people make a big deal out of the controversy but if it wasn't Tebow it would be something else. the team always has controversy. Mark is getting paid huge money he can't use the controversy as an excuse (nor would he).
First off, Tebow is not like other controversies. I know you know that. He is a lightning bolt of attention unlike any backup QB in memory. What other backup QB gets worldwide attention? In the history of the sport, what other unskilled backup QB has ever
garnered worldwide attention as a backup QB?
In the circles Woody runs in, it's more embarrassing to knowingly eat 10 million dollars than to lose. as for his business acumen I agree that's up for debate, was using the word to describe a mindset. There are many owners of losing football teams, 31 every year in fact.
This is your assumption, and I have no idea why you would think this. This assumption of yours is based on absolutely nothing since you clearly aren't in Woody's circles, as much as you're talking like an authority on the subject.
Woody's pissed away a hell of a lot more than $10M (something like 7x that while lobbying unsuccessfully for the WSS, for example, and coming up short because he lost a fight to another billionaire's lobbying efforts). It's one thing to piss it away, and another thing to piss it away and have it as a weekly, humiliating advertisement getting attention and mocking headlines for yet another year. Woody may crave headlines but I've seen no indication he wants that type.
I totally disagree with it partly because of how he came into his money. If he made his fortune himself then he'd want to see a return on what he's paying for. Far more than someone whose greatest personal accomplishment to date is still being the spermatocyte who, during its 5-day lifespan, happened to be in pole position in one of a hundred-thousand batches of his dad's spunk.
The other reason I disagree this line of thinking is, if anything, a powerful person/boss like Woody would want to show his circle of friends - if he cares about their opinions as you intimated - that he's the boss, by showing the everyone he doesn't care how much he's paid Sanchez; he'll still fire or demote him for being a crappy employee. $10M is a lot of cash, even to Woody Johnson, but it isn't enough "in the circles Woody runs in" to show that circle of friends that the tail wags the dog. That he's a powerless slave to circumstance because of an expense that doesn't affect his lifestyle one iota.
I mean you couldn't possibly be more wrong. This is the logic that would be employed by someone who is not
"in the circles Woody runs in."