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  •  But the millions of dollars are going to be there. (4+ / 0-)

    People are going to buy tickets, hot dogs, and beers. They're going to watch on TV or listen to the radio and advertisers are going to want to buy ads. They're going to want their favorite player's sweater.

    Given that the money's going to be there regardless, I'd rather it go to the players (the people that all the fans are going to see) rather than the owners.

    "When I give food to the poor, they call me a saint. When I ask why the poor have no food, they call me a communist." --Dom Helder Camara, archbishop of Recife

    by JamesGG on Mon Nov 12, 2012 at 08:54:57 AM PST

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    •  If you are Canadian, which seems plausible (0+ / 0-)

      from your other posts, you might be familiar with studies done when the Expos departed your fair land (hehe heheh hehe eh ha).  

      The point being that studies were done that there was no overall economic impact, the entertainment $$s available were just distributed differently - presumably in the Montreal area towards smaller enterprises (restaurants, bars) or perhaps WWE extravaganzas?  Who knows, but the fans are probably just distributing there $$s differently throughout the economy so there's no discernible overall impact.

      •  I'm not Canadian... (3+ / 0-)

        ...but that doesn't really change my larger point—which is that if top-tier professional hockey exists in a given place, it's going to take in millions of dollars. I'd rather that go to the players who fans like me go to see, than to the owners.

        "When I give food to the poor, they call me a saint. When I ask why the poor have no food, they call me a communist." --Dom Helder Camara, archbishop of Recife

        by JamesGG on Mon Nov 12, 2012 at 12:37:20 PM PST

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        •  Egad, my sincerest apologies (0+ / 0-)

          what a horrible smear on your good name!!

          Also, I agree with you that the lower on the food chain the $$s go (e.g., to the millionaire players vs. billionaire owners) that's a good thing.

          But my point is that the lockout exacerbates this effect even more, in a good way - i.e., that the entertainment $$s trickle down to an even lower level.

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