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Risk...Take one please.

Posted on: March 28, 2008 1:41 am
 

The McCaskeys have essentially ZERO risk when it comes to the Bears.  George Halas not only founded what eventually became the Chicago Bears, but he founded the NFL, and charged a $100 per team entry fee.  So, you see, they were ahead of the game literally from day one!  It's like being born in a house that your family not only owns outright, but has already made a 51,000% profit on.  That's what I said.  51,000% profit.  The Bears cost Halas approximately $100,000, including players' salaries, in 1920.  They gross 51 million per year now.

This is why all of their decisions revolve around one thing.  Money.  And that's fine.  The NFL is a huge moneymaker and is America's true pasttime, as we all know.  After all, who wouldn't want to seek out a healthy bottom line?  Football is a business just as much as anything else.  It just seems to me that a team as storied as the Bears would care about actually winning games, though.  Sometimes they seem to care, and sometimes they don't.  Or, is it just that the sun shines on a dog's ass every now and then?

With a nationwide fanbase, a huge football market, and the most storied franchise in the NFL, why not spend some dough?  I really think, that with the right ownership, the Bears could be the Yankees of the NFL!  I know that baseball has no salary cap, but they do have a luxury tax.  The Yankees spend a ton on it every year, yet not only make money hand over fist, but win title after title.  That should tell you something.  You have to spend money to make money.  In other words, you have to take a risk to win big.  The Bears are not willing to do this.

I have a theory.  And that theory is this:  The old bag sits there trying not to die while her effeminate son minces around the office thinking of ways to screw us. 

Alright, that may be a bit extreme.  But, I really do think their motto is just to stay competitive.  As long as the skyboxes fill up, the parking lots stay full, season tickets are sold out, merchandise is selling and fans remain blissfully unaware and loyal, why try to upgrade?  Why take a risk and try to win a Superbowl when you are raking in record profits?

I have always known the NFL is a business designed to take our money.  I would at least like to see some effort on the management's part to sell us a decent product, that's all.

Category: NFL
Tags: Bears
 
Comments

Since: Oct 30, 2009
Posted on: October 30, 2009 3:32 pm
 

Risk...Take one please.

In a nut shell

You covered it



Since: Nov 3, 2006
Posted on: June 24, 2009 1:01 am
 

Risk...Take one please.

You ask and you shall receive!  Kudos to Jerry Angelo and the McCaskey family for finally doing something!




Since: Dec 12, 2008
Posted on: December 19, 2008 3:05 pm
 

Risk...Take one please.

I am a Vikings fan, but I have to admit.... I am shocked with the size of the fanbase and money of the Bears Organization that they do not put a better product out on the field. They should be spending Yankee kind of money on building a team. One championship? That is pathetic for a major city like Chitown. Ever since Walter Payton played the Bears team has regressed to a subpar team. Yes they have won the division and yes they have made the playoffs, but they haven't put together a dominant team that other teams in the NFL had been shaking in their boots about. I know my team has their own problems, but we are a smaller market and we do have a lot of fair weather fans. With the loyalty of your fans you deserve better.



Since: Jun 17, 2008
Posted on: November 26, 2008 4:37 pm
 

Risk...Take one please.

I agree that sometimes you have to put up the big money to get the big named players, but look at the Yankees.  I think there are some good players that just haven't been given the chance at a reasonable price.  For example the new addition to the practice squad "RUDY BURGESS"  he is a great all around athlete which has a lot of speed can catch a pass and get yards after catch.  He can return kicks and punts.  He can also get down field fast and stick a guy on special teams.  A great bargain who didn't get drafted.  I see great things in his future give the chance to shine.  MC



Since: Nov 7, 2008
Posted on: November 18, 2008 9:20 am
 

Risk...Take one please.

Growing up a Chicago sports fan, I completely agree.  With the Wurtz years with the Hawks to most of the 20th century with the cubs, it seems that some Chicago owners are content to "stay competitive" enough to keep people in the seats.  The Bears, like the Cubs, are one of the more popular sports franchises in the country.  And with Chicagoans everywhere (I knew em in Oregon and North Carolina), the Bears have a large national market. 

In the end, I think it is going to take someone like a Mark Cuban (obviously not him since he is going to be in prison soon) taking over the bears and cubs and trying to actually make them into viable, yearly winners.



Since: Sep 21, 2006
Posted on: April 23, 2008 3:32 pm
 

Risk...Take one please.

Here's what I think the real issue is. When Halas died he left the team in a trust for tax purposes. So right now there's not just one owner, but many, many owners in the family. So it's not like the owners of the Bears are like a Bob Kraft or an Al Davis, where they pretty much have supreme rule of the team and the money isn't getting divided 100 ways. That unfortanately is the case with the Bears. I think they should just sell the freaking team to someone so they can be winners finally.



Since: Apr 19, 2008
Posted on: April 21, 2008 11:53 pm
 

Risk...Take one please.

I agree that it is too bad the Bears are unwilling to pay for their team to win championships. But if you look at from a business point of view why would you need to spend money if your team doesn't win championships and people still come to the games and buy merchandise, so there's no reason to put forth more money. If we really want to change we should stop going to games and buying merchandise until they decide to put more money into a championship caliber team.



Since: Nov 3, 2006
Posted on: April 7, 2008 10:27 pm
 

Risk...Take one please.

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