Tuesday, May 20, 2008

NFL Dumps Union Deal, Free to Innovate the Game

The Associated Press reported NFL owners voted unanimously Tuesday to end their labor agreement with the players' union in 2011. The league and union, however, insisted the next three seasons won't be interrupted by a contract dispute and both sides are working toward a new deal.

The league will have three years to strategically refocus, like American corporations. They desire to pay players less and to strike a deal more beneficial to owners. Will they look for cheaper talent in other parts of the world? How can rules changes further such a goal? If Thomas can answer my internet service provider technical questions with an Indian accent, why can't Vincent block on an offensive line while sweating curry spice?

It's coming, the new NFL. Welcome to the National Fricket League...