Obama to reporters: hey, the NFL can figure out how to spread the wealth around. I got stuff to do.
A little weekend amusement for you little mobsters there. Had the President just said, it’s not the President’s business, I would have let this slide. But, he still somehow managed to work a little socialism and the word “stuff” into the same sentence, so …. I’m just funnin with you Mr President.
And indeed, he does have bigger fish to fry than jumping into the NFL Player’s agreement, or Wisconsin, or the Boston Police, or … ahh never mind. Notice how he has the NFL revenue down to the penny, unlike the deficit. Notice how he explains the negotiation process as dividing up the spoils, equitably I am sure. But … he has stuff to do.
Actually he’s right. Let these folks knock it out. If the players union is smart they’ll concentrate more on player health and injuries, not money. And in fact, I think that is the crux of the negotiations. 18 more games means there should be more time off to recover. If the NFL is smart, They’ll agree. Here’s the latest.
Negotiating issues include the division of $9 billion in annual revenue, the most of any sports league; adding two games to the 16-game regular-season schedule; limiting salaries for rookie players; and health-care coverage for retirees.
By the way … what is it with this President and the word stuff? Hmmmm? Nuance.
Why is the NFL not vilified as greedy? I wish I could select 30 channels, none of them sports, and pay about $30 a month. But any intelligent channel you may want is bundled with a bunch of sports related crap. So you pay $130/ month for the 30 channels you want, and your money is redistributed so these morons can live lives of conspicuous consumption while you pay too much for cable, tickets, hot dogs and beers! Oh, and you get to pay for their stadiums too!
JR: I have to remember to read this word for word Monday. Well said
Don't forget when public money is used for stadiums the public charges rent. It would be nice to go thru the channel line up and do an ala carte type of selection so you pay for what you watch. That way I could blank out sissy mathews
Cable companies have been fighting ala carte channel selection for years. It would cost them big$$$$$$$.