Originally Posted by MaxPower1272
It is foolish to think in today's age where so many existing players are out floating around that developing a new system will do any good except further confuse players, owners and industry alike.
Yeah cause its so in the players and league owners best interest to have just ONE single entity that controlls the ratings for every league nationwide. There are several information technology solutions , but we should stick with just one you say , correct ....
Your argument is flawed for one simple reason .... Monopolization.
The truth is this .... if once a single entity is in control of ALL of the nations ranked players and leagues what is to stop them from say increasing prices , tightening regulations , selecting players who oppose them for denial , or in this case BASHING any league that decides to use another system other than theirs.....Bad Form .... I dont bash on my sponsors when they are not with me anymore , I simply thank them for their support.
Ticketmaster was like this. They put a great network in place to easily distribute tickets. Then they made ANY venue that had that system sell tickets through ticketmaster EXCLUSIVLY or risk losing the service.
When Ticketmaster realized the size of their market share was dominant they began raising prices and fees , basically making it impossible for any act to control the high prices of their shows. When the band Pearl Jam tried NOT to use their service they spent millions on degrading the band and warned any of their venues against holding a Pearl Jam concert. Pearl Jam ended up having to move their show to a private stadium ( Tad Gromly )
In the case of the AFL football league , the NFL thought very little of the AFL football league. It was just a bunch of guys that got together on tuesdays to drink beer. The NFL had its own system and if you didnt play by their rules you didnt play. It wasnt untill the AFL started to take a market share that the NFL had to take another look.
It was the AFL that brought us the long bomb pass , names on jerseys , big football stadiums , and Joe Namath. Without the competition the goal post would probably still be in the front of the end zone...... Eventually the NFL lost enough of its bottom line that they had to merge with the AFL..... Now should the AFL have just bowed to the NFL ?
My point is this ..... Competition breeds creativity and is healthy for the sport as a whole. When entities have competition it forces them to improve their product and controll their pricing in an effort to attract buisness.
I appreciate the brave effort by the NPPL to be in control of its own league !!! Us players really appreciate the CHOICE !