Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Interesting Perspective on NFL Issues

by: Michael Steffes

I found this article/blog post on the current situation facing the NFL, and I thought that it was worth sharing. It is from a man who knows labor issues like an owner, but cheers for teams like a fan; Mark Cuban.

In this post, Cuban uses some hypothetical situations to illustrate the current situation. He talks about how the salary cap works, and why it isn't as equitable as most make it out to be.

Cuban believes that Baseball and Football are two sports that could actually survive and benefit from not having a salary cap, but instead focusing on revenue sharing and luxury taxes. This is because it takes more than 2 or 3 players for teams in these sports to be successful. He argues that in the NBA and NHL, a cap is must, because having one or two great players can drastically change the fortune of a team.

Anyway, for those looking to further educate themselves on the upcoming issues facing the NFL, this piece is worth reading. Enjoy.

P.S. (off-topic) Mr. Cuban, forget the Cubs and focus your efforts on buying a hardball team in the Northwest. Pretty please. END