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Block the Enabler

Well, that was truly pathetic. The football, men's basketball, and women's basketball teams lost by a combined 49 points. And I am guessing that Block was nowhere to be found lending support to any of the teams, unlike Chancellor Young back in the day.

My experience in business has been that workers act very rationally in accordance with their self-interest, based on however the compensation system is set up. Real world example- there was a division which paid bonuses based on profit before advertising expense. So the division saturated the airwaves, because it did not hurt their performance, and lined up for their bonuses as the parent lost money.

Assuming that Block is rational, it would appear that he has no metric in his contract which measures decrease in donations, lost ticket revenues, or any other measure which we might be able to directly impact. We need a lever to force change. I sent a letter to the Regents, but that was basically a gesture born of frustration. The Regents are basically UC Berkeley grad weighted, so they have no emotional stake in UCLA taking it in the shorts on the football and basketball stage. And "opportunity cost" in terms of lost donations and ticket sales is probably too subtle a concept for political appointees, in any event.

So where do we go from here?

<em>This is a FanPost and does not necessarily reflect the views of BruinsNation's (BN) editors. It does reflect the views of this particular fan though, which is as important as the views of BN's editors.</em>

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