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Kubricks / Re: Power of the Kubricks!
« on: October 25, 2004, 02:28 PM »

Ooooooh.  Pretty.  Maybe I should try to grab one of those Luke or R2 for my growing collection...

Wait.  Too expensive.  Other stuff I can buy with the $$$... or should I... no.

OK, Note to self:
I do not want to collect carded Kubricks, I do not want to collect carded Kubricks, I do not want to collect carded Kubricks, I do not want to collect carded Kubricks, I do not want to collect carded Kubricks, I do not want to collect carded Kubricks, I do not...

I don't think it's working... :-\


If pay was more even, and teams were more competitive, you would see more and more players wanting to play in there home towns, most of which are small market teams.  You can sit here and argue all day with me about the cap not working, but I will disagree til I die. 

Ah, but the fundamental flaw in a salary cap is revenue sharing.  Until baseball has a revenue sharing deal like football does, where 1 network buys the rights for ALL teams and everyone gets a share a cap will not work in baseball.

Now, being from Minnesota, I'd love to see a small markets get more competative.  I just don't think a cap will do it.

Lets look at some numbers.  The Yankees average 30mil a year for endorsements on TV/Radio because of their network.  There is NO way that the Twins could ever generate that much dough.

Even if the Twins started their own network (they did, and it failed miserably) they could NEVER generate the cash that the Yankees do putting the games on TV.  The large market teams make MORE money than the small market teams do.  End of story.

Revenue Sharing in football ensures that even if the Arizona Cardnals suck and never sell out a game, they will still earn 30-40millions in TV/endorsement cash alone.  You just don't get that security in baseball.

Let's say that there was a cap of $120 million put in place.  Do you really think that Tampa would suddenly start spending $120 million on payroll?  NO WAY.  All you'd do is cap the Yankees and Red Sox from being GREAT, they'd just be REALLY GOOD.

If we were to impose a salary cap in baseball, the only thing it would do is bring down player salaries, in that players might agree to take less money in order to sign with a competative team (the way it happens in teh NBA where guys take the minimum to play for a great team).

I do NOT think a salary cap would make all teams more competative unkless you find a way to pool all the TV/radio money from all teams and then split it up.  Teams like the Twins and the Devil Rays will never spend cash unless they know it is safe and they won't lose money.  (this is the same reason why I think a cap won't work in hockey).

Anyway, just my $0.02 on the matter.



I missed both of the Game 7s, but sounds like they were great.

I still can't believe that the Sox pulled it off, or that Ortiz was the MVP.  Crazy.  Baseball history...

What a wild game last night, looks like tonight is going to get crazy too...


JD Sports Forum! / Re: JediDefender Fantasy Basketball
« on: October 24, 2004, 09:48 PM »
Forgive me, as I have been out for a good while, but I'll take Carlos Arroyo if he is still out there...


Feedback / Re: Jesse James' feedback
« on: October 24, 2004, 09:16 PM »
Jesse sent payment for some items he's picking up from me...

The payment arrived lightning quick and the deal was conducted with ease.  Fear not when dealing with Jesse!


Revenge of the Sith / Re: Target DPCI for Ep3 Sneak Preview Vehicle
« on: October 19, 2004, 03:16 PM »
Rumor has it that the Preview Vehicle is Anakin's New Jedi/TIE Starfighter looking thing...

The yellow looking one that's popped up in a few places, such as the Insider...


Finally picked up the BH wave of GH figures today at TRU.

Great little interpretations of the ESB Hunters!


JD Sports Forum! / Re: JediDefender Fantasy Football 2004
« on: October 19, 2004, 12:17 PM »
The good news, I think between the Defense, Griese's pretty good night, and Dilger's couple of catches, they scored me enough points to eek out a win.  I think.


Great come from behind victory by your squad.

Well, I'm back to .500 (and the worst .500 team to boot), but at least I've got 3 wins....

So, I got that goin' for me, which is nice.


I flipped on that game in the 8th inning. I laughed out loud when the Sox tied it. And was glad that a former Twin could deliver the winning blast! ;)

Talk about the potential for a momentum swing.


Again, the former Twins help the Red Sox!  Kinda neat to see Douggie give Ortiz a big hug after that hit...

Two HUGE wins for the Sox, the momentum has swung, that's for sure...

Wonder how Schilling will look in Game 6?  :-\

Feedback / Re: Stormtripper's feedback
« on: October 18, 2004, 09:46 PM »
Hi All,

Just got my end of my first deal with stormtripper.

Payment was sent fast and comminication is top-notch, letting me know the status all along the way.  Thanks again for buying up some of my extra figures!


Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Photoshop me
« on: October 18, 2004, 05:16 PM »
Well, I don't have photoshop, but I did receive about 10 blank cards from Lucasfilm to do with as I please.  I have decided to do something nice for all my fans as a show of thank you and make custom sketch cards that will not be available through Topps.  Here is the first one, and I am very happy with how it turned out.  Stormtripper, I did this one especially for you and it is currently available on eBay.  Good luck!! 


Beautiful.  Simply Beautiful.   :)

I flipped on that game in the 8th inning.  I laughed out loud when the Sox tied it.  And was glad that a former Twin could deliver the winning blast!   ;)

Talk about the potential for a momentum swing.  I think the Yankees will eventually take it because 3-0 is a big hole to climb out of, but at least now there's a changce the Yanks will have to win game 6 to get it...


Luke X-Wing Pilot  (no teeth showing) -  No.  One is enough for me.

Greedo (paint apps) - No.  The dark green of the Wal-Mart Cantina was

Tusken Raider (paint apps) - No.  I'v got too many Tusken already open.

Jawas (paint apps) - No.  I've got too many Jawas already open.

Luke Bespin (clean) - Yes.  It still amazes me how different this figure looks with a new paint application.  The non-bloody, cleaner look makes this one really stand out from the Saga version.

Vader Hoth (paint apps) - No.  I've got too many Vaders to warrant one where the only difference is a light white paint app on his feet.

Gamorrean Guard (paint apps) - No, I've got 2 of the old ones and didn't want more.

Bib Fortuna (paint apps) - No.  I'd rather buy a NEW sculpt Bib   :(

Imperial Trooper (new head sculpt) - Yes.  New head deco = must buy.  He'll look good standing next to the old one.

So, the only rehash figures that were different enough for me to grab to open were Bespin Luke and Scannign Trooper (still looking for him). 


We've come to find out Schilling/Martinez is no Santana/Radke

It's true.  Schilling and Martinez are still in the Playoffs, meanwhile Santana and Radke are home with their thumbs up their asses courtesy of Yankee bats.


JD Sports Forum! / Re: JediDefender Fantasy Basketball
« on: October 17, 2004, 07:15 PM »
M. Camby (Den - C)

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