Pick: Hornets (-1) over Sixers
The election is over, we have our results, and we know who won. I'm not going to get into my thoughts on the elections or politics. This is a sports related blog only. And to tell you the truth, I think it's stupid that people put their political opinions on social media. Not because I don't think it's right to express your own opinion but you're always going to call very negative attention to yourself, especially during this election season.
But now that it's over, I got to thinking. As much as I love and care about my teams, sometimes I'm not satisfied with how things are run in those organizations. So why not have elections for owners and GMs? Crazy, huh? But, seriously. I understand that it's a business and these people are buying these teams with their own money. But I think more power needs to be given to the people, the fans. For example, my Dallas Cowboys are run by a dictatorship...Jerry Jones. He's the owner, the GM, the public relations guy, the team doctor, will walk your dog, and bring you your groceries. But a lot of people are fed up with him in Dallas because of various reasons. Personally, I'm fed up with the culture he's created. If he has all of the power, how can you expect a coach to get through to his players when they know that they can just go cry to Uncle Jerry if they have a problem with the coach.
I'm not going to say that everyone hates Jerry because I'm sure there are people who are impressed with the talent that he's brought in and I actually agree with those people. But talent only get's you so far...like 3-5. That means there are other problems. So we the people, the fans who support their teams through thick and thin, should have more of a say on who runs this thing. And this is how I would do it:
1) Campaigns - I have yet to see an owner or GM make any sort of speech or campaign whatsoever as to the reason why he would be the best fit for the team.
2) Terms - I guess we could keep it American here and say 4 years per term. I think that's enough time to evaluate how ownership has done. But I think we should reward good ownership and allow them to serve unlimited terms.
3) Registration - Yes, you would have to register to vote for your team. So for those of you who like to switch teams every year, your vote counts for the next 4 years. Or you could just not vote, that's OK too.
4) Age - I've been a die-hard fan since I was young but I think 18 is a good age to help make a decision on your team's future.
5) Popular Vote - I actually don't have a problem with the Electoral College but that concept would be nearly impossible here. So it's simple, whoever gets the most votes wins.
Look, I know this would never ever happen. I'm sure there are so many flaws about my proposal. But like I said, election season has me thinking in these weird ways. Or maybe it's just Jerry Jones, but so be it.
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