The other day Philadelphia Eagles quarterback, Michael Vick used the word “dynasty” in referring to the possibilities for the Eagles. Immediately the media and fans shuddered and were outraged by his contention.
So, I ask are dynasties a good thing? Perhaps, for the fans of that annually-winning team they certainly would tell you it’s just fine. But, are dynasties good for sports?
I think we learned a long time ago that parity in sports is a good thing. It’s not just more enjoyable for the fans, it’s just good business.
The National Hockey League might be the most brittle of the four major sports. In fact, in a recent article that appeared on Bleacher Report, some outstanding advice was presented on ways the NHL might deal with struggling franchises of which they’ve had their share – the Atlanta Thrashers last year; the Phoenix Coyotes and New Jersey Devils this year. While there are numerous strategies that may help, including relocating teams to areas where there’s a solid fan bas...