Thursday, March 3, 2011

Let Them Play!!

This is getting ridiculous. Is there or has there ever been a more selfish group of people on this earth?

The answer to that question is no. The NFL owners are by far the most greedy people on the face of the planet!! They are worth a whopping $40,000,000,000 (that's $40 billion) and, by the way, they want more. They are asking for $1,000,000,000 more (that's $1 billion). But lets take a look at this.

Most owners in the NFL own MULTIPLE homes, yachts, (some) vineyards, and ranches. What do they do? Oh that's right!! They sit on their thrones in their stadiums and count their money while that team that they own plays on the field down below. When we look at NFL players we see men that go to battle every Sunday. When NFL owners see an NFL player they see dollar signs...haha "dollar signs".

This lockout would greatly affect the economy. I know I know...you don't understand how. Let me throw some numbers at you:

$160 Million-Amount that it would cost each NFL City
3,000-Number of jobs that it would cost each NFL City
93,000-Number of job that it would cost NATIONWIDE!!!

In a country where we are looking anywhere and everywhere for jobs, this could be a huge step back.

If the owners feel like bullying the players, the joke is on them. They are the ones that need the money the most. They have millions and millions of dollars invested in the things other than their "beloved" NFL franchise. If they want to be greedy, that's fine. As long as they know where they put their money, it's all up to them.

Currently, the owners have submitted an offer that would extend the period so the players and owners could talk about the collective bargaining agreement (CBA). This could potentially avoid a lockout.

At the end of the day, it all revolves around the dollar sign. The NFL owners want more of them and the players aren't willing to budge just yet. The only way that the players could pull everything apart is if the NFLPA decides to decertify the current agreement. The world will most certainly shift if that occurs. The odds that the owners and NFL Players Association (NFLPA) reach an agreement in the future are slim. The odds that their is no NFL football this fall, not sure.

Everything that I just said probably got mixed up in your head. It got mixed up in mine, too. Basically the owners and the NFLPA need to figure out how to evenly distribute 9 billion dollars to...
  • The Owners
  • The Players
  • Retired Players

There! Does that make any sense?

So tomorrow morning when you wake up it's gonna feel like any other Friday. You're going to get up and go to work or go to school and carrying on with your daily life. If the lockout occurred, 93,000 people will be out of work, owners will still be billionaires, and players will be filing law suits against the NFL.