Hall of Fame Poster
It should be obvious by now that the National Football League is being controlled by some insane, greedy, yet inept principals, who are willing to destroy the game that football fans love to completely crush the players union.
They also will do anything in the short term to make a splash, even if it leads to degradation of the product and endangers the very players they need to enhance the product as good football, as opposed to a TV reality show. Longer seasons, regular season games in england or fckin China, who knows?
As Goodell's new contract and the new collective bargaining contract and inevitable lockout by the oligopoly, loom ahead 2 years, the outlook is not positive. Players will not comply and owners will try to crush them. A season, or more could be lost.
Working within the system [lol] is not an option, it is corrupt and filthy.
With all the ego driven billionaires, it shouldn't be hard to float the idea of a new league. with players in a vise, it shouldn't be hard to poach some stars, if there was a structure in place when the lockout starts. It's been done before, it was successful and there wasn't much money or structure behind it.
1. Krafty should start buying one or more semi pro leagues in the area. Probably cost about as much as the bottle of wine he buys with dinner.
2. Get together with some big egos billionaires like Mark Cuban who could do the same on the west coast.
3. Start feeding these semi pro leagues with players who don't make the cut for the local team. A phone call away.
4. Or Kraft can stay away and let some other hopeful owner do it in this area, doesn't matter.
5. After 2 years of well financed low level leagues stocked with near NFL players [and better coaching, more money etc] the lockout begins and it's bad. Looks like no way out [Kraft won't save their ass this time] and a season might be lost.
6. Each league has identified one stadium sufficient for a start up team [we went 11 years without one].
7. NFL Armageddon apparent, the plan goes into action. Extract one all star team from each league and assign a stadium,. or sign a lease. Start signing big name NFL players that will hurt [remembering each team has a league full of almost NFL players]. Start play immediately with a shortened season.
8. Unlike the old AFL, there are a million crazy cable channels and internet outlets for this crazy new league with the balls to counter program the striking NFL. Krafty will get on the phone with them, then deny it.
9. The league, in disarray, doesn't know where to strike, so they try to punish Kraft [we know they don't need evidence]. They aren't playing, the new league is, so Kraft decides to file the anti-trust suit and whatever else his lawyers can come up with.
10 At this point, Kraft has the stadium, the best coach, and [I wonder] contracts, or at least goodwill with the best players? If he decides to just join the new league.
11 As time goes on, BB and Brady will want to retire from the active grind. why not buy teams while they're cheap? BB might need some investors, but the Brady's could have a his and hers. Keep a little spice in the marriage.
The lockout is settled in some fashion and I doubt the players are happy, so where does that leave the no fun league now, with a new league, stealing players, better rules, consistent officiating overseen by an experienced official.
For the younger fans, the AFL kicked of in 1960 and forced a merger by 1966 [1st "Super Bowl 1967, complete merger 1970]. Our local team had no money, no stadium and was never expected to survive.