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May 21, 2008 8:00 AM

NFL Owners bring out the Hammer

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  • May 21, 2008

    8:41 AM

    [-=m2=-] writes:

    Nothing gets past you Drew, you even shattered the *new* NFL logo.

  • May 21, 2008

    8:58 AM

    Dave writes:

    Drew, come on... even many players recognize that many things about the CB are *broke*. Among the worst is that money is spent too quickly on unproven rookies. The current CB needs to be completely overhauled IMHO.

  • May 21, 2008

    10:17 AM

    Charlie writes:

    There needs to be a structured rookie contract in the NFL like the one that the NBA has.

  • May 21, 2008

    3:52 PM

    Penfold writes:

    Millionaires complaining over millions of dollars.

    Wow. This is truly shocking.

    Neither the owners nor the players live in real life. They are all greedy. They have zero concept of how good a life they have and how crappy a life most other people on the planet have it. And simply, they don't care about the other people. They are concerned with their huge contract and their huge houses, and their nice cars.
    None of us can even come very close to ever knowing what it feels like to have almost zero financial responsibility, and none of them will likely ever know again what it's like to struggle to feed their family or have to work 3 different jobs and 60-80 hours a week just to make ends meet.
    It sickens me every time I see rich people bitching and moaning over extra millions when they already have more than they can ever hope to actually spend. When you're that wealthy, reality ceases to exist. You are immediately cut off from the world as it really is.
    The NFL is a multi-billion dollar industry. If the people involved in it had a shred of decency, they would acknowledge how well off they are and stop complaining. I'll include drug companies and computer related companies in this equation.
    The amount of money that goes to waste in this country and the rest of the world every day, month and year is staggering. It's completely unreal. And what's more disturbing is that the people behind the scenes and those running the show for these industries are completely unapologetic. They are purposely unfocused on the level of poverty and hardship that grips average citizens on this planet.
    The world is not a pretty place. A big part of the reason why is because those who have more than they'll ever need have no regard for those who have little or nothing.

  • May 22, 2008

    1:21 PM

    Matthew writes:

    Not a toon for it yet, but the question that must be asked today is -

    Why can't the Avalanche stop recycling players and coaches?

    Granato?

    Again?

    Please tell me that they're kidding and that this is a joke. Are we in a time warp?

  • May 23, 2008

    8:13 AM

    Ben writes:

    Actually I think that all professional sports are broken in some ways. NFL is broken in the way it pays unproven rookies that have a 60% bust rate. Most of those top 10 rookies don't live up to the 20-30 million in guarantees. Thats totally broken. The other thing that is broken is bonuses that cannot be paid back if a contract is broken by the player or forces a trade etc etc.

    I've found that the more players that have guaranteed contracts (NBA, NHL, MLB) the less I care about them. Knowing that someone is making 25mil/yr, 8mil/yr, 5mil/yr and they don't have to care after they get their money jsut riles me.

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