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Agitate to collectivize the NFL!
The People's Cube ^ | 2-27-14 | Kommissar Brainiac

Posted on 03/01/2014 8:12:58 AM PST by ReformationFan

Now that the big game is over it is time to rethink professional football.

Many young progs are running around claiming “team ownership”, touting that it is “their” team is the best. The ugly truth is that the teams are owned by some bourgeois one percenter and they owe you, the fans, nothing. They are exploiting you and getting rich as a result. Football is a business and you have been tricked into buying branded items to advertise for them with no compensation! Stop being exploited!

The last big game also showed disparity in awarding points. Denver worked so hard to get to the game and yet they were not rewarded fairly for their efforts. This inequality must not be allowed to poison the minds of the collective!

We must therefore look to the glorious progressive city of Green Bay that holds ownership of their team, and call for all football teams to be collectivized. End the exploitation of the fans by the bourgeoisie! We must also demand that all points are distributed equally. Remember in the Glorious Progressive World of Next Tuesday™ there are no winners and losers, only winners!

Every team should get a trophy at the end of the year. It is only fair.


TOPICS: Humor; Society; Sports; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: agitate; classism; collectivize; football; nfl; satire; sports
This is satire but it would serve the NFL right if something like this did come to pass after the stunt they pulled in favor of tyranny and against religious freedom this past week.
1 posted on 03/01/2014 8:12:58 AM PST by ReformationFan
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To: ReformationFan

Of course, the NFL already is largely socialist in design. Profit sharing, worse records yield high draft picks, millionaire union members, begging for the government to pay for their stadiums, etc.


2 posted on 03/01/2014 8:16:40 AM PST by Dr. Sivana ("I'm a Contra" -- President Ronald Reagan)
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To: Dr. Sivana

Indeed. I think they should lose their tax-exempt status. Then again, football is in fact many people’s religion.


3 posted on 03/01/2014 8:23:56 AM PST by ReformationFan
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To: ReformationFan

I actually would like to see more “Green Bay Packers” - ie) community-owned teams.

Right now, the NFL is a cabal of a few owners, using tax-payer money, political and PR ability, to line their pockets.


4 posted on 03/01/2014 8:24:01 AM PST by PGR88
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To: ReformationFan

As a Viking fan, I’m down with calling Packer fans Communists. :)


5 posted on 03/01/2014 8:26:39 AM PST by Colonel_Flagg (Some people meet their heroes. I raised mine. Go Army.)
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To: Dr. Sivana
Sports leagues by definition are socialist, even if they don't get any outside taxpayer assistance in the form of stadium deals.

The principles of free-market economics break down completely in sports because a sports league can't exist if a sizeable number of its teams are going out of business. So a sports league like the NFL must walk a fine line between competition on the field and financial equality off the field.

Personally, I think the NFL goes way overboard when it comes to equality, to the point that is has practically legislated equality into its operations. Nowadays, an NFL team doesn't have to do much to build a competitive team. Between the salary cap, non-guaranteed contracts, and draft rules, you're almost at the point where a team just has to sit around and wait for its turn to be a Super Bowl contender.

6 posted on 03/01/2014 8:27:05 AM PST by Alberta's Child ("I've never seen such a conclave of minstrels in my life.")
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To: ReformationFan

:: We must also demand that all points are distributed equally. ::

Sounds good to me; maybe now my Daytwah Lions can get more than “1-deep” in the playoffs?


7 posted on 03/01/2014 8:33:58 AM PST by Cletus.D.Yokel
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To: ReformationFan
I really like the Cube's all red Rubik's Cube, "equal outcome for all!".

I think last season was my last for NFL football. They are getting stupid with their new penalties and their threat to Arizona was the last straw.

8 posted on 03/01/2014 8:34:10 AM PST by liege (America 180)
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To: ReformationFan

Well here in Indiana, us taxpayers collectivized the Indiana Irsays (formerly known as the Baltimore Colts) for a $750m stadium.

Unfortunately we don’t get any of the profits.


9 posted on 03/01/2014 8:37:05 AM PST by nascarnation (I'm hiring Jack Palladino to investigate Baraq's golf scores.)
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To: Alberta's Child
Nowadays, an NFL team doesn't have to do much to build a competitive team.
Between the salary cap, non-guaranteed contracts, and draft rules, you're almost at the point where a team just has to sit around and wait for its turn to be a Super Bowl contender.

Fans in Detroit or Cleveland might disagree.

10 posted on 03/01/2014 8:37:31 AM PST by ZOOKER (Until further notice the /s is implied...)
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To: ReformationFan
Every team should get a trophy at the end of the year. It is only fair.

