NFL Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA): Why a Lockout Will Save the League

February 11, 2011   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The National Football League’s (NFL) collective bargaining agreement (CBA) has the power to change the face of modern era sports. To insure that future generations will have a chance to witness the sports I love, I am in favor of a lockout until sports in general become a more realistic business model.
As a fan, I see the NFL as a franchise structured business model. It’s not different from your local McDonald’s restaurant. The NFL is the parent company and there are 32 store owners operating in different cities. The NFL decides the rules that each franchise must follow.
A business model that guarantees an entry level employee millions of dollars before their first day of work is destined to fail. The NFL draft is merely different teams selecting employees from a limited labor pool. Every year there will be an “X” amount of running backs and an “X” amount of kindergarten teachers. Setting a rookie pay scale will help the sur...

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