New Rule: Irritable Bowl Syndrome

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    Bill Maher: Right Wing Hypocrites Hate Obama But Love NFL SocialismPoliticususa

    Video after the jump. Jump to about 2:30.

    Some of what he said:

     
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    I think baseball has a revenue sharing system, it's just not as pinko commie as the NFL's.

    But he makes good points.



    :lol:

    He should write for Deadspin.
     
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    He does make good points, and baseball does have a revenue sharing system of sorts. All teams pay 31% of their local revenues and that is split evenly among thirty teams.

    Though I do believe Tampa Bay had the second lowest payroll the year they went to the WS, and the only team I think that has won the WS in recent memory that had a low payroll in comparison was the Marlins. Though the Marlins and the Rays had lots of great young players because for all the years they did bad, getting great draft picks in return.
     
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    I don't suppose it could be Football is entertaining, and Obama is not?
     
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    I use to watch the Cubs years ago...but then that was when Harry Caray was the announcer...man he was great. Not another announcer like him...and never will be.
     
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    The main reason it's easier for an NFL team to win a championship than the other major professional sports despite a low payroll is the one-and-done playoffs.
     
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    New Rule: Hip to be a Bore. In Modbert, we see a classic case of Irritable Bore Syndrome.

    If it's hip to be square, is it also hip to be stupid? Just wondered.
     
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    That was a pretty poor attempt at snarky humor there CG. Maybe you should hire a writer.

     
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    So, it's funny for some assclown media guy to lie about the right, but it ain't funny when I do it? Interesting sense of humor you have.
     
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    I understand Maher saying the things he is, he is a comedian. What I do not understand is how you think he is making a valid point.

    Republicans have no problem with the way the NFL shares revenue among all the teams because they are doing it by choice, and the richer teams benefit from it. On the other hand, Democrats hate the way MLB does not share revenue, and they want to impose the same thing on them that the NFL is doing so that everything is "fair". There is a massive difference between a group of people getting together on their own and deciding to share revenue so that everyone benefits mutually, and the government trying to do the same thing.

    I would also like to point out that one of the points of contention in the upcoming contract negotiations is the decision of the NFL to end revenue sharing, so pointing to it as a model of what the Democrats want to accomplish is rather silly, since it is a failure.
     

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