Like many other National Football League fans I view the National Football League Players Association as bunch of greedy people looking to maintain a way of life.
However, after what was reported Thursday the best way to describe them is a bunch of greedy S.O.B.s.
On March 1st of this year Judge David Doty ruled against NFL owners in the lockout insurance case and deferred to a later date as whether payments should be blocked or damage should be awarded. At that time the players strategy were to block the payments.
Well that apparently has changed as according to the Sports Business Journal, via Pro Football Talk, the NFLPA will be asking for substantial damages instead. So, now it is just not enough to stop the owners from getting their loan they also have to stick it to them now. In essence the players want their cake and eat it too.
That would probably be the stupidest move the NFLPA could make as it will only extend the lockout. The reason being that owners will try to compensate for the loss by requesting higher amount of credit than they offered and that will only prolong collective bargaining negotiations.
In the end, whoever is really in control of the NFLPA needs to be fired as they are looking more and more like a bunch of horses rears.
When current ESPN Monday Night Football analyst and former Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Ron Jaworski speaks many listen.
On Sunday in the Philadelphia Inquire, via Pro Football Talk, Jaws striked again.
Nobody in the NFL knows just as much football as Jaworski does. So, when I read his comments on the matter of benefits for retired players, I could feel the taste being slapped right out of current players’ mouths.
“Quite honestly, I don’t think they (current players) really give a damn about the guys that laid the foundation for the game,” Jaworski said. “I think it’s a lot of verbiage, but I don’t think they really care.”
To quote Chris Tucker from the movie Friday, “Damn, you just got knocked the #@?* out.”
That’s right you bunch of chicken #@?! just got called out. Now, what you guys going to do about it?
Not a darn thing, because the only thing the majority of current players care about is getting paid to fund their lavish life styles. The evidence is when a players contract is about to expire. Every single time you hear a player speak about hitting the free agent market to see what he is worth.
Players know what they are worth as they are told so by their agents and what they will do in negotiations to make sure that they get paid that.
In the end, the only way that retired NFL players will get help is from the owners or the government imposing it upon the NFL.