with Taylor Lautner
Funny, but even a lot more of these won't fill the void of no NFL season.
Knock on wood, it looks like we're finally heading in the right direction to end the lockout.
Per Jason Cole @ Yahoo! Sports:
NFL could be back in business by July 15
ROSEMONT, Ill. – Now that NFL owners appear to have cleared a significant hurdle on the way to labor peace with the players, the question for the league is simple: How fast can they get the league year started?
The short answer is sometime on or just before July 15. By that point, the league may be reopen for business on a permanent basis, meaning free agents could get signed and draft picks could start to meet with coaches for the first time in hopes of catching up as much as possible by the start of training camp.
Please let the billionaires vs millionaires squabble come to an end...
Not a complete surpirse and SIAP didn't find anything on the search
Although it seems its not written in stone just yet
The NFL has made some significant changes to their rules. Kickoffs will take place from the 35 yard line with 5 yard starts for members of the coverage team..
All scoring plays will be reviewed and confirmed by the official in the replay booth.
Per Sportscenter, the NFLPA has decertified. The courts will now be sorting out the mess in the NFL.
UPDATE: Link to ESPN.com Report
Time and again this tired argument is made that NFL players are just being crybaby millionaires that want to make 60 times what normal people (like teachers and coal miners) make as opposed to 50 times.
Here is my argument:
NFL'ers have a 4 year career on average . So at the median salary of $770k, they make 3 mill in a lifetime.
A UM grad has a career of roughly 30 years (say) at an avg salary of $70k. That adds up to 2.1 mill.
So there really isn't too much difference between an avg NFL'er (who by the way is at a very very high percentile in terms of athletic talent every year just to even make it into the league) and a UM grad (who I am sure is also pretty darn high in terms in intellectual talent just to make it into UM ).
Now if you compare NFL median salaries (and lifetime income) to a coal miner, I am going to stop you right there and say, the coal miner isnt making squat because that's just how much value our society puts for that labor. You could also argue that computer geeks pulling down $100k a year shouldnt get paid so much more than coal miners and teachers and firemen but that is a whole other argument.
Note also that I am not even factoring the massive hazards of their "work" environment and the long-terms disabilities that they have to deal with after going through their NFL careers.