Tuesday, March 07, 2006

Nfl = wtf.................

whats up football. are you trying to become baseball. the union and the owners turned americas passtime into a second rate sport that fights with hockey and basketball for ratings. football has a lock on americas attention right now but it looks like some greedy owners want to kill the goose who lays their golden eggs. for once in america the sport isnt being torn apart by the owner/player relations. this time its a civil war between millionaire and billionaire owners. the haves dont want to share with the have nots. somewhere wellington mara is spinning in his grave. he could have put a lock on football like the yankees have on baseball but instead he understood that the health of the game was most important. he decided that sharing revenue with green bay would benefit the game and thereby benefit him too. snyder (redskins) and jones (cowboys) dont get it. they have alot of cash that didnt come from football and are willing to blow it on players to buy a title. the owners were always able to squash the players union because of their solidarity but nothing benefits the players like the owners being seperated (just ask baseball players). the players vs owners is just an interesting sidelight to all of this. the players want a bigger cut of the pie (dont they always) and the owners dont want to give it to them (dont they always). i could argue this either way. the owners take all the risk with stadiums and equipment and insurance and etc...... but the payers are the game. did anyone watch the super bowl this year because of the rooneys? i didnt. i do think the players should get bigger cuts because the biggest expense for an owner is paid for by the taxpayer....stadiums. football better get its shit together or they will be lumped with baseball very soon.

you read my rant now back to work.

2 comments:

Blade90 said...

I think that an uncapped year for 2007 season is a bad idea. I would hate to see my beloved Redskins spend a fortune and come up short. The most successful teams in football are the ones that stay healthy. Can money buy health? Or protection from injury? Hopefully football can avoid a strike, although strikes of '82 and '87 didn't hurt them too bad.

shoes said...

the strikes didnt hurt them in those years because it was owners vs players and the owners were unified. thats not the case anymore.