But would you be happy that a club like Coventry, no matter how well run it was, would never have a chance to become part of that? If we were one of those teams doing well and us as fans were generating lots of revenue, would you be happy that the club couldn't take advantage of that? Given that there would be a cap on how much could be spent wouldn't the extra revenue just end up in the pockets of the owners?But it stops a permanent status quo.
Middle market teams can compete with the large market teams as finance is equal. Everyone starts with the same cap.
everyone (in theory) starts with a minimum of 7 draft picks.
You can be poor for a couple of seasons but then have a chance to win/compete.
56 Superbowls only 4 teams haven't made one and that includes 2 "newer" franchises.20 different teams have won a superbowl. Few (if any) team sports come close to that level of "equality".
Franchises are little more than a money making machine for owners and the league, who would just say, support the team or we'll move them somewhere else that will spend more money"?
As I said there are ways that you can create a more level playing field by stopping clubs getting too much of an advantage through hoarding players etc. If they have to release players that aren't in their squad, and also mean more of the younger players having to join lower teams rather than being kept in U23's, or loaned out so the parent club gets the advantage of that players progression (often with a fee involved for the privilege). They even tend to be able to sell these youngsters for inflated prices just because they have the fact they came through at Man Utd/City/Liverpool etc.
I'm not against a club that is being well run and attracting support/revenue being able to benefit from that performance by being able to pay higher wages, though I am against teams being elevated to that status due to the wealth of their owners. What I'm against is the entire process being in the favour of the big clubs so they can hoard players and sign decent ones from smaller teams for a pittance yet sell their own for inflated prices.