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Pro Salary Cap?(3 posts)

Pro Salary Cap?Spiderman
Dec 10, 2003 9:59 AM
Here is a theoretical question...What would the pro teams look like if there was a salary cap?

How would the teamwork dynamics and structure of large events change?

I don't really know, i am just throwing an idea out there...
What's the point?eschelon
Dec 10, 2003 10:43 AM
The whole point of having salary caps in major sports like football, basketball, baseball is so that the owners can't really have an all out arms race (who can spend the most money to get the best players) to disadvantage the smaller demographic market owners too much to get good talent...and also so that they can increase their profit margins.

Pro cycling is not totally about making money...that is a small part of the equation compared to most pro sports...pro cycling is all about everyone having a job and doing it with the necessary resources and most importantly being a media marketing vehicle that allows the sponsor(s) to feel like they are getting a good return as all advertising must do.
money...Spiderman
Dec 10, 2003 12:38 PM
Good point. However, what is stopping the teams from having an all out arms race? Why wouldn't they? (other than sponsership funding issues - but remember this is theoretical) I am not saying that the peloton needs a salary cap, I was just theorizing about how the dynamics of the sport would change if one was imposed.

I don't know if i agree with you about pro cycling not totally about making money. Cycling (at the pro level) is ALL about making money. Sponsership is just another avenue of getting your name to the masses. Rather than paying for a TV spot, people are wearing your name on a jersey on TV. Also, if cycling is not all about making money and getting a good return on your investment why have saturn, ONCE, IBanesto, Schroeder Iron, etc. all pulled sponsership out?