Posted on: March 16, 2011 3:05 pm
Edited on: March 16, 2011 3:06 pm

Does either side really expect sympathy

I am alittle tired of hearing about the poor players and the starving owners in this lockout. Being someone that has a real job for a real company I am having great  difficulty feeling sorry for either side but here is a few things that they might need to consider.

If I do good at my job, I know what would happen if I went into the bosses office and said you know what I had a good year and think it is time to give me 100% raise. I would get laughed at loudly and told there is the door, but the players have no problem saying I had a good year so unless you tear up my contract and give me more money I am not going to play. Funny thing is I don't think you ever hear of a player saying I really had a bad season and I think we need to lower my salary to a more deserving rate.

I know that as the owner of a team or a business they are putting up all of the up front money and all of the risk, this does entitle them to make money on the team that is why people go into business to make a profit. The owners in this case are making good profits and that is good for them and they have put up large amounts of money to own the team and deserve good return on their investment.

The players sign a contract to play for a team for a set amount of money and a set length of time but it seems that the only side that is bound by the contracts are the owners, they have to pay whether the player produces or not there is alot of player that have gotten large amounts of money that never panned out, just as there are times when players sign and earn their money but more often than not that player demands to renegotiate or wants to hold out, a contract is supposed to be binding on both sides.

I really enjoy watching football but I am also one of those many fans that the game has gotten way too expensive to go to games due to constatnly escalating ticket and concession prices. Taking a family of 4 to a game now could end up costing almost a weeks pay. I am really tired of players getting over paid and owners over charging fans to try to make up for the fact that they can't control themselves as they continue to pay the large contracts.

Just once could the players and the owners listen to the fans, while they are busy crying over BILLIONS of dollars how about the average family that has been priced out of being able to see the local team. This used to be a great game to be a fan of but both sides in this issue needs to remember who put them where they are niether side would have what they have without fans and if you think that they will always be there maybe you should think twice before you talk about how you can't live on the millions you are making.

Posted on: December 16, 2010 11:55 am

Has anyone thought to ask Vikings Fans

I fully understand that the collapse of the roof of the Metrodome is a freak accident and makes for difficult decisions where to play home games. I also know that moving the game to Detroit last week was a quick decision that had to be made and the game went on but this weeks game looks like they want to move it to Atlanta now instead of playing somewhere that the Vikings fans you know the people who actually bought tickets to see the team and support the team usually thru thick and thin can attend.

This is being done in the name of it being more convenient for television crews. It is unfortunate that this event happened and that it happened when the Vikings were having consecutive home games but I have to think the fans and community would greatly prefer the game to be played where they could go after all they do support the team now matter what the record, how about the people that relocating these games are out of a job because they would be working at the Metrodome or in businesses around the stadium.

I am sorry but why is the owner and team officials so eager to move the game somewhere else, well I understand they will get a considerable amount of revenue from the game being on Monday Night Football but sometimes it is all to obvious that their priorities are not with the people that truly support the team, remember without fans there won't be a team maybe you should consider them before jumping all over the country to support everyone but the people that have supported you.
Category: NFL
Posted on: August 23, 2009 11:03 am
Edited on: December 16, 2010 11:56 am

What About the Fans

Has anyone else noticed how hard it is to be a fan of a team anymore in virtually any sport ? With the player changing teams all the time teams overspending to sign free agents then others dumping salaries do to budget defecits caused from over spending and overpricing tickets and concessions, souveniers, jerseys etc.

It is hard to justify buying a jersey for your favorite player on your home town team when they are probably going to become a free agent shortly thereafter and you have spent a pretty good amount of your money showing spirit and support to yet another player that went to another team because they offered more money. I am not saying that players shouldn't try to get good salary but at what point does it really matter when you are getting millions.

I wonder if there will ever be a return to the times when teams and players will realize that the fans pay there salaries and that there needs to be some loyalty to the fans.

This will probably never happen because players and owners are never going to worry about the fans until they quit showing up, we will more than likely continue to show up but food for thought for some of the owners it is easy for fans to like players and begin to follow the player more than the teams.

Category: General
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