I could really care less about the two teams in this Super Bowl. I despise the Steelers and all their jerks and am totally apathetic about the Packers. However, there have been some interesting stories out in Dallas this week. Most of these stories revolve around money, and lots of it.
You may or may not know, but the players and owners are headed for a showdown after the big game. It’s going to be another battle between billionaires and millionaires and of course the battle is about money and how it should be divided “fairly”. Honestly, I could care less who wins. I just hope they are smart enough to realize that we love their game and would like to see them play next season.
The rhetoric leading up this showdown, if not fascinating, is very amusing. I heard an interview that Hines Ward gave get replayed on ESPN Radio yesterday. He was talking about how this Super Bowl could be the last game ever for some players. And he wasn’t talking about retirement.
He was making the point that the players really don’t want to get a serious injury because they won’t have health insurance after the middle of March if the owners lock out them out. They won’t have any coverage for surgeries or rehab and that could end their careers.
ARE YOU KIDDDING ME!!!!
That’s one of the cards you are going to play to get the fans on your side? You mock the people who work hard, day in day out, in dangerous situations with little or no healthcare and no money of their own to pay for health care. Many of these same people are your fans! Hines, buddy, you guys get paid an obscene amount of money to play a game. If you get injured, at least you will have the money to take care of it. Oh, except for all of the guys who spend it all on ridiculous items and have nothing left.
I do hope the players get treated fairly. They provide lots of entertainment and enjoyment for the fans. But I will not feel sorry for the guys as long as I hear the kind of drivel that Hines Ward let drip from his mouth this week. This possible lockout will hurt lots of people. Janitors, concession workers, locker room staff, and all those that make things run in the NFL but make very little. Those are the people we should worry about. The players should too. But it should not hurt the players as long as they have been responsible. If they haven’t, they will get no pity from me.
One more thing Hines, you have a habit of dropping the F-bomb when speaking against the things that you don’t like. It makes most of us stop listening when you do that. If you are going to be leader and stand out in front, make us believe you have a little civility.