Originally Posted by JPeezy
Yes they players are being bitches, but they have to live with this deal for the next 10 years, and retied players sticking their hand in the pot isn't helping.
Lets remember the owners locked the players out the players were ok with the current deal at the time, but the owners wanted more money an extra billion off the top
If not for the retired players these current players wouldn't be able to do what they do.
Many of these retired players made a pittance compared to what the players make today most had regular jobs to support there families before pro football became Americas past time. Also many of these retired players are battling mental and physical problems from playing football and they live with little to no health coverage.
The owners are billionaires who say they are losing money yet won't open the books and show how much they are losing. They paint this picture of woe is me and vilify the players and it is working. The owners even ratified and approved this last deal with out the player reps even getting a look at it. They have the players over a barrel.
The average football players career is 3 to 4 years and most players while paid well do not make payton manning and tom brady money and can not live off that for the rest of there lives. But yet the damage they do to there body those few years will last the rest of there lives. They have no pention program. So if you ask me the guys who risk there health and well being to play a game millions watch should be rewarded for that and get the best deal they can negotiate. It looks like they will get screwed this time around but i hope they get the best deal they can.
Lets remember this is a 9 billion dollar industry and we watch football for the players not the owners so the players while still not getting the lions share of profits deserve the best they can get from the owners.
War NFLPA if it was still actually unified.
If you think the players are being bitches that's laughable. Men who but their health on the line to play a sport and want to get there fair share for it.