NFL Labor Dispute: The Fans Are The Real Victim and Greed Is The Motive

February 6, 2011   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Greed is a disease that has no cure. It manifests itself in the form of an insatiable appetite incapable of satisfaction. It infects the mind, decays the soul and distorts reality. In the case of the NFL collective bargaining debacle, its ultimate victim will be the sport we love and the fans who built it.
There was a time when baseball was our nations past time. Americans seemingly couldn’t get enough. Stars were born, legends were made and dynasties were built. But that all changed. As much as I still love the game itself, Major League Baseball is a shadow of its once mighty self.
We speak of our transformation from a baseball to football nation as if it were some phenomenon, but it’s not.  The shift from one sport to the other was born of greed and opportunity, not magic. The collective hierarchy of player unions and owners unwilling to compromise spelled its demise. A system was set up to ensure that a handful of teams are always elite and...

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