bubba9497 Posted March 8, 2006 Share Posted March 8, 2006 http://washingtontimes.com/sports/20060308-122915-5891r.htm click link for full article Snyder, Redskins just doing business By Tom Knott March 8, 2006 Dan Snyder has an obligation to maximize the profit-margin line of the Washington Redskins. That is what those in business do. They are forever taking the pulse of the marketplace and determining where they can wrest further profits from the operation. The trick is to forge a balance between cost and demand, which Snyder has managed well in his stewardship of the Redskins. He undoubtedly overreached in the personnel end of the team in his first few years, but he has turned the Redskins into one of the most valuable franchises in all of sports. The latest ticket hike of the Redskins is hardly surprising after the team made the playoffs last season. Teams, like other businesses, raise prices to remain competitive. If not, they suffer the consequences. Price hikes are inevitable in professional sports. What seems outrageous today will appear to be a bargain in the years ahead. Those expressing displeasure with the latest profit-making move of the Redskins are missing a fundamental point of the fan/team relationship. They do not have to buy what this business is peddling, not unless they are being ordered to renew their season tickets at gunpoint. If they genuinely believe the product is not worth the increase, they have a fairly persuasive recourse. They do not have to make the journey to the bowl by the Beltway eight times in the fall. They can stay home and watch the game on television. Or they can adopt a new entertainment diversion. That is all any game is, a momentary diversion. At the end of the game, win or lose, you still have the same bills, the same responsibilities and the same problems. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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