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Is Bettman Sportsman Of The Year

from E.M. Swift of Sports Illustrated,
He had to burn the village in order to save it. Gary Bettman is my Sportsman of the Year. OK, so it doesn't make a pretty cover picture. So Bettman, a stiff, intransigent suit interested primarily in the bottom line, isn't a poster child for all that's wonderful in sports. So he oversaw a league that, for the first time in North American pro sports history, closed its doors for an entire season, causing financial pain to thousands of vendors and ticket sellers and stadium personnel, not to mention emotional trauma for hockey fans and all of Canada. So he comes across as emotionally cold and even a little smarmy.


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