WILL THERE BE AN NFL SEASON?
By mark rogers
May 19, 2011
I think the answer to that question is a resounding 'yes'.
Colin Cowherd made a point the other day that had me nodding in agreement.
Think about it. We're dealing with money here. Lots and lots and lots of money. Cold, hard cash. Who is better at dealing with money?
Owners? or young athletes (many of whom have come from poverty) who are suddenly given millions and cajillions of dollars and expected to know what to do with it and know how to deal with people that have lots of it and have had lots of it for a long time (see: Mike Tyson, Plaxico Burress, MC Hammer, etc)?
The scene is like a bunch of cocky middle school punks with sideways hats and sagging sweat pants walking into a Merrill Lynch, Manhattan board room with Donald Trump, Warren Buffet, John D. Rockefeller, King Tut, and Oprah sitting across the table.
Those guys don't have a chance. They couldn't convince that group to buy them some belts.
The owners will eventually get what they want. The players will play (because many of them don't want to do anything else). And we'll have a season.
Think about it.
If you're an NFL player who gets paid hundreds of thousands or even millions of dollars to play football and you have the option of either not playing and going and getting a real job, or saying that you'll play two extra games and making some other concessions...what would you do?
You'd shut up and play ball.
Do I think there should be 18 games? Heck no.
Do I think the owners are playing a little too hard-ball and asking a little too much? You bet.
But do I think the NFLPA has any better chance of winning this battle than I do of beating Lady Gaga in an arm wrestling match? Nope. She's strong...deal with it.
At the end of the day, we'll be watching football on September 11, 2011 (can't believe it's been 10 years) and the owners will be bathing in golden wash basins in pools of brand new Benjamins and drying off with copies of the "Players Demands" packets which will have found their way into the recycle bins by then.
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