Sunday, March 9, 2008

Random Thought on Fire Sales...

I understand the Fire Sale option.  I think it's great for teams under new ownership.  But I don't like it for returning owners.  It just seems bush league to me for anyone not to own up to the contracts they signed in the previous season.


Then again, I'm guilty of taking the narrative side of GDR too seriously (and perhaps not taking the game side seriously enough), so feel free to ignore me on this.  But I really do think that Fire Sales should be limited to folks who are taking over an orphaned team.  Especially in Champions' Leagues.  I mean, the best of the best should be able to build a long-term winner without resorting to loading up on big names via untenable contracts, shouldn't they?

2 comments:

LLanthor said...
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LLanthor said...

I've got to agree with you on firesales, Blackland. I wish there was a way they could turn the option on only for claimed teams...possibly have it part of the claiming process. If the designers could have the new owners decide when they claim the team to firesale, that's the only way I'd turn it on in a league I commish.