DALLAS - Mark Cuban has many colorful phrases he uses to explain his business policies. One often-used gem from the Dallas Mavericks owner: "Pigs get fat, hogs get slaughtered."
It's his way of warning against corporate and personal greed, and on Sunday before his Mavs tipped off against the visiting Nets, the outspoken Cuban used the phrase to express to reporters that the seemingly infallible NFL is being "hoggy" and that America's most popular sport is "10 years away from an implosion."
Cuban's specific point regards the NFL's new television plans that will include not only Monday and Thursday night games but also Saturday games and possibly Wednesday games. The NFL has also discussed expanded playoffs and a move from a 16-game schedule to an 18-game schedule.
"I'm just telling you, pigs get fat, hogs get slaughtered," he said. "And they're getting hoggy. Just watch. Pigs get fat, hogs get slaughtered. When you try to take it too far, people turn the other way... When you've got...