Owning-It

Response From  Jim Rome Article:

http://jimrome.com/2017/01/13/own-it-dean/

Jim you have nailed it perfectly!

What really pisses me off is the propaganda Spanos has been spewing. And those who are sympathetic to this scumbag with their subsequent commentary & opinions of those viewing this situation from afar. For instance: “Its about 120 miles away, what the big deal, if you were loyal to your team you would make the trip” I have to say this is the most offensive statement of them all. Especially the loyalty aspect of the statement.

First of all there are countless teams situated within or less distance of each other which absolutely hate each other. Such as Baltimore to DC (about 40miles), Oakland to Santa Clara (about 37miles), Pittsburgh to Cleveland (about 110miles), Chicago to Green Bay (about 189miles), Philadelphia to NY City (about 94miles), and Both NY teams in New Jersey (zero miles) were it is rare to see a Jets fan also be a Giants fan. I believe most bitter rivals of all listed is that of the Philadelphia Eagles and NY Giants. I think this particular example will make the best analogy to help understand the San Diego’s hatred towards LA. It’s mostly one sided of the little guy vs the big guy. I’m sure the same applies to the Philly & NYC similarly.

.So what is the big deal between San Diego & LA? The big deal is that San Diego natives loath Los Angeles in every possible way, most of all its sports teams. The Distance is irrelevant, I’m sure Philadelphia citizens would agree. The distance separating those two cities is 94 miles which is even less distance. And Philadelphia Eagles fans passionately hate NYC Giants fans.

Lets hypothetically say that the Philadelphia Eagles owner was Dean Sopanos (a scary thought sorry Philadelphia), And Deano Big Time has had a Hard-On to move to NYC to tap the #1 media market. His prime motivation is not fan related but the need to inflate his ego with corporate luxury boxes (which cater to the non-fan) and will become a tool to pump his ego & impress guests invited backstage to his own private luxury box. And for this to occur he would need to poison the well in Philadelphia, He would need to paint the image of exhausting every angle and possibility, while simultaneously create a bad fan experience environment by refusing to allocate a penny to enhance the fan experience in any way, Proof of this is when he refused the offer from a SDSU (a state budgeted University) to go 50/50 on a new scoreboard and rejects them adamantly, because anything that would improve the stadium would be in conflict and kill and type of sympathy that he would need to show the league of the peril his business is in, Most of all because he could not spin the profits into losses the business has been made and making. Now Philly fan its becoming offensive, and it begins to grind on you.You begin to voice4 out your displeasure, but it fall on deaf ears. And now it is taking its toll with the product on the field. But still same deaf ears, you do not know where to turn. You want to do something about it, but there is no one taking the lead. You know this problem can be solved if the powers that be work together and eventually a actionable plan can be forged.

Vision, Creativity,Trust, Integrity, Confidence,and Decisive Thought & Action are some primary qualities of a Leader.With that said, lets for the sake of example and for the obvious disregard for its fans its cities citizens.the NFL in its infinite wisdom allows a somewhat radical plan to materialized. Lets say assume that the NY Jets are not happy sharing a stadium with the NY Giants and would like to accommodate a scenario which they would be the sole team in an established NFL market. And as owner of the Jets he would like his own new stadium and would be willing to finance a great majoritywith if done properly can retain a portion of their regional fan base also possesses the means to fund a majority of a new stadium. Ok, with this knowledge Deano has a vary rare moment of insight and vision that I should approach the Jets owner and see if he would be willing to swap situations.Deano can pump up his ego and feel like a big shot in NY City (New Jersey) happily being a tenant in someone else’s building.Knowing that he cannot play with the big boys to build his own. The NFL may try to extort funds from NYC to build a new stadium for Deano with those corporate luxury boxes (which cater to the non-fan) he  dreams of. Imagining he is someone important, Showing off! having various B-list celebrities and has beens, maybee he a Chachi Scot Baio can become buddies.

