I am not without prejudice on the subject of NFL ownership. After all, who's ever heard of an owner coming down with post-concussion syndrome?
The recent decision not to eliminate that annual desecration of tackle football -- the Pro Bowl -- is a case in point. Still, it was a relatively modest money grab compared to, say, the lockout, which was downright immoral.
Just the same, as it pertains to the owners' standard-bearer, Commissioner Roger Goodell, it's gotten to the point where you have to ask: Why the hate?
It's unfair. It's unfounded. And if the NFLPA wants cause to challenge his authority, it should find a better issue. Who's representing whom here? Do players really want to work in a league that tolerates, however tacitly, a bounty system? Do they want a league in which teams of rogue managers incentivize "cart-offs and "knockouts," or, more to the point, the potential maiming of co-workers? If this isn't about health and safety...