Players’ Solidarity on Field Does Not Help NFL’s Off-Field Money Issues

September 11, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Last night was months in the making.

Two good football teams met last night to open the 2010 NFL campaign, including one of the teams which eventually won the Lombardi Trophy. It was intended to be a night of celebration for the fans in the stands at the Louisiana Superdome, not to mention for all professional football fans worldwide.

With all the happiness filling the air of the stadium, players from both the New Orleans Saints and Minneosta Vikings had to go and give onlookers—both in the seats and on their couches—a queasy feeling in the pit of their stomachs by proudly putting their index fingers as high into the air as they could, almost symbolically as to say We are sticking together and not accepting the owners' intentions to give us decreased salaries.

It was an image which never had to happen, and it looked as phony as it looked planned. As a potential lockout looms for America's most popular league, the first game of the season—on n...

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