Dreaming, having Delusions of Grandeur Deano can see that he and his team the Eagles will be showered with love & adoration and embraced in open arms to NYC? Does that seem like a likely situation?  Hell no! Why you think that is, Ill tell you why ? because the cities name Philadelphia symbolizes and represents them. Not the team name.! The name of the city symbolizes and represents them. Tell me why would you continue to be loyal to the Eagles if they moved to NYC? You have no identity with an Eagle! You’re identity is with your city of Philadelphia which now has a new team the Jets? It may be hard at first but you do not owe loyalty to the ones that abandoned & deserted you.There is little sense in that. A few might, because they have grown accustomed to abuse. Ultimately they will because the only name that represents them is them is name Philadelphia and the Jets part is secondary.  That is why sports that are individually based, like Golf & Tennis lack the passion of city branded team Sports in the which fans identify with. You will never hear a golf fan say we won when a favorite golfer wins a tournament. But you sure will if it were a city name attached to it. This is obviously a dream scenario because Deano does not possesses the qualities to manifest into reality. It requires Courage and Vision and the path of someone can be Heroic.That’s not Dean! So what path will Dean choose? The path o f the Hero or of the Coward?

Lets take a closer look which fits the script, either take the path of the Hero or the Coward. Lets see which shoe fits Deano scumbag best.The path of the coward is that of the victim. A role which needs to become a sympathetic figure. This is accomplished by portraying the image of having no choice, a victim of circumstance. There elements beyond  his control, It is impossible to negotiate with the incompetent unbendable other side, in turn threatening the survival of my business. All are excuses. Excuses are the powertool of the Coward

The road of a Hero requires overcoming some kind of difficulty by possessing the insight to face the challenge and rise above the obstacles. Forging ahead through any seen and unforeseen elements, the tool of determination will bridge the gap. And if you should encounter failure the Hero grasps that failure with humility and accountability and gratefully converts it into wisdom. Because the Hero knows that failure is a tool that will deductively bring upon success.

A The Hero never sees himself as one, He knows that it is not an exclusive club.He is completely aware most obstacles are based on fear & the humiliation of ego. When effort is utilized in this manner it will become self evident.The genuine intent will expose the character to radiate and forge integrity & respect. The effort holds more sway than the results of wining. How one conducts himself in competition, the process matters, we value courageous efforts versus cowardness of cheating. Or to humiliate the opponent, serving only to sooth his own ego. Society places a negative value and as one lacking in character.

Sportsmanship, Fair Play, Integrity, Courteousness, Graciousness in victory & defeat.These are words we value positively.The symbolize Ideals of one who possesses Honor& High Character. A Heroic effort commands respect not because of determination, but because of the courage to face the fear of humility and rise above the self and sacrifice to ego to empathize with our common humanity. unity of the shared human experience.

Integrity and High character can only become evident through action and not words , Meanwhile the action of genuine effort will not be lost to the observable public and will be viewed as a Good Faith Effort. Which will give birth to Trust. Trust is most certainly earned. And to earn Loyalty requires that your must earn the Public’s Trust. When you undermine that trust you sabotage the equity of any good will accumulated.And when the time comes to cash in that equity, then the only course of action is of the Her!.The Action of Courage! Courage to expose the ego to humility and honesty. Acknowledgement of failure.And assume accountability,
To Own-It!

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BOYCOTT the SHIELD

 BOYCOTT the SHIELD
[ The NotForLong League]

NFL, It just business! Really? I don’t think so. It’s Bad Business!  Dean Spanos and the NFL extortionists time is numbered and are completely oblivious what good business is. The latest example is of the relocation of the San Diego Chargers orchestrated by the NFL and its buffoon of a partner Hollywood Dean Spanos. Goes to show the BS they present about the NFL represents family values and football. I don’t think so, a comedy maybe. They are far from family values, they are 100% about blind greed. There is no way possible to spin it otherwise. Has there ever been a situation in which a business that has been entrenched and supported for 56 years ripped from a community. It is a first! On top of that the city being relocated too, is adimately rejects that team. This is proven true with by the lack of fanfare. Any other city would roll the red carpet, throwing them a welcoming parade and possibly a city proclamation naming that day after the team.

