Saturday, August 23, 2008

Barnyard, Labor Lawyer on Gene Upshaw

The news reports, in trying to determine whether Gene Upshaw is worthy of hagiography or not, have been looking into his dealings on behalf of the NFLPA (The NFL Player's Union). He took criticism about this time, almost exactly 12 months ago.

And who was there to defend him? Our own Labor Law-Talking Guy, who happened to do some research on not just unions, but the historical struggle of athletes to form unions. And his take on Gene Upshaw, a full year ago, suggests that Upshaw was a pretty good guy in a pretty impossible situation.

Can't recommend it enough: Read it. I don't agree with everything there, but I do recognize contributor Barnyard to know something about Labor/Ownership relations in sports.


Andrew Wice said...

Flagrant ass-kissing.

I'm embarrassed for you, Big BM. Lay off the whippets.

Big Blue Monkey said...

Kissing barnyard's ass? After all the things that have come out and ventured into that gaping maw?

I think not.

Please, Jewish person who loves bacon, tell me more about living up to ethical standards.