Now, it looks like football, smells like football and sounds like football but how can this possibly be? I thought the players and the owners couldn't come to an agreement in the CBA? Oh wait, it's Arena Football. So the first thing that comes to my mind is how is it that a thriving enterprise entity like the NFL can not work something out to see the game continue uninterrupted while the game goes on in Arena Football? After all, Arena Football went belly up in 2009 thanks in part to "The Recession" something that NFL players are oblivious to and deny its existence. So what makes an Arena football player buckle up his chin strap when Peyton Manning scheduled to make 20 million dollars refuses? What could possibly be his motivation? Money?
Let's explore that. From my understanding when the league folded in 2009 the mininum salary was about $25,000, slightly less than the $325,000 NFL league mininum salary. But I was surprised to learn that now an Arena football player makes $400 a game and that every player makes the same amount! Over an 18 game schedule...yes 18, that works out to $7,200!!! I think we can safely rule out money as a motivational reason for a player to play Arena Football.
For a second I thought perhaps it's the American Dream that possesses him to suit up and take the field that maybe, just maybe, for a brief fledging second that his play might just catch the eye of someone that can take his path to the land of opportunity... the NFL. But then it hit me, why would he want to enter a league that just offered its players the worst deal ever offered in Professional Sports?
PS: Just like to say I'm glad to see Goodell and Pash? Bash? Mash? are finally earning their salary, 1 dollar a year and finally DeSmith as well is being paid his true worth in zero, however even I'm not that stupid as we all know they will make out like skunks in the end.
PSS: Would also like to say good-bye as I will no longer be posting on this site or following NFL Football as it is no longer an enjoyable experience and to see individuals making obscene amounts of money and not appreciating how lucky they are just makes me sick to my stomach and I can no longer take it.
PSS Go Vigilantes, Go Dan Da Bomb Raudabaugh.