Serious question, rayzor, because I understand and respect some of what you're saying, but not all. Most of us pay into our health insurance with some of that burden being shouldered by our employers as well. Are you suggesting a different form of health care support be provided and fully funded by the owners and the player has little or no financial responsibility there?
the entire business model of the nfl owners is predicated on their employees partaking in an activity that destroys their bodies at a rate unlike almost any other activity in the world.
whatever you think about the role of privatized v. centrally organized healthcare in the united states, it's hard to argue from either a moral or business perspective that it's not in the interests of the nfl to fully provide for the well being of their players past, present, and future.
Well, not record wise of course, but personnel wise and peripheral wise they definitely were.
-Blank had made three horrible coaching decisions in a four year span 1. Firing Dan Reeves 2. Hiring Jim Mora Jr. 3. Hiring Bobby Petrino
Their drafting had been atrocious when they were actually spending their first rounders. Off the top of my head, they traded a first for Peerless, a first for Abraham (arguably not a bad move), and their 2007 seven first round DE is now a rotational DT.
Their face of the city QB had just done something. Can't remember what. something involving cats I think.
Their coach quit halfway through the season.
They were an old team all over the ball and looked well past their prime.
A whole host of assholes had played quarterback for them.
And there were a ton of other problems with them. I'm not going to bore you with the details.
I just bring this up because as bad as the Panthers look now, it wasn't as bad as it was in Atlanta in 2007. And now the Falcons are in the midst of their third straight winning season and will probably have a first round bye, before getting blown out by Green Bay or Philadelphia.
Oversimplified, but they turned it all around with one great draft, one great coaching hire, and one great free agent signing.
football isn't baseball. You can turn it around really quick. and the Panthers are better off than the Falcons were, or hell even the Bucs.
Also I'm getting banned off and on and it doesn't give me a reason for it. Is it like a glitch or am i on some ban randomizer