Re: KRAFT = To Blame For REF Fiasco
posted at 9/25/2012 6:23 AM EDT
In response to CaptnFoxboro's comment:
Appreciate the differing views expressed here .
For the record , In the past I've admittedly had mixed feelings about Robert Kraft's stewardship of the Patriots . He won me over for life though when he brought in BB and built the new stadium , (even though there's no denying he looks a lot like a lesbian Shelly Winters )
After Kraft did such an amazing job in helping to settle the NFL Players Lock-out , I guess I just expected more leadership from him during this unnecessary dispute .
To be fair , there are certain aspects of the Owners position I agree with ( like holding bad Refs more accountable , and reserving the right to "bench" them ) but I strongly disagree with the owners tactics of refusing to negotiate this preseason in the hopes that the Refs would cave after missing a few pay checks.
It's backfired , and now it's time for them to admit the F'd up and stop insulting the game.
You and I likely don't share much in common besides being Pats fans
( especially if you actually think NFL Refs are "Union Bullies " )
Unless you've got something less delusional to add to the argument - I suggest you stick to watching your favorite fair n balanced self-masturbatory news network
( No doubt it's where you learned that "the refs will give in this week and agree to every issue the owners are demanding " )
I can't wait for the day when the right wing of the NFL Owners favorite party implodes their meal ticket and our nation begins to rid itself of the carpetbaggin' pimps ( from both sides of the aisle ) that have been buying and selling Capitol Hill for way too long .
PS - Also for the record , you and your kind may not want to believe it but you don't have to be affiliated with your grand ol party to be able to "buy tickets " . Attended my first game at Schaefer Stadium in 1975 ( Cowboys ) and my last one in 2011 ( Broncs Div. Playoff ) .
If the NFL had the time to hire, train new ref's and the transition went smoothly, would you still be complaining on behalf of the old ref's being treated unfairly?
My assumption is if the games were properly officiated, this would have been a non issue. I am quite certain, you would not complaining on their behalf.
this is not a $$$ issue with 38 referees as reported. The NFL is paying over 10,000 people on various types of contracts. Everyone one of them are now a 401k plan, as you and I are, and as most of corporate America is. Why aren't you complaining on behalf of the other 9962 employees who are also on a 401k plan?
I also know that the retirement issue is not real issue. The NFL will HIRE MORE officials, and start to hold all officials to more accountability of their work. This accountability is what the impasse is about.
Lastly, I understand that there is already conversation on where Thursdays press conference be held assuming an agreement. Not that it is complete yet, but very close.