The new NFL labor deal will include one provision that will be better for fans, but retain another practice that is the biggest rip-off in sports.
The positive move is dropping the plan to go to an 18-game regular-season schedule. This was a terrible idea, spawned by a desire to increase already fat TV deals. Pro football already is racked by injuries, and adding two regular-season games would have increased the injury rate. Read More
By the end of this week, we should know if an NFL lockout will remain in place.
The players won round one when U.S. District Court Judge Susan Richard Nelson ruled against the lockout, but the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled 2-1 on Friday to issue a temporary stay. That court is regarded as the most business-friendly appellate court in the country, but the temporary stay was apparently granted to give the court a chance to review Nelson’s decision. Read More