Cot man interviews Fay Vincent

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  1. Mr Janny

    Mr Janny Welcome to the Office of Secret Intelligence
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    Did anyone else catch this, today?

    I'm not usually a fan of Larry, but the interview with Fay Vincent, today was really, really good. Fay had a ton to say on Steinbrenner(Fay was not a big fan), the state of baseball today, as well as the state of professional sports in general. He has some really interesting ideas on players unions, management, Lebron, etc. I don't know if the Champ does podcasts their shows, but this one is definitely worth a listen.
     
  2. MNCyGuy

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    I know they did when he interviewed Fred right after he got hired, hopefully this one too.
     
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    Bear in mind that the reason that the interview was good, had very little to do with Larry Cotlar, and more to do with the fact that Fay Vincent is just a very interesting person with some non-traditional ideas about sports
     
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    The real question....what did Fay think about Drake's chances in the MVC this year?
     
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    #6 Mr Janny, Jul 14, 2010
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    exactly.


    Actually, the thing I found most interesting was regarding Lebron James.

    Vincent suggested that a huge star like Lebron, should have asked for a lower salary, but also for partial ownership of the team that he went to. He made the comparison, that James is basically like an executive at a corporation, and should ask for "stock options" like any executive would expect.
    My initial thought would be that no team would ever do this, but he went on to explain that the long term effect would break the players union, because if Lebron were a part owner of a team, he would be "management," and federal law would dictate that he could no longer be in the union. The player is still protected, because they own a piece of the team, but the union is forced out.

    Not saying I agree, but it's a take I had not heard before.
     

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