Brad Rock: Utah Jazz bosses don't think fan firings are a good idea

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  • Chris from Rose Park Hartford, CT
    Oct. 2, 2012 10:27 p.m.

    I don't think fans would necessarily make good decisions in sports. There are smart fans but there are also so many disgruntled people who act very childish when it comes to sports. Maybe that all gets washed out if there was a vote, but I don't think so. I, as a fan, put a lot more trust into the team's management personnel that eats and sleeps the game than I do fans who aren't with the team all of the time. Maybe my opinion just comes from me flat out knowing that even though I can arrange awesome trades in NBA2K12 it doesn't mean I could arrange those things in the real world.

    One of the thing that drives me nuts the most in football games is when someone shouts, "my brother could play better QB than you," from the stands. If so, why isn't your brother starting D1 ball or even playing backup. If it's good 'ol trash talk then have fun with it, but too many fans actually believe their heckling. That attitude is what makes me think fans would not be good managers.

  • David King Layton, UT
    Oct. 2, 2012 9:39 a.m.

    I understand the point you are trying to make, Mr. Rock, but why the condescending attitude toward the fans? They're the golden goose. These people not only pay the salaries of the athletes and the general managers, but also the salaries of sports journalists and the sports talk guys on the radio. Sure, there is revenue from advertisers and other sponsors, but the whole system works only because fans care. Take away the people willing to pay to attend the games and devote time to watching on TV, and what have you got then?
    And I'm not so sure fans are as dumb as you think they are. I know plenty of fans who understand salary caps and league regulations and the difficulty in attracting free agents to a small market. Let's do this. Let's take the top ten biggest basketball fans in the state, and let them manage the Charlotte Bobcats for a year. I would bet good money that the fan-managed team gets more wins then the dismal effort of last season's Bobcats managed by an "expert" in Michael Jordan.