Friday, February 11, 2011

Solution To The Revenue Issue

As many of you fans know, the labor talks have stopped for now. One of the biggest issues going into those talks are what to do with the 9 billion dollars in revenue. Like many of you that read this, I don't understand how much money that is, but I will take a guess that you can change a lot with that money. Maybe we've been too difficult on the players for being big babies, since the owners are just as bad. Does Robert Kraft, owner of Kraft Cheese or Dan Gilbert, owner of Intuit, really need anymore money? Take a page out of late Giants owner Wellington Mara's book and spread the money around. Mara was one of the biggest advocates of revenue sharing, and the Giants made a ton of money.

So what do you do with the money? Do you spread it out equally throughout the teams and give them each $281,250,000? No, that would be giving these owners too much money that the teams would never see. There's a better solution that I guarantee that no one has brought up, since everyone in the NFL are greedy. Let the NFL keep 1 billion dollars, spread out another billion to the 32 teams and donate 7 to charity. The $1,000,000 is plenty for the league to overcome any lawsuits it may face, as it's more than enough to spread throughout all the teams. Each team gets $31,250,000 to keep the owners happy. Now I don't know what you can do with that kind of money, but I guarantee that 7 billion dollars will be able to change this country somehow.

Here's a radical idea. Give $100,000 to 7,000 of the poorest families in America. One big problem in this country is that the richest 10% of the United States have more money than the bottom 90%. This will never happen, because no one really cares about changing anything especially those rich, fat cats that are running things.

The owners shouldn't have any say here. Let a group of average fans making $40,000 a year decide what to do with that money. Isn't football played for the fans anyway? Or is that just what the NFL wants us to believe?

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