NFLPA should realize that the time's come to abolish all labor unions in this great country.
Don’t be fooled by their shrinking numbers (excluding public unions), they are significant business killers that screw consumers. If the NFL didn’t have such lucrative contracts, ticket prices could arguably be lower. Here’s my random observations:
As to the NFL lockout, we have billionaire’s fighting with millionaires. Both parties would be best to amiably resolve the lockout. I used to follow MLB until they had a few strikes many moon ago. I changed my habits. I’ll get more into college ball if the strike prolongs.
I hope the NFL unions guys, who enjoy a guaranteed large salary, get their players to picket the entire season. College ball provides a nice alternative.
Owners should hire new college recruits in 2012. Players will learn life lesson in these tough economic times.
Adrian Peterson is an idiot who represents the entitlement mentality our country has adopted. Adrian’s comments are an affront to the slaves and the NAACP should call him out on this.
If the NFL didn’t have such lucrative contracts ticket process could arguably be lower. If owners win vs. union expect ticket prices to go down.
I don’t work on a contract and don’t expect a player to do so either.
Many support union because NFL so tough and careers are short. MMA athletes in UFC are tougher than NFL and they don't need a union. It's the exact same thing.
There’s not a tougher league in sports than the UFC. Fighters are only signed to a several fight contract and that’s it. If they do poorly, they hope to sign for a lower league with less pay and work their way back up.
NFL players can craft injury benefits and player’s can buy supplemental insurance.
If the NFL didn’t have such lucrative contracts, ticket process could arguably be lower.
It’s BS to bitch about owners that use tax money to build stadiums and then take ownership. Not all own stadiums and the money owners earned from stadium isn’t that significant compared to TV revenues.
I used to follow MLB until they had a few strikes many moon ago. I changed my habits. I’ll get more into college ball if the strike prolongs.
As to the NFL lockout, we have billionaire’s fighting with millionaires. Both parties would be best to amiably resolve the lockout.
SUMMARY: Unions are fading fast as the bloated pension/pay/benefit model starves profits versus working in tandem with a company’s goals. I’m reminded of the pickets of Easter Airlines. Unions wanted more pay, yet the company’s profit model was being squeezed. By memory, the strike was during the holidays when they could negatively impact their customer base best. When Eastern President, Frank Lorenzo, couldn’t come to terms with the unions, the banks reigned in their lines and the company went tits up. The non-unionized Southwest Airlines paid less but their employees, who can leave for bigger money any time they want, decided to opt for good pay and job security. This airline has thrives when others didn’t because their cost per mile flown is substantially lower than their union counterparts.