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Pig Skin In The Game

Posted on | July 26, 2011 | 11 Comments

by Smitty

The Blaze notes that even the overpaid prima donnas of the NFL managed to get their act together and finish negotiations.

Unlike the clowns inside the flat bowl outlined by the beltway.

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Other than the effort to win re-election, these political football players don’t have enough skin in the game. I’d like to see the budget law deadlines codified, and none of these creeps getting paid if they can’t do their flipping job. Will Dingy Harry Reid reach 1000 days with no budget?

As a thought experiment, consider docking the Senate Majority Leader and the rest of these creeps day-for-day while they haven’t done their job. That’s not a precedent to go setting, but the threat of it might trigger some useful motion. Screw you, Nevada, for afflicting the rest of the country with this knucklehead.

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  • Joe

    NFL players are generally NOT overpaid, at least compared to other professional athletes.  Their contracts are almost always performance based, which means they have to actually peform to get those reported salaries (otherwise they get far far less).  They are well paid, but they have to work very hard to get to that point.  And compared to other sports they most definitely are not over paid (especially given the draw that the NFL has). 

    Now MLB?  That is an example of players being overpaid. 

  • Anonymous

    If you set aside the fundamentals of football - blocking, tackling, kicking game, running routes, executing the plays, etc. – then the Beltway is much like the NFL.

    Similar to the NFL, in DC they have skybox fatcats, pharmaceutical “lobbyists,” silly TD dances, coked-up cheerleaders, a ban on firearms, stupid mascots, an absurd amount of t.v. commercials, and referees of questionable character. Most importantly, it’s the hard-working taxpayer/fan who ends up paying for everything.  

  • Dave

    The NFL actually makes money, and the players and owners were both pretty happy with the way things were in the last agreement. So for all the posturing around the lockout, it’s not surprising that they got things done soon enough to avoid canceling anything but the earliest preseason game.

    The budget debate probably will have more in common with the NBA lockout (where 2/3 of the teams are losing money, one team is operated by the NBA out of the league’s funds, and the players and owners are accusing each other of lying about fundamental issues), which is likely to doom the entire season, except that the NBA players and owners can’t do what congress and Obama will end up doing (which is to say pass something that tides things over until after the elections and avoids any major decisions).

  • Anonymous

    Considering most baseball players go through a lengthy apprenticeship on skimpy wages paid only during the minor league season, and that most of those minor leaguers don’t spend even a day in the major leagues where the big money is, I beg to differ with you.

  • http://2011.ak4mc.us/ McGehee

    bowl outlined by the beltway

    …needs flushin’.

  • BruceC

    “Screw you, Nevada, for afflicting the rest of the country with this knucklehead….”

    Word.

  • BruceC

    “Screw you, Nevada, for afflicting the rest of the country with this knucklehead….”

    Word.

  • BruceC

    “Screw you, Nevada, for afflicting the rest of the country with this knucklehead….”

    Word.

  • BruceC

    “Screw you, Nevada, for afflicting the rest of the country with this knucklehead….”

    Word.

  • BruceC

    And….And….Screw you Virginia for giving us Jim Moran.  And screw you California for giving us Nancy Pelosi, Barbara Boxer, and all the other clowns.  Personally I think that states that send knuckleheads like this to congress should lose the right to vote.  Oh, wait, I’m from Illinois…nevermind…

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/EU5DQWQTTHTPO4A4ZYSL3AAV2U Adjoran

    In the NFL, both sides’ goal was to play football and see it prosper.

    In DC, the Democrats only care about feeding their parasitic constituencies, and if the country has to be destroyed to make that last a little longer, it is a price they are willing to have us pay.