It's my turn to decide what is fair! My turn, my turn, my turn.

11 posted on 03/01/2014 8:38:29 AM PST by VRW Conspirator ( 2+2 = V)
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1st Quarter FReepathon

Less than $5.4k to go!!
We can do this.

12 posted on 03/01/2014 8:42:00 AM PST by RedMDer (May we always be happy and may our enemies always know it. - Sarah Palin, 10-18-2010)
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To: ReformationFan
A fine plan, comrade, but unfortunately the people aren't ready for its full inception. As a temporary measure - only temporary, mind you, until the people are better acquainted with the nuances of advanced social thought - the referees will receive all the points and distribute them according to the axioms of class solidarity and the proper management of the relations of production. There will, naturally, have to be quite a few more referees to see that all of the rules enacted by a benevolent state are applied, and certain...penalties...administered to players who object to the arrangement.

The necessity for the referees will diminish as the players gradually come to accept the precepts of social justice, and the referees as a class will slowly wither away, leaving behind them a new, fairer, and more equitable game. In the meantime, though...well, it will be very good to be a referee. Up the revolution!

13 posted on 03/01/2014 8:54:13 AM PST by Billthedrill
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To: ReformationFan
The one thing I can agree with is with respect to advertising for particular team by wearing branded clothing.

Whenever I see some adult pot-bellied male sporting a $150 Patriots jersey or a $35 Jets cap, I want to scream out at him to have some pride and self-respect. You are not "on the team" just because you purchased some overpriced piece of merchandise. You are being a tool! You are also being a fool! Grow up.


14 posted on 03/01/2014 8:58:22 AM PST by SamAdams76
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To: ReformationFan
NFL ?   After PC insanity, fags on parade, and $128,500 per family for tickets/parking/concessions ?

Not F'n Likely

15 posted on 03/01/2014 8:59:18 AM PST by tomkat (3%+1)
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To: ReformationFan

City of Green Bay does not own the team. It is owned by hundreds of thousand of individual stockholders like myself.


16 posted on 03/01/2014 9:01:05 AM PST by UB355 (Slower traffic keep rigsupreme Splasht)
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To: SamAdams76
Whenever I see some adult pot-bellied male sporting a $150 Patriots jersey or a $35 Jets cap, I want to scream out at him to have some pride and self-respect.

Agree ... especially with the jersey part. Get it with kids or young adults not middle aged, or older people wearing the jersey of some professional athlete half their age.

17 posted on 03/01/2014 9:08:47 AM PST by BluH2o
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To: ReformationFan

Still love HS & college football, despite their often sordid shenanigans. But the NFL? Never more, quoting some Raven.


18 posted on 03/01/2014 9:32:51 AM PST by onedoug
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To: ReformationFan
after the stunt they pulled in favor of tyranny and against religious freedom this past week
Why wasn't the NFL charged with extortion when they threatened the AZ Gov with pulling the SuperBowl if she didn't veto the bill?
19 posted on 03/01/2014 9:39:08 AM PST by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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“Nice Anti-Trust Exemption you’ve got there....hate to see anything bad happen to it.”

That explains why the NFL is so PC these days.


20 posted on 03/01/2014 9:40:55 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: Alberta's Child
The league would argue that all that makes the season more competitive.

And no, a team doesn't just have to sit around and weight until it wins -- ask the Lions or the Browns.

A situation where the largest city with the largest media market always gets the best players and usually wins the championship, as was the case with the New York Yankees for a long time, doesn't look much better.

21 posted on 03/01/2014 9:46:59 AM PST by x
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If balanced competition is so critical, then the NFL should just have a new draft every year with all of the existing NFL players mixed in with the new ones. Then a QB like Peyton Manning could play for 15 years in the NFL on 15 different teams.

Don't laugh ... it's getting closer and closer to that.

22 posted on 03/01/2014 9:51:49 AM PST by Alberta's Child ("I've never seen such a conclave of minstrels in my life.")
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And unlike big-league baseball, the NFL never had a problem with competitive imbalance tied to market size. Otherwise, how did Green Bay end up being such a dominant team in the 1960s?

The league's national TV contract pretty much eliminated any disadvantage that small-market teams may have had.

Ironically, city and state income taxes in the Northeast are putting many of those big-market teams at a competitive disadvantage when it comes to signing players to big contracts. In purely monetary terms, a team like the New York Yankees has to offer at least 10%-15% more money to a free agent in order to "match" an offer from a team in a state with no income tax.

23 posted on 03/01/2014 10:00:38 AM PST by Alberta's Child ("I've never seen such a conclave of minstrels in my life.")
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