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Bud Selig 4 11.43%
Gary Bettman 20 57.14%
David Stern 9 25.71%
Roger Goddell 2 5.71%
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Old 12-31-2012, 06:01 AM   #61 (permalink)
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Default Re: Who's the worst Commissioner in the big 4 sports (NHL, NBA, NFL, MLB)?

Michigan is ranked #2 in the country in Basketball and nobody gives two fucks around this area. That might be because the Pistons suck balls now.

Lots of college football, tigers baseball, but more Red Wings hockey. I feel you have to come from Michigan, Wisconsin, Maine, or New England to really understand why people like hockey and like it yourself honestly. That's the U.S of course, Canada is a given.
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It's David Stern by FAR.

I can understand why many people have chosen Bettman, but in all fairness, his position was the worst/hardest of the lot. He leads the least popular of the four sports, and it had an unintelligent CBA put in place that doomed the league due to actual revenues not matching up well enough against players salaries.

But Stern? My god. . .how anyone can not vote that guy boggles my mind. Bettman may be a below average commisioner, but Stern is an extremely corrupt one. Give me an inept commisioner over a corrupt one any day. I may not get to see NHL every year, but when I do, at least I know every team has a chance and not just Stern's hand-picked top 5.

There's a huge, long history of Stern rigging lotteries (with both video and frequent and repeated mathamatecial improbabilities of "convienient" teams gettting picks way higher than they should as evidence), rigging playoff series, even rigging regular season games.

Examples: The bent envelope conspiracy for the Knicks to get Patrick Ewing. The shameless gifting of the expansion team Orlando Magic two straight #1 picks to get that team started which ran something like a 0.01% chance of happening legitimately, and it convieniently happened immediately? lmao, sure Stern. The Bulls getting the guy from Chicago, Derrick Rose, with a 0.8% chance of landing the top pick to help get that team back on it's feet after struggling for a decade after Jordan's departure.

Or even more embarrassing, last year's lottery where every single team statistically got drafted in the order their chances would dictate. . .except the Hornets, the team the NBA just sold in the offseason, who jumped up 3 spots to get the #1 pick. It was like they wanted everything to seem in order so the Hornets getting the top pick wouldn't look as shady. Only it looked even worse.

Stern is the worst. Rampant history of game fixing and draft lottery fixing. Gimmie a mediocre commisioner over him ANY day.


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Bettman objectively imo. But fuck stern, fucked my team out of a title chance.
Which team? The Spurs? Stern seems to have some deep-seated hatred for that team. I feel bad for their fans.

500k fine for resting a few players? lol, wtf.
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http://espn.go.com/nhl/story/_/id/88...tive-agreement

So yeah, Gary Bettman is ok now? He saved hockey for this season. Right?
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I think Stern is the best sports commissioner, especially if he sent his 2nd in command to destroy the competition in the NHL, when the NHL was ready to surpass basketball in the late 90's.

Michigan vs Michigan State sells out the Big House in hockey, the old outdoor hockey record was like 70 k, they broke it by 30 k, yeah, hockey doesn't matter in America.
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Stern is the best, even though he's corrupt as fuck.

And TKOK was referring to the KINGS.
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I think Stern is the best sports commissioner, especially if he sent his 2nd in command to destroy the competition in the NHL, when the NHL was ready to surpass basketball in the late 90's.

Michigan vs Michigan State sells out the Big House in hockey, the old outdoor hockey record was like 70 k, they broke it by 30 k, yeah, hockey doesn't matter in America.
It doesn't matter in America. Michigan is a different story obviously. You won't sell out Cowboys Stadium or any other southern venue most likely.

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Default Re: Who's the worst Commissioner in the big 4 sports (NHL, NBA, NFL, MLB)?

As a Michigander I can attest that there are a lot of hockey fans but the Lions are the #1 show in town. Tigers and Red Wings flip once in a while but I'd say when the Tigers are doing hot they are above the Wings, but the Wings still have a huge following. Pistons lol. Maybe if they actually played in Detroit instead of Auburn Hills they'd have more diehards.
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They're all shit. Where's the all of the above option?
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Bettman is the worst but Stern is a close second. I also heard the rumor of Stern allowing Bettman to be NHL commish when NHL was kicking the NBA's ass in the mid 90s
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bettman living in ill near or in chicago since i 5 hockey was the 2nd sport here for yr til the short season the yr the devils won their first i believe, along with owners like bill wirtz killed hockey in chicago for almost 20 yrs, moving teams outside of the stars and avs all the teams that moved have one badly, you can say the whalers moving to nc and winning a cup, but they didnt add any fans after winning and were like 3rd worst attendance. then all the other stoppages. never expanding the fan base, i mean hockey is still scene as a whites only sport, but they never talk of black players, hispanic players etc. hell iginla whose canadian is black won an mvp, does anyone know? nope! at this pt the yotes, canes, and jackets have to move.... i dont even know if youre picking a city in ohio for a pro team you pic columbus instead of cleveland
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