Let me try to explain to those they are viewing this particular situation from afar. It is best to use an analogy which might capture the essence of the situation. This analogy may help to dispels the notion that they are only moving 120 miles away, so what is the big deal? The big deal is that San Diego natives loath Los Angeles in every possible way, most of all its sports teams. The Distance is irrelevant, to support this thought I will venture to say it is the equivalent to Philadelphia’s hatred to New York city sports teams. I’m sure Philadelphia citizens would agree. The distance separating those two cities is 94 miles which is even less distance. 

 City for yearsLets hypothetically say that the Philadelphia Eagles owner was Dean Sopanos (a scary thought sorry Philadelphia) and he has had a Hard-On for NY. Also lets say Philadelphia was still in their old stadium and needs a replacement. So being that your Dean Spanos you are oblivious to your surrounding economic climate and decide to press the public into financing a stadium almost entirely with public funding during the biggest financial crisis’ since the great depression, where people are having their homes foreclosed on, which people have their entire pensions wiped out. Meanwhile, the scumbag Corporate criminals that created the crisis get bailed out by the government.
With all is unfolding, Hollywood Dean observes, takes measure and analyzes what course of action would be next. He cleverly notices that the Billionaires that have created the crisis are being handed millions for screwing up. Observing and taking notes, he sees CEO’s giving themselves bonuses from the bailout money, rewarding themselves for being so clever in creating the catch phrase of:“Too Big to Fail” expressing how vital they are to the economy. The public has no choice and must bail them out. And they did! Wow! Deano believes that the same applies to him and his cartels importance and that the
NFL is “Too Big to Fail”.

The visionary that is Dean Spanos sees Opportunity knocking and decides this is the time to strike, I must sneak in line and get mine. Deano believes this is cunning and brilliant, but the Philadelphia citizens take this as an insult & are offended, causing them to believe that this guy and the NFL cannot be this out of touch. Consequently the public rejects the poor billionaire beggar boy. Deano does not react well, you see Deano has been on Nepotistic Welfare. He has never had to struggle to earn a buck his entire life, he can’t help it, he is the victim of inheritance. So what does Deano do next? Deano is like an elephant he doesn’t forget his rejection, misguided as it is. Reality for us, is something different from what is to Deano. So when Dean is denied the public funds he takes it as rejection, and that rejection becomes spite in his eyes.

So Philadelphia, Ole Deano is going to hold a grudge and instead of trying to build-up good will with the fans and political capital with the city government, scumbag Dean begins to employ his new strategy. That of these people are impossible to work with and the fans are a bunch of whiners expecting a good team. Don’t mess with Dean now he will show you he is going to bend over backwards and poison the well. He will not spend anything but the bare minimum. He is going to create an environment so that he becomes the victim and has no choice but to leave Philadelphia and root himself in New York City where he is not wanted. Does that sound like someone operating under good faith? 

Tell me any business any where and in time were you abuse and slander your customers, produce an environment which there customers voice and  feedback to the product only produces contempt. A business which is oblivious in the importance of communication and its relation to the public. A business that shows little effort to make the customer feel they are doing all they can to produce a good product & maintain the building which house their business. A business in which arrogance is preferred over humility. A business that takes for granted undying loyalty without cause and lacking an ounce of reciprocation. A business that neglects and violates the public trust will not survive, cannot survive.

“It’s just business!” bad business! A real favorite of the so-called businessman propaganda phrases.What exactly does that mean?. It is a card that is pulled out solely when a businessman has to justify a negative situation. It is an excuse to justify something unethical, and is a way for the businessman to release any kind of guilt, a way to clear their consciousness. I have yet to see it used in any positive way.

