NFL Labor Negotiations 2011: Why the Owners Get the Nod over the Players

February 26, 2011   ·     ·   Jump to comments

For the NFL, the last seven days of negotiation have been a defining moment in the history of sports as we know it.
The players have made it very clear that the evil and greedy owners are trying to break their backs and their bank accounts.
More money, better health care plans, and 16 games—they want the respect and status that only being a superstar in the NFL can bring them. They want the owners to recognize that without their talent, there would be no NFL.
The biggest problem with the players getting all this airtime and support is that the other side of the argument doesn't get its seat at the table.
Players conveniently forget to mention that the league average paycheck is $1.7 million per year. If that's not enough to afford health care for the players and their families for the rest of their lives, then somebody is not being financially responsible­.
In fact, the league minimum for 2011 will be $340,000. I don't think I'm the only one who watch...

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