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May 8, 2013

ROOT: One ugly circle

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Lockport Union-Sun & Journal — So the fans get mad because they are putting their hard-earned money into a losing team and the teams are stuck making losing decisions because there isn’t enough money to make good decisions. Yes, Mario Williams has a $100 million contract. But how much do you think the Bills are paying Doug Marrone? It isn’t anywhere near $100 million because Marrone’s paychecks come right out of the Bills’ profits.

When you are a professional sports team in Western New York, there just aren’t enough profits to make the kinds of decisions that make the fans happy. And that is what keeps the fan base in Buffalo forever jaded. It is just one ugly circle.

George N Root III is a Lockport resident and devoted fan of the local professional sports teams, especially the Sabres. His column appears every Wednesday and is not affected by the local economy. He can be reached at georgeroot@verizon.net, but he really does not have $20 to lend out until next week.

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