Smith better be careful

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National Football League Players Association executive director DeMaurice Smith was a guest speaker at the University of Maryland’s commencement ceremony.

After reading what Smith said he better be careful.

When Barrack Obama was elected President of the United States it showed that night that young people are realizing the power that the media wields. Unfortunately, Smith never got that memo.

Smith at the ceremony antagonized students there by stating that he wants football too. The fact is though  if he really wanted that to happen he wouldn’t be standing there giving the speech in the first place.

Smith’s first responsibility is getting the best deal possible for the NFLPA and the better the deal the more likely he will be reelected executive director of the NFLPA. Second would be to accomplish the first by any means possible and that includes lying to the press to get tehme

In the end, people aren’t stupid and the longer this takes the more likely things will turn ugly.

The reason why NFLPA will lose in courts

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Every now and then I realize something right out of left field and that was the case today while driving to the dentist.

The realization is the very reason why the NFLPA will lose in higher courts.

The thing is that the NFLPA decertified and sued and will recertify again once an agreement on a new collective bargaining agreement is reached.

The problem is that if the higher courts allow this then it will open a Pandora’s Box for all other labor unions to use this type of tactic. Thus, labor unions will have all the power and leverage in negotiations.

Eventually, that will lead to higher expenses for businesses who will then turn to the government and ask for relief in the form of tax breaks. Then that will lead to budget gaps that will be filled by raising taxes or cutting programs.

In the end, the NFLPA will lose, because American cannot afford to do so.