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Old 10-27-2004   #5
Join Date: Oct 2004
Age: 47
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Rep Power: 0 TsJagman is ridin' the pine

Upshaw is breaking the cardinal rule.

"IF it ain't broke, don't try and fix it."

If this guy goes the way he wants to, he will turn the NFL into either the NBA, or worse, NHL.

It is the owners responsibility on the bottom line, not the rest of the league. Just because Jerry Jones, Dan Snyder, or McNair was able to land a franchise that makes a ton of money, does not mean they should have to share it. Owners like Irsay have to realize, every other owner has worked their butts off to get to where they are at. The Jones, Snyders, McNairs, even the lower tier guys like the Weavers, have done what it takes to invest in their franchises to turn a profit. Irsay at the time of moving the Colts from Baltimore to Indy, had one of the sweetest deals on the table, it should not mean the McNair or anyone else should bail him out, now that his building does not create the revenue it once was.

Upshaw is gonna do whatever it takes to put more money into the pockets of these prima donnas, while of course the owners are gonna try and put more money in their own pockets. In the end, the public is still gonna have to pay for these stadiums, and the fans are gonna have to pay for these players. Eventually the NFL is gonna get too big for themselves, just the way the NBA is going now. The NFL is going to completely price themselves right out of business, much the way the NBA is doing, and the NHL has done.
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