Congress Trying to Stick It's Nose in the NFL

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    Congress Trying to Stick It's Nose in the NFL

         Congress apparently has been pressuring both the players and owners to solve their labor problems, as well as getting the league to test for HGH:
    http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2011/06/18/congress-pressures-nfl-to-test-for-hgh/

         With the economy in shambles, the country involved in numerous wars abroad, unemployment at 10%, and a huge deficeit accumulated by their irresponsible spending, how dare Congress involve themselves in what the NFL does? Is there any wonder why just 17% of Americans approve of the "job"  that Congress is doing?: http://reportergary.com/2011/06/congressional-approval-rating-plummets/     
     
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    Hmm, maybe its possible, that if the season doesn't happen that thousands more folks will be out of work who's lives depend on profootball, i'm thinking keeping thousands of folks working is something congress would put their nose into.

    I'm not talking about the players or owners. Thinking of the lot attendents, the food sellers, the Vendors on the street, the person who makes the t-shirts/jerseys  and just about anything else associated with Football.
     
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    We make fun of Congress and this and that. But they are just a reflection of the rest of us. 

    We put stupid games above education and everything else. 

    Hear about that 60 million dollar high school football stadium in Texas?

    The country could fall into shambles but as long as people have their cable tv and can tune into sports nobody gives a hoot. - Until they lose their job and can't get cable anymore. Then they suddenly become activists. 

    It's pretty sad. Without football people have too much time to pull their heads out of the sand and think about important things. Congress can't tolerate that. 
     
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    In Response to Re: Congress Trying to Stick It's Nose in the NFL:
    Hmm, maybe its possible, that if the season doesn't happen that thousands more folks will be out of work who's lives depend on profootball, i'm thinking keeping thousands of folks working is something congress would put their nose into. I'm not talking about the players or owners. Thinking of the lot attendents, the food sellers, the Vendors on the street, the person who makes the t-shirts/jerseys  and just about anything else associated with Football.
    Posted by VirginiaPats


         Hmmm...yeah, right. Let's have Congress regulate every business.

         Unbelievable.  
     
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    The only surprise is that it has taken this long.

    Is anyone really so naive as to equate sports with other businesses. In what other business does the Congress hold inquiries if someone took steriods or not. "Mr. Gates, we'd like to know if you took Ritalin or not when developing DOS". In what other business do star performers become superstars (only Hollywood compares). In what other business do star performers hold parades for the city they are from. Imagine Dell holding a parade in Austin as it announces stellar PC sales. 

    Congress gets involved because we get involved. Because they want votes and sports push the buttons for everyone a lot more. Claiming they resolved the NFL dispute and saved the season creates a LOT more political goodwill than most other endeavors. And this will continues, as it has for the last 100 years, since it still works. 
     
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    In Response to Re: Congress Trying to Stick It's Nose in the NFL:
    We make fun of Congress and this and that. But they are just a reflection of the rest of us.  We put stupid games above education and everything else.  Hear about that 60 million dollar high school football stadium in Texas? The country could fall into shambles but as long as people have their cable tv and can tune into sports nobody gives a hoot. - Until they lose their job and can't get cable anymore. Then they suddenly become activists.  It's pretty sad. Without football people have too much time to pull their heads out of the sand and think about important things. Congress can't tolerate that. 
    Posted by Macrawn


    Bingo.

    They'll go where the votes are...
     
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    In Response to Re: Congress Trying to Stick It's Nose in the NFL:
    The only surprise is that it has taken this long. Is anyone really so naive as to equate sports with other businesses. In what other business does the Congress hold inquiries if someone took steriods or not. "Mr. Gates, we'd like to know if you took Ritalin or not when developing DOS". In what other business do star performers become superstars (only Hollywood compares). In what other business do star performers hold parades for the city they are from. Imagine Dell holding a parade in Austin as it announces stellar PC sales.  Congress gets involved because we get involved. Because they want votes and sports push the buttons for everyone a lot more. Claiming they resolved the NFL dispute and saved the season creates a LOT more political goodwill than most other endeavors. And this will continues, as it has for the last 100 years, since it still works. 
    Posted by murghkhor


         Great post. Right you are. But I'm sick of these bums grandstanding, and acting as if they truly care about the average guy. These arrogant, egotistical fat-cats are ruining the country...while lining their own pockets.
     
