich guy who's never achieved anything himself, who's gotten everything from Daddy. Bored rich guys like toys. That's why a bunch of them are sports owners.


Don't see how he can have no interest in women's basketball and yet owning a women's basketball team makes him less bored. Seems like you have to give him credit for something.


Sorry, but I don't have to give credit to bored rich guys for playing with their toys. I will reserve my credit for the coaches and players of the New York Liberty and the other WNBA teams. I have great respect for them.


You are implicitly giving him credit for having interest in women's basketball, which is considered virtuous here. So it seems like you are complimenting him, if unintentionally.


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PostPosted: 12/09/17 2:00 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

It is interesting that fans often come to despise, or at least strongly dislike team owners with a few exceptions for the teams that win championships. Most WNBA owners are rich people who whether bored or vain want to have a sports team to run. Corporate owners are much more oriented to making a profit off of the team, or to merge it into a larger overall strategy (e.g. the Sun and Stars being owned by casino operators.) Corporate owners may be quicker to dump a team that isn't meeting expectations than vain, bored rich guys.


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PostPosted: 12/09/17 2:03 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

tfan wrote:
Bob Lamm wrote:
tfan wrote:
Bob Lamm wrote:
tfan wrote:
Bob Lamm wrote:
Hawkeye wrote:
If Dolan coudn't make money on the Liberty in New York, he wasn't trying very hard. A team in a large market like New York, Chicago, LA, or even Houston and Phoenix has the population and resources to make a profit....the team just has to give a damn and market themselves to the city. WNBA teams fail because the teams marketing/Advertising departments fail.


Why would the hideous Jimmy Dolan try hard to make money on the New York Liberty? Because he needs that money? No. Because he cares about MSG stockholders? No. Because he cares about women's basketball or women's sports in general? No.



Why did he own the team for 21 years if he didn't care about making money for himself or others and didn't care about women's basketball and didn't care about women's sports in general?


He's a bored rich guy who's never achieved anything himself, who's gotten everything from Daddy. Bored rich guys like toys. That's why a bunch of them are sports owners.


Don't see how he can have no interest in women's basketball and yet owning a women's basketball team makes him less bored. Seems like you have to give him credit for something.


Sorry, but I don't have to give credit to bored rich guys for playing with their toys. I will reserve my credit for the coaches and players of the New York Liberty and the other WNBA teams. I have great respect for them.


You are implicitly giving him credit for having interest in women's basketball, which is considered virtuous here. So it seems like you are complimenting him, if unintentionally.


LOL. This is my last comment in this exchange, tfan. Why is it so essential to you to put words in my mouth that I obviously don't believe? If you want to praise slimy Jimmy Dolan, go for it.



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