I am getting fed up with the NFL and the players union. Tickets cost to much, players salaries are way to high, stadiums cost owners to much to build on their own and taxpayers understandably don't want to or can't handle another tax increase to help. Maybe it is time to start over?
What is stopping owners from leaving the NFL? Owners own their team right? Could all or a group of owners leave the NFL and form a new league...say the GFL (Global Football League). Do owners own the name and logo rights or does the NFL.....another words, could the Bills still be the Bills in the GFL? Cut ticket prices and player salaries in half. Give players lifetime health coverage. Require owners to set aside a portion of the profits to build a new stadium....say every 30 years. Do whatever else is needed. They already have the infrastructure in place.....what is stopping them? Owners would certainly lose a great deal of money in the short term. I'm sure the value of a "new" team in a new league wouldn't be as great to start, but if all or the majority of the owners went for it, the value of the teams would rise quickly. Don't get me wrong, I would hate to see the end of the NFL, but if the players push the owners to far????