Ownership to be taken over by Players???

Discussion in 'magicJack' started by Lloyd Heilbrunn, Jul 17, 2011.

  1. Lloyd Heilbrunn

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  3. StarCityFan

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    It doesn't. Just means that Magic Dan has gotten tired of his new toy already.
  4. soccerreigns

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    so they would be willing to blow thier money when the league might now even make next year...or he is so in love with them he might just give it to them


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    This guy does not have any clue what he writing about
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    This.
  7. Blustar

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    Yeah I really love this quote,

    "Yet again, as they had done all tournament, the Japanese proved that they are the most highly skilled players in women's soccer."

    Frickin moron. Did he even watch the game?
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    Jeff Kassouf (via twitter) says there are multiple inaccuracies in that espn article.
  9. Lloyd Heilbrunn

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    Guys/Gals I just posted it, I'm not vouching for it. :)
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    Didnt the MagicJack owner already serve the purpose of the team which was to market his product? Every tv station that showed the WWC and the programme purchased by fans at the games will have MagicJack next to Abby's name... mission accomplished...
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    How can things be so dire for MJ when he just paid a $100,000 transfer fee for Megan Rapinoe?
  12. Ben James Ben

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    The Twitter conversation between Jeff Kassouf and William Bretherton about the article and its credibility:
    http://mobile.twitter.com/jeffkassouf/status/92804444621774848
    http://mobile.twitter.com/william2993/status/92820583666028544
    http://mobile.twitter.com/jeffkassouf/status/92821281992474624
    http://mobile.twitter.com/william2993/status/92822281604169728
    http://mobile.twitter.com/jeffkassouf/status/92824364763987969

    I see a few interesting questions. Who fed this information to the article's author and to what end? What would be the motive for revealing the magicJack rumor and a possible league salary cap reduction? Who would be in possession of such information?
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    whatever happened to this rumor that Abby wanted to form ownership of her own team? Would be a first for Owner-manager-player or perhaps she would even hire a manager and not interfere with the substitution patterns.
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    There's an explicit statement by Borislow in one of WPS's court documents that he was trying to sell the team to a couple of the players. Of course, it's Dan saying it....
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    Does anyone think players actually have the finances to own a team? I, for one, do not. Making even mid-six figures doesn't provide enough financial security to be able to fund a team--not to mention provide for post-playing career income.
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    During-playing-living-wage-income is the goal for a most of the folks on these rosters, and they're far better prepared than some other pros to earn a living after they're done.

    The original plan for the NSA (the one they should've gone with as opposed to the WUSA), was for players to be partner/owners with a stake in the league. The questions are always how much cash can you raise to pay expenses, what is the player's participation worth in terms of cash now and future stake, and how can you ensure enough revenue to get from today to tomorrow. If player owners could run a 6th team, I'm all for it!
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    I just do not think players have the money to gamble on a WPS team. Even if a team paid no salary to players who are owners it still takes a significant amount of money to operate a team--they have to pay for insurance, operations, facilities, coach's salary, GM salary, tix sales, etc. Would take at least $800k for one year. You really think players have that and would play for free? Do you work for free?
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    I think you've hit the nail on the head - player owners can plow some money in, and take less out in return for an ownership stake, but you've got to generate enough cash to pay expenses and some level of salaries for folks to live on.

    That doesn't mean it isn't a good idea, but there has to be seed $$ and a plan to make that ownership stake valuable in the long term.
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    Right. I just don't think any of the current players have that kind of cash. Just not do-able. And you've got to have ability to play/run franchise that I don't see any current players having the experience to do. What current players even run their own camps? Not lend their names to a camp run by other people but do the work to pull together the camp?

    It's like folks asking Maddow to #saveWPS on twitter. Maddow doesn't have the kind of cash necessary.
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    Online reports say she's worth about $12 million. She could afford a good-sized share of one team (without jeopardizing her financial situation), but that would be about it.
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    How much someone is worth and how much $$ they actually have available to pay for stuff are two very different things - as WPS has already learned the hard way.

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