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Old 12-14-2007, 11:50 AM  
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Should it be the governments job to regulate sports?

Well should it?
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Old 12-14-2007, 11:59 AM   #2
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IMO, only in instances where the sport is not taking action on an issue that is against Federal Law.
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Old 12-14-2007, 12:01 PM   #3
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I think the President should automatically be commissioner of all sports leagues.
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Old 12-14-2007, 12:02 PM   #4
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I'm still bitter about that asinine FCC regulation that prevented us from watching the Chiefs' game at Miami a few years ago.
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Old 12-14-2007, 12:03 PM   #5
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IMO, only in instances where the sport is not taking action on an issue that is against Federal Law.
Funny I didn't think it was the leagues job to enforce Federal law. What gives them the right to enforce mandatory testing? Mandatory testing isn't Federal law.
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Old 12-14-2007, 12:04 PM   #6
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Old 12-14-2007, 12:08 PM   #7
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What MLB should have done when the government got involved was say if they do on any level the policy of the league will be no testing. That would have made it an individual issue and not let them drag the sport into the ground. They should have at least made an attempt to get the government out of their sport.
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Old 12-14-2007, 12:47 PM   #8
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Selig should be fired for the way he has handled this.
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Old 12-14-2007, 01:04 PM   #9
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No.

But Bud Selig is perhaps the most incompetent person in all of sports.
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Old 12-14-2007, 01:21 PM   #10
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No.

But Bud Selig is perhaps the most incompetent person in all of sports.

What really kills me Bud and ownerships utter hypocracy. They needed people back in the stands after the strike and turned a blind eye to it. Now they want to pretend like they didn't know what's going on and go after the players.

BTW that same blind eye is in the NFL now. If you think a lot of players in MLB use the NFL is much worse. I hope they tell the government to go **** themselves when they come knocking.
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Old 12-14-2007, 01:37 PM   #11
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What really kills me Bud and ownerships utter hypocracy. They needed people back in the stands after the strike and turned a blind eye to it. Now they want to pretend like they didn't know what's going on and go after the players.

BTW that same blind eye is in the NFL now. If you think a lot of players in MLB use the NFL is much worse. I hope they tell the government to go **** themselves when they come knocking.
At least the NFL is policing itself.....

And acknowledges there's a problem. Bud's past quotes and recent quote "I will do something" are absolutely hysterical.
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Old 12-14-2007, 01:41 PM   #12
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Funny I didn't think it was the leagues job to enforce Federal law. What gives them the right to enforce mandatory testing? Mandatory testing isn't Federal law.
It is not the leagues' job to enforce federal law or any law. But, the leagues have the right to set their own rules, including mandatory testing if they wish (subject to certain agreements with the player unions).

As to the question 'should it be the govt's role to police sports?', most people would say no, but its more complicated than that. MLB is a monopoly to which the govt has granted an antitrust exemption. So, basically, they can stick their nose in on issues like steriods and say "clean it up, or we're taking away your exemption."

To learn more about antitrust law and its impact on sports, consult your local library or the internet. Its too complicated to get into on a Chiefs message board.
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Old 12-14-2007, 01:42 PM   #13
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IMO, only in instances where the sport is not taking action on an issue that is against Federal Law.


What he said.
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Old 12-14-2007, 01:42 PM   #14
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At least the NFL is policing itself.....

And acknowledges there's a problem. Bud's past quotes and recent quote "I will do something" are absolutely hysterical.
And what's with Conseco? Is that guy ever going to ?
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Old 12-14-2007, 01:43 PM   #15
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And what's with Conseco? Is that guy ever going to ?
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