Originally Posted by Bob Sheed
Owners and players not getting a big enough piece of the millions for you?
100's of millions of dollars in/out of this game... and they are using "replacements."
It all smacks of greed. As usual. Why do we lap this game up anyway?
No question the NFL owners are filthy rich but you don't get to be filthy rich by giving millions away. It's really pretty simple:
The NFL holds the keys to the only way these officials can make $150K/yr. They have to work for the NFL in order to make that kind of jack. The games will go on without them. It won't affect ticket prices or the amount ESPN is shelling out to televise MNF. For that reason there's no point in giving in to their demands. Just let them sit out and lose paycheck after paycheck while the NFL rakes in money every week. It's amazing to me that the officials have a union to begin with