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NFLPA and NFL players need to wake up

Posted on: February 1, 2008 3:58 pm

This whole situation with the NFLPA and the Gridiron Greats is starting to really irk me.  These former players laid down the foundation for todays game, it players, the market.  The ones that played in the '50, 60, and '70 did not make the money to last a lifetime.  Unless you were a star that could live off appreances, etc.... you are SOL.  Kyle Turley has given up some money as well as a number of players, but chew on this for a moment.

If every player gave up one tenth of a percent of thier living wages, the Gridiron Greats would be able to donate over 4 million dollars a year into helping retired athletes.  Increase it to 1% and you have the National GPD of a ton of third world countries PER YEAR.

The players need to voice it up.  They too will be "getting thiers" in return after they retire.  It means giving up buying a new car, a nentire new wardrobe, or a 50k diamond encrusted whatever......  Basically, be a human being to the guys that paved your way to make the millions of dollars.  You can give 10k for every million you make.  This would be like me giving 1k for it.  In the grand scheme of life, it is not asking much at all to help out a fellow football player, now is it.

Category: NFL

Since: Oct 21, 2006
Posted on: February 1, 2008 9:17 pm

NFLPA and NFL players need to wake up

Right on buddy!! Back in the 50's,60's and 70's they played rough football...Lynn Swann and Raymond Berry couldn't go 10 feet without getting knocked around, and they still made clutch catches!! Johnny U once had a broken rib puncture his lung, and they had to drag him off the field! No flak jackets back when they played real football! Many of those players today suffer the effects of their love of the game and the players of today could easily make a small donation to ease their suffering...probly tax deductible anyway! There are still some tragic accidents on the field today, yet they are rare and dealt with much better today than in yesteryear.  Just the sheer humanity of it cries out for attention, more so than so many drives today for lesser causes!

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