Monday, January 24, 2011
It's about to start raining...
The funny thing about the yellow rain is that nobody seems to be the least bit concerned.
I am MORE than concerned.
For those of you who don't know what I'm talking about. I'm speaking of the yellow rain that's about to fall from the sky. There is a set of billionaires and a set of millionaires who can't agree how to share millions of dollars. Listen to them. The billionaires will want you to believe that they are "losing" money. The millionaires will want you to believe that they are being "cheated" out of money. You could choose sides. Or you could act like you don't care.
As a fan of the NFL...I care.
As a fan of the NBA...I care.
If the NFL's owners (billionaires) and the NFL Players Association (millionaires) can't come to an agreement by March 4, the players will be "locked out". We, as NFL fans, could be looking at an abbreviated NFL season...or maybe no season at all next fall. Same for the NBA. The fact that both parties have met sparingly to hammer out their negotiations could spell doom. Guess who gets caught in the crossfire???
Are fans supposed to feel sorry for millionaires and billionaires who can't agree on how to share millions of dollars? Gimme a break. The unemployment rate for "us fans" is at 10% in this country. We are slowly digging ourselves out of the worst recession since the Great Depression. We are the ones who will spend $200-$500 to go to a game on Sunday. We love the game. We live for Sundays. But don't get it twisted. We don't share your pain. We aren't millionaires or billionaires like you. We don't live in the financial world that you live in. So, please don't look for sympathy. Personally, I don't care how the labor agreement gets done. Just get it done. We don't wanna hear your sob story about how much money is lost. We don't care.
Don't piss on us and tell us that it's raining...