Friday, March 25, 2011
NFL Lockout - Part I
As we hit day 14 of the NFL lockout, we (fans) still don't know who's to blame. Some blame the owners for locking the players out and not treating them fairly, while others blame players for being greedy; afterall, they do PLAY for a living and get paid millions to do so. I for one, completely blame the players and the NFLPA. If your CEO came to you and your co workers and said "We're struggling financially, so your all going to have to take a paycut", would you really ask him to open his financials up and show you proof?? No you wouldn't because he'd probably tell you to shove it up your ass and go find another job. No one in their right minds goes to a private entity and asks them to open up their financials as proof for taking a paycut, its absurd. It doesn't matter if your salary is based on a percentage negotiated between the owners and you. They are in the end, OWNERS, and you in the end are players or EMPLOYEES. Sure there is a "partnership" amongst owners and players, just like there is a partnership between execeutive level management and their suboordinates. They work together to achieve a common goal. It doesn't mean you can STRIKE if you think your underpaid. What do you do? You go find another job. The NFLPA is ridiculous. Who do you blame?