Posted by Sam-Adams
Sam, you could say the exact thing about the rich team owners.
Look at all the stuff they get for free to help operate their businesses - stadiums, transportation and infrastructure upgrades, military fly-overs that probably cost around $100K per game, long-term ( 10 years) local and state business tax exemptions, special financing rates that you and I could never get on a business loan, etc., etc., etc. The owners BEACH about not making enough money all the time, but they are almost always making the most money. If you don't like richly paid people complaining about not getting enough, you should hate the owners as much as the players.
As to the dreaded claim of "SOCIALISM!" regarding the proposed 20-year healthcare package, you are thus labeling Mike Ditka a Socialist. Mike Ditka...the pronounced arch-conservative who has dedicated years to this cause and knows all too well the real physical "risk" of playing pro football.
Which brings me to my last point on this board: You love it when Brady throws a 40-yard pass downfield into double-coverage to Moss, who catches it with one outstretched hand, jukes the safety, then runs it another 15 yards for a TD. A thing of beauty. Eleven players contributed to the play, and some will only make a million in their career, a career that may have taken them 15, 16 or 17 years of hard work to build, and will almost certainly leave them physically scarred, maybe brain damaged. You scream, you celebrate, you yell that you love Brady, or Moss, or Hernandez for throwing a key block...but then you hate them when they get paid. Why?