Friday, July 1, 2011
First the NFL, now the NBA.
The NFL Lockout is currently in its 111th day of existence. Seems ridiculous, right? Since every day on Sportscenter the amount of coverage they give it makes it seem like we're still in Week 1.
But you might as well kick off your shoes, fluff up the pillows and get comfy, boys and girls, because we're gonna' be here a lot longer than that.
The owners want a 50-50 split of the revenue, down from the 57% the players receive now. The owners want a hard salary cap in the league, causing some players' contracts to suffer. Basically the owners are like those asshole kids in the grocery store who point to every box of cereal and every can of Spaghetti-o's "Ma, I want this one!"
The players feel like the owners are exaggerating their numbers and how much money has been lost in the league, and feel like things are fine the way they are right now.
Of course, here it is, July 1st. The owners cost are significantly down, being that the league is out of season, and can essentially kick back and relax atop their piles of money until almost October. The ball is in the union's backcourt, and who knew the owners could run a full-court press this well?
And by the way, you know this thing is going to be good when they have a legitimate logo for it (picture at the top).