Originally posted by Oakland-Niner:
Put me down for pro player.
MOST of these guys dont make big money relative to the headline contracts. Even the contracts are BS. Except for the gaureentee money, nothing is certain for these guys. The average career is less than four years, but the physical effects are life long.
All of these guys come into the NFL as kids, are surrounded by preditory agents, and are followed by childhood friends who are young, dumb and full of cum. I'm not saying it's the owners fault, because it's not, but for a lot of these young men this is the only money they have ever had and will be broke when it's all said in done. Not everybody has good strong family role models who are used to handling wealth. Too bad the money couldn't be kept in a trust until they turn 30. I just think all the lights, fame, girls, friends and money is too much to handle for young men with little guidance.
I just dont understand why these Billionaire owners need a bigger piece of the pie? I really dont. I would love for all the players in the NFL to defect to a UFL/XFL type league if this lockout really happens. f**k these rich b***hes.
I don't know. For all intents and purposes, these players are men. The information is out there on how to manage money. Hell, a little common sense goes a long way. They aren't kids, they have been pampered, and are lucky to be in a position to make so much money playing a game.
These players keep wanting more and more money, but they only play a handful of games per season compared to other sports. I understand that the majority are on the minimums, but that is still close to 500,000 a season for veterans.
The way I see it, the contract demands will continue to get higher and higher... well, is it really too much to ask for there be more of a product to validate such salaries? I just don't see how these contracts can continue at such a pace.