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    In Response to Re: Congress Trying to Stick It's Nose in the NFL:
    Hmm, maybe its possible, that if the season doesn't happen that thousands more folks will be out of work who's lives depend on profootball, i'm thinking keeping thousands of folks working is something congress would put their nose into. I'm not talking about the players or owners. Thinking of the lot attendents, the food sellers, the Vendors on the street, the person who makes the t-shirts/jerseys  and just about anything else associated with Football.
    Posted by VirginiaPats

    bingo. 

    Employees are out of work because businesses are struggling with no quick fix to solve the problem.  The NFL, however, doesn't have this problem.  Their problem is figuring out how to equitably divvy up billions of dollars of already committed and guaranteed revenue.  However, without an end to the issue thousands of more workers will be sidelined without a solution to their own problem.  

    the anti-trust exemption (albeit limited) that the NFL enjoys, provides congress enough authority to have a say, and given the state of the economy, applying a little pressure may very well produce the impetus to get the deal done.  Otherwise, we can talk about more people being out of work.
     
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    In Response to Congress Trying to Stick It's Nose in the NFL:
         Congress apparently has been pressuring both the players and owners to solve their labor problems, as well as getting the league to test for HGH: http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2011/06/18/congress-pressures-nfl-to-test-for-hgh/      With the economy in shambles, the country involved in numerous wars abroad, unemployment at 10%, and a huge deficeit accumulated by their irresponsible spending, how dare Congress involve themselves in what the NFL does? Is there any wonder why just 17% of Americans approve of the "job"  that Congress is doing?: http://reportergary.com/2011/06/congressional-approval-rating-plummets/      
    Posted by TexasPat3


    Would you point out in the article you linked to WHERE IS ANY REFERENCE TO setteling their labor problems. there is ABSOLUTELY NO reference as such. The only remotely close reference came from an EXsenitor who was eliminated by a lanslide in the primaries.

    Another meaningless rant hopeing to stir the pot of uninformer readers. Your "as well as"portion of your comment was the only valid point.
     
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    In Response to Re: Congress Trying to Stick It's Nose in the NFL:
    We make fun of Congress and this and that. But they are just a reflection of the rest of us.  We put stupid games above education and everything else.  Hear about that 60 million dollar high school football stadium in Texas? The country could fall into shambles but as long as people have their cable tv and can tune into sports nobody gives a hoot. - Until they lose their job and can't get cable anymore. Then they suddenly become activists.  It's pretty sad. Without football people have too much time to pull their heads out of the sand and think about important things. Congress can't tolerate that. 
    Posted by Macrawn


    Seriously...Macrawn nailed it here.  IF I'm in Congress and like every single Washington Political Party Member on BOTH sides: Great prestigious, high-paying, high-profile job, & getting greased by "Campaign Contributions" from thousands of lobbyists sent by millionaires who simply want 1 bill passed, or not passed...1 vote, or non-vote...b/c it benefits their pocket, their world-view, their town (over somewhere else), their trade...you NAME it.

    Again...If I'M one of these guys, I'd want nothin' whatsoever to takeaway from ANY sorta thing which keeps the citizens themselves, totally preoccupied in simply so many sort of ways (football game, talking about it before, talking about it after...thinking, wondering, expecting).  Man...F'#k any considerations of Universal Healthcare...Lmao, yea-That'll help ME, Mr. Senator out a REAL lot!: Better health, More money in your salary, time not to worry sent your way, you the citizen...longer life.  More Time to think & More Time & Energy, & Health & even Life...to wonder=NOT a good thing.  But an NFL lockout?  That's something that just scares the cr#p outta me, in terms of takin' away some great recreational, fictional, fun & great time-consumer, which doesn't cost ME (the senator) anything anyway!!  Sorry, NFL Lockout in ANY extended form becomes A#! on my priorities list...  Dazzling diversions...bread & circuses.  
     
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