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bpastermack


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PostPosted: Thu May 09, 2013 2:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Maddogg wrote:
Gotta love how the Dolphins are now claiming they are going to lose 41 million dollars this year. What method of accounting are they using? IdidnotgetwhatIwantsoimgonnacrypoverty basis?


I think he is trying to separate himself from the Miami Marlins with that statement. If you read the context around it, it is a direct response to the Marlins getting a new stadium and gutting the roster to make big profits. He is saying the Dolphins won't do that and as a matter of fact we will lose 41 million this year because we spend to put a good winning product in Miami, and don't have a venue that draws enough people to the stadium at the moment
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PostPosted: Thu May 09, 2013 3:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

bpastermack wrote:
Maddogg wrote:
Gotta love how the Dolphins are now claiming they are going to lose 41 million dollars this year. What method of accounting are they using? IdidnotgetwhatIwantsoimgonnacrypoverty basis?


I think he is trying to separate himself from the Miami Marlins with that statement. If you read the context around it, it is a direct response to the Marlins getting a new stadium and gutting the roster to make big profits. He is saying the Dolphins won't do that and as a matter of fact we will lose 41 million this year because we spend to put a good winning product in Miami, and don't have a venue that draws enough people to the stadium at the moment


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Those empty seats – along with tens of millions of dollars in bonuses paid to recently signed free agents – has the franchise working at a loss. The Dolphins told Miami-Dade County Commissioners they expect to lose $41 million this year.

However, Dee said that – unlike the Marlins, who infamously gutted their payroll after just one season at their new ballpark – the team will not cut corners when it comes to the on-field product.

“The outcome of the stadium will have no impact on the way we address the needs of the football team,” Dee said. “Absolutely none.”


This sounds like...."listen we are putting money into the product on the field, so much so that we are willing to operate at a loss to have the best team we can...we need the fans to get to the stadium to support this team"

It doesn't sound like the are "crying poverty" (teams operate at a loss sometimes), but that they are investing in the team, they want to put a good/great product on the field and will do so no matter what.
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PostPosted: Thu May 09, 2013 3:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dolphins will argue that with a New Stadium, they will attract fans & operate at a profit. New Stadiums = Profits especially with Luxury Box revenues not being liable to league wide revenue sharing.

NFL Owners basically run the same line:

'Fans want to be connected. They want WIFI to check their fantasy teams. We need to improve the in-stadium experience. We recognize the business model is based on TV contracts, but not filling our stadiums is a concern. That's why we've lowered the blackout threshold to 80%. But we need butts in the seats. We need wider concourses with more food options. Fans want OPTIONS.'

That's what owners say to State legislatures. Our business is bringing tons of revenue to the state. You don't want us to leave, so partner with us to make a new stadium a revenue winner.
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PostPosted: Thu May 09, 2013 5:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

We're not going to get renovations as long as Will Weatherford is our speaker of the house. I really doubt that we can get funding for a new stadium when we struggled to get funding for renovations. Things do seem bleak right now.
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PostPosted: Fri May 10, 2013 8:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap1000000168364/article/roger-goodell-we-want-dolphins-to-stay-in-miami
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PostPosted: Fri May 10, 2013 12:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

bpastermack wrote:
http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap1000000168364/article/roger-goodell-we-want-dolphins-to-stay-in-miami


I read it, it just sounded like Goodell wants more SB's in Miami. I want less SB's but a stadium upgrade would be nice for the fans.
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