Do you think the owners are greedier than the universities?With the season about to start again I have my annual take on it. This years theme is fuck the owners. Those greedy sons of bitches are clamoring for an 18 game season that really proves nothing more than you can get a lot more guys injured in 18 games than you can in 16. Even at 16 games there won't be enough quarterbacks to go around and have any expectation of winning. Since the owners are almost all billionaires their obvious greed to make even more money on the backs of willing young men is just disgusting. They show very little interest in the welfare of the guys that make them millions and are campaigning for more money instead. What a bunch of hapless dicks.
The game itself has lost a lot of it's luster to me. It has become a hard game to watch because of the lack of continuity with penalties seemingly calling back every successful play. And what's with a 10 yard penalty for holding-a call that can be made on every play? Five yards is penalty enough for holding. The sophomoric choreographed celebrations in the end zone have really devalued the game as well as any semblance of dignity has been sacrificed.
Although the game has millions of fans I see interest waning-somewhat like NASCAR-even among the players. I think more guys like Andrew Luck will surface that make a heap of money early on then pull out and live to enjoy it. Hanging on for years and spending some of those years in rehab makes no sense at all. Some guys will make 20 million in their twenties and have enough to be comfortable the rest of their lives. Others will make the same 20 million and be broke in their 30's and really need to play as long as they can. Having gone through some rehab myself I'm convinced that it is not a lifestyle.