Re: Who's the worst Commissioner in the big 4 sports (NHL, NBA, NFL, MLB)?
In 1992 when Bettman was appointed commissioner the NHL was rivaling the NBA in most markets for the 2nd spot behind the NFL. Believe it or not back in 92 hockey was bigger than basketball in such citys as New York. Flashforward 20 years and the NHL is competing with bowling in the ratings department.
And he's the guy that thought moving the Jets from a market where they sold out almost every game to a bloody suburb in the desert where they average about 9000 fans a game was a good idea.
Profit may be up but the NHL takes a backseat to darts in most of the states
Last edited by Hank Scorpio : 12-28-2012 at 12:17 AM.