LESAProject

Local Event Sports Association

NFL: Too Much Money, Too Much Talent and The Integrity of Football

By Cameron Weimer On December - 28 - 2010

The NFL and Division I College football bring in plenty of money over a course of a whole season. 

Through merchandising and advertising worldwide, as well as "at the stadium" sales, it’s safe to say they gross billions of dollars. But why limit this revenue to 32 teams? Why expand to an 18-game season?

If the integrity of football wants to maintain itself in coming years, some questions need to be answered.

For the first pick in the 2011 NFL draft, the owners select (enter stud or bust)…”

These are the words most of us will hear come late April, but are the players worth the money? Are they worth the risk? There is too much talent in college football these days to be offering the kind of contracts that players get coming out of the NFL draft.

Don’t get me wrong, many players have been worth the amount paid for even before stepping into a Sunday game (enter Peyton Manning). But why pay these players are paid (ranging $five-six million a year) before even seeing their performance on the biggest stage? It is quite ridiculo...

Read Complete Article at Bleacher Report - Sports & Society
Article is property of BleacherReport.com

Leave a Reply

Sponsors

About LESA

There is something about me..

Photos

Hovinen.Karjalainen.Tuulola.LeBron James: The Children's Book: The Boy Who Became King

Fatal error: Uncaught Error: Call to undefined function ereg_replace() in /var/www/html/wp-content/plugins/popularity-contest/popularity-contest.php:2531 Stack trace: #0 /var/www/html/wp-content/plugins/popularity-contest/popularity-contest.php(2495): akpc_is_searcher() #1 /var/www/html/wp-includes/class-wp-hook.php(286): akpc_api_footer_javascript('') #2 /var/www/html/wp-includes/class-wp-hook.php(310): WP_Hook->apply_filters('', Array) #3 /var/www/html/wp-includes/plugin.php(453): WP_Hook->do_action(Array) #4 /var/www/html/wp-includes/general-template.php(2630): do_action('wp_footer') #5 /var/www/html/wp-content/themes/scarlett/footer.php(16): wp_footer() #6 /var/www/html/wp-includes/template.php(688): require_once('/var/www/html/w...') #7 /var/www/html/wp-includes/template.php(647): load_template('/var/www/html/w...', true) #8 /var/www/html/wp-includes/general-template.php(76): locate_template(Array, true) #9 /var/www/html/wp-content/themes/scarlett/single.php(75): get_footer() #10 /var/www/html/wp-includes/template-lo in /var/www/html/wp-content/plugins/popularity-contest/popularity-contest.php on line 2531