Skip to comments.NFL Owners' False Labor Pains
Posted on 03/07/2011 1:27:36 PM PST by KingOfVagabonds
Are you the kind of person who loves hearing the bug zapper?
Who likes it when the highway paves over a few neighborhoods? Who secretly wants the tank to flatten the kid with the flower?
Then you're going to love the NFL owners in this mess.
It's hard to find anybody to like in this coming distraction known as the NFL lockout. But look closely. Yes, some of the players are millionaires. But half of the owners are billionaires.
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Who gets more of my tax money, the players or the owners?
As if that encapsulates the issues at hand and what's at stake here.
We're already suffering through an annoying blitz of commercials prior to, during, and after the game to pay for the astronomical salaries. Even the Eagles postponed a game this season because of snow - unheard of in professional football!
The owners should take a page from the NBA owners and credibly threaten to shut down the league unless the players union negotiates in good faith.
If the season is shortened by as little as one game, I will swear off the NFL for a decade. After the last season’s drama queens, pink uniforms, and rules against taunting and hitting someone the wrong way, I was close to walking away as it is.
(I did this after the last MLB strike and found that minor league baseball is a lot of fun)
I’ve never watched college football, but I could easily become a fan.
Agreed. The month-long pink uni’s and rules against hard hits really turned me off last season.
The owners’ cartel agains the players’ cartel. Wake me up when it is over. The only problem with this dispute is that taxpayers have paid for most of the stadiums and cable/satellite consumers are forced to pay ESPN’s programming costs heavily influenced by the cartels.
This “dispute” is nothing more than an excuse to keep the NFL in the headlines.
The NFL owners are Socialists living off the tax payer’s dime.
By 2040, the NFL will have gone the way of boxing. At this point, it is not the sport it was, it is a brutal exhibition, devoid of strategy and the soul it once had. Soon, only the most desperate of the poor will cripple themselves for this obscene spectacle.
I miss Johnny U.
The owners are the bad guys here. In professional sports, unions are a necessity and I support the players.
None of the owners became Multi-millionaires or billionaires through football itself. All of the football players who have become millionaires owe their wealth to the sport. IMHO, football players have way too much power.
I think there will be compromise, the owners get their 18-game season, and the Union will get more players on each roster.
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