Why are all our professional sports leagues ran by communist?

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    I was just wondering what with all revenue sharing they do, did they all study at the Kremlin or something?
     
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    I though they were socialists!?
     
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    on here I was told it was communist, is there a difference between socialist and communist?

    I've heard one supports private ownership and shared responsibility while the other is kind of heavy on the control aspect.... but I suppose it's quite complicated....
     
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    I thought I would link this here too, what the guy didn't get out was that Obama never said you didn't build your business, he said you didn't build the bridges and roads, But Republicans depend on telling people they have no right to have a say in things (through their government) they want all the control at the top like a corporation, every person who has ever owned a share of stock knows exactly how much the guys at the top care about what you have to say, and that's how the GOP likes it.

    Fox's Beckel On Distortion Of Obama Comments: "Once Again, We Put Something On The Air That's A Flat-Out Lie" | Video | Media Matters for America
     
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    I understand why the cons are reluctant to come out, they don't like to think about all that wealth redistribution the big leagues do. They know that sometimes there is a Peyton or Eli but when it comes to their kid they don't want to take a chance, so they don't care what it does to the game, if they started for Bills, then their kid is too and the government got no say in the matter, so to speak.
     
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    Unlike your wetdream government, the weak and lame get cut.
     
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    Professional sports teams are franchises. Being a franchise means that you have to do what the parent company says per the terms of your franchise agreement. So there are many things you can't do, such as relocate your franchise, unless the parent company says you can.

    So, for example, the NFL can dictate all kinds of rules, such as uniform uniformity (?), equipment requirements, etc. Like McDonalds, the parent company can also require and enforce all sorts of fees and financial rules per the operating agreement. If a prospective NFL franchisee doesn't like the fees and rules, they don't have to sign on the dotted line. The parent company can also distribute money as it sees fit to maintain its existence and profitability.

    That's how franchises work. Rules are created and enforced by the parent company, not the government. So the NFL is an example of capitalism, not communism.

    Did I really need to explain this?

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    So you're comparing professional sports to say IBM? Not apples to apples my friend......try again
     
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    Ugh. Straw man arguments give me gas. If you can show me how IBM has a franchise functionality, I'll be able to respond.

    I answered the question as clearly and simply as I could.

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    Is this what the left has left?

    It is a private enterprise, they have rules to ensure their product stays viable.

    If someone really doesn't understand business and thinks socialists run sports, I can help with then being stupid.
     

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