Saturday, February 26, 2011

NFL Owners Worst Nightmare: A Rockefeller Saying "Open the Books"

Sure it is Senator Jay Rockefeller, but still, that name resonates in people's minds as being the voice of 19th century entitled rich, and the moderate politics over the past 40 years or so.

Jay Rockefeller (Senator, WV) has looked over the NFL argument, and he doesn't find it very compelling:

Reluctantly, I have come to the conclusion that the only way to sort out this stalemate is for the owners and the league to answer the biggest sticking point: money.

What I'd like to see from NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and the owners is a simple display of good faith: Show the union your books. Don't keep secrets. If there are financial pressures that keep you from agreeing to the revenue-sharing plan proposed by the players, let's see the proof...

..Taking this simple step would answer the criticism from players that teams are extremely profitable but owners are unwilling to share the bonanza with the players who make it all possible.

When a motherfucking Rockefeller says you are over-reaching, you had better note that shit, NFL owners.  Jay Rockefeller's grandpa invented the shit you are trying to pull, and Jay knows your bullshit.  Just sayin'.

1 comment:

Andrew Wice said...

Why is there a Rockefeller from West Virginia?