Four is even pushing it. right around there, the spillway starts releasing...
You see... when the buy everything guys (some people call them sponsors) think their odds are down to about 25% for “being there/in the finals” almost every tourney they usually move on and buy into something else with better odds of success.
If you doubt this... just consider all these “sponsors” that merge when their OLD TEAMS were towards the top of their division...why be competitive when you can merge wallets and beat lesser teams almost all year.
Almost all the money guys want to buy things...they don’t crave to actually have to compete... If they actually wanted to compete every game they would support some level of roster limits...
Yep...Sadly...4 true major teams is about it, and it’s because the sponsors of said major teams don’t want or crave a more balanced playing field... they enjoy being able to buy dominance.
I can understand that mindset from the “sponsors” that were handed an easy path to their wealth... but not all sponsors were raised on a silver spoon, yet, to this point I have yet to hear of a major team sponsor pushing for more competition all year long through roster restrictions