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Sunday, January 28, 2007

Sports as business part 1,256,728

So Todd Helton could be leaving Colorado soon. Just another example of why people my age and younger have trouble forming loyalties to teams, regardless of sport.

With the advent of unfettered free agency and mega-million dollar contracts, let's face it, sports is a business. Everyone is a hired gun whether they know it or not. Gone are the days of watching your team keep its players for the length of their careers.

In fact, we're lucky today if the above-average player spends more than 75 percent of his career in the same city.

I don't want to get off on a rant, but the way things are going, we may just want to pick our favorite teams based on their logos. With all the roster upheaval and turnover that's all we're rooting for anyway.


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