As was covered in some football threads there is a difference in revenue maximization and fan involvement maximization. Holder has a history of leaning towards revenue maximization, which sometimes proves to be short sided. When the team comes back sometimes the fans don't come back so quickly.
Not offended, just admitting I can't resist some subjective factor in evaluations. I usually use words like "team player" to hide the fact that I just like them.
Just to clarify though I said I wanted to move him higher due to likability, but I didn't. I left him where he landed, in my...
I like everything you are saying there but just to play devil's advocate I'll point this out. You just spoke of increased spending and decreased ticket prices. The math still has to work without new debt.
I can't claim to know him personally either. But what comes through in tweets and interviews is a man of great character and amiable personality. Also I don't think it's such a crime to allow that to move the needle some in an evaluation.
I would say he exceeded, but not "greatly exceeded".
That's a tough one. Expectations preseason were near or at the bottom of the conference and hopefully some post season action, although not likely NCAA. Those were my expectations anyway. It's hard for me to say he greatly exceeded...
I have to give merit reviews for people at work. Sometimes you want to bump someone up a bit just because you like them. That's the case here.
Although expectations were low, and interest even lower, it's hard for me to give an A for a 4 way tie for 6th out of 10 in the conference, no NCAA...