Jack talks about the NFL lockout.
An empty parking lot is seen at New Meadowlands Stadium, home of the NFL's New York Jets and New York Giants, March 3, 2011 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. Last minute negotiations between the NFL owners and its players union are being held as the two sides face a midnight deadline to avoid a possible lockout next season. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
It doesn't surprise me at all, that the three month old NFL labor dispute is playing into the hands of the lawyers.
The attorneys have both sides, right where they want them, on the courthouse steps.
I'm convinced more than ever, this has become a political issue.
Democratic judges have ruled in favor of the players.
Republican judges have sided with the owners.
I smell a rat.
The Democratic Party has been perceived to be for the working class.
The Republican Party has aligned itself with the fat cat owners.
This is America.
That's how the game is played.
The bottom line---they can't decide how to split a $9-billion dollar a year business.
The sport grossed the most money in NFL history despite the second worse economy in U.S. history.
Yet the owners continue to spew the B.S. that the system is broken.
No wonder, there's so much distrust.
Still, a third of the teams have begun to cut salaries of non-football playing employees.
Chiefs eliminated about a dozen of their long time workers before the lockout began.
I have to believe, this will be settled within the next month.
The players will cave because many of them will be broke before the season is scheduled to begin.
They're paid during a 17 week period every fall.
They have no choice, but to settle, if they want to keep---mama happy.
That's Jack's Smack.