Another favorite one is the use of: “the bottom line”. This one is a beauty, it is symbolic of a ribbon or the seal of the package, which it is too late to reverse it.The package is already sealed. It is presented as there are circumstances beyond their control. It is also a way to deflect any kind of blame. Like they had no choice. The bottom line has forced them. It is the instrument which is used to portrait sympathy at times going as far as they are victims of circumstance. Pretty clever way to justify bad behavior. These are the tools of the coward. Guilt is solely produced entirely by the individual, and is tracer marking them as they believe they has done something wrongful and regrettable..

The NFL is a cartel, which has cloaked itself with catch phrases and clever symbolic common sayings businessmen say. The NFL is private non governmental agency which operates as a cartel, employing various strong-arm extortion tactics to extract funds from the public &.their local governments The NFL is a partnership between the league and the public.Therefore making it become a public trust. A public trust first a business 2nd. So a public trust such as if you were to use a commercial airliner which is a business, and you are placing your trust to the pilot that he will act in the best interest to fly the plane safely to your destination. You primarily offer this trust in good faith knowing that he values his own life not to crash the plane, but what if the pilot had a parachute without your knowledge and  prepares to bail out in mid-flight, leaving you and your fellow citizens in a death spiral. I do believe that would be a violation of the public trust. Well sounds like an unlikely analogy to be related to anything related to the NFL.
Oh but wait, Scumbag Deano did just that, only we the public did not have the option to fly on a different plane or airlines we were stuck with a pilot who could not even fly a paper airplane. Like a rat secretly making deals to relocate to Carson with their primary rival. Goes to show what little he understands why a loyal fan would be offended by that. I do believe it is a sure way to build distrust. But that was part of Deano’s poison the well policy at every turn, somehow painting himself a sympathetic victim, and the bottom line, he had no choice, his hands were tied. What a scumbag and most of all the all mighty NFL Shield Cartel backing such inept partner. Be a man and sell the team if you cannot finance your own building to operate in, the business is too big for you. Have some dignity, no one can empathize with a billion dollar beggar, apparently neither can the members
of his own club.

As for the NFL Shield Cartel you better recognize your house of cards his held up solely by the fans loyalty to your product. In an age of data and stats you surely are aware that a consistent 56 year track record of loyalty in spite of the incompetent captains best effort to sabotage his customers is statistically solid. So then tell me what is the strategic logic behind Deanos golden business plan. If I were to say to an outside observer that my plan was to alienate and insult my loyal generational fan base of customers were i have data to back a predictable return, which I am still making a consistent profit, in exchange for first applying a half of a billion dollar debt to my business to be a tenant in a building I could not occupy till 2019 and in which i have would no equity stake in within a region that my primary rival has at least a generation of deep seeded roots, which you would be hard pressed to convert their loyalties, especially when you modeled what loyalty means to you. Even Raider fan is not that stupid. In fact their loyalty is to commended.

NFL take note, you may hold the shield, but the fans hold THE SWORD!
Your are by design in the position of dependence, of weakness, it is proven the power has always been in the customer’s hands. Your house of cards was built on the backs of the players and most of all the fans hard earned cash. So who has the power. We the people do. It is time to humble these greedy scumbags and see how they’re shield protects them.
Its time the wield that sword and cut down their house of cards. These arrogant extortionist need to be humbled. We must take power back! and resist the NFL cartel, trust me you will be amazed at the results.It’s time to wield our power to boycott all viewing and purchasing of anything related to the Not For Long League, regardless of team affiliation. It will be for your benefit.

May suggest a better phrase to adopt than “the bottom line, it’s just business:”
True enough, NotForLong business if it continues disrespect the one holding the sword. Remember” Absolute Power corrupts Absolutely” so therefore “With great power comes great responsibility”!