Short synopsis of one columnists view of the greed fo the NFL.... http://www.eastvalleytribune.com/index.php?sty=60565 NFL dispute is hard to fathom By Scott Bordow, Tribune Columnist March 7, 2006 Labor disputes in professional sports are seldom understandable Ă˘â‚¬â€ť theyĂ˘â‚¬â„˘re akin to two fat guys fighting over the last piece of pizza Ă˘â‚¬â€ť but the NFLĂ˘â‚¬â„˘s current squabble is particularly appalling. The NFL is the goose that laid the golden egg. According to Forbes magazine, all 32 teams made a profit in 2004. Even the Cardinals, with their antiquated stadium and poor attendance, had an operating income of $16.2 million after expenses, the magazine reported. YouĂ˘â‚¬â„˘ll rarely hear an NFL owner say heĂ˘â‚¬â„˘s losing money. And if you do, heĂ˘â‚¬â„˘s lying. The players are living off the money tree as well. The salary cap has increased from $34.6 million per team in 1994 to $85.5 million last season. The average salary in 2005 was $1.4 million, according to the NFL Players Association. ThatĂ˘â‚¬â„˘s an 11 percent increase since 2003 and nearly double the average salary ($716,600) in 1995. Know many employees who have gotten a 100 percent raise in the last decade? I donĂ˘â‚¬â„˘t.