Hayeksheroes

09-06-2010, 12:54 PM

If anyone has any doubts about the destructiveness of Unions, then every September when the NFL draft teams make their final cuts, should be a good model to show how destructive Unions can be. There is nothing wrong for workers to assemble and petition management about their demands and grievances. The issue is when the Unions starts to demand minimum pay.

There is no other reason NFL teams have 53 members on the team other than the players union's convoluted pay scale. Teams could carry 60, 70, 80 players like colleges do, on their roster, but because of the salary cap and minimum pay policy, they can't afford too. So what happens? Some players, who are on the bubble, have their dreams of playing in the NFL burst.

Some of you may say, well if they didn't pay the stars tens of millions of dollars then they could redistribute the wealth amongst more players. This is also a fallacy. The union restricts how many players can play football each year 32X53 = 1696 + practice squad = 256 for a total of = 1952 players. That may seem like a lot. But it isn't. The average NFL career is 3 years. So that means every year there are 650 players leaving the game for one reason or another.

That means that 10 teams would disappear each year if there were no draft. Also, it means that after 3 years, the NFL would not exist. The NFL needs players consistently. The more the merrier would be ideal. However the Union restricts the number players and hurts the game.

It is time to cut the Players union.

There is no other reason NFL teams have 53 members on the team other than the players union's convoluted pay scale. Teams could carry 60, 70, 80 players like colleges do, on their roster, but because of the salary cap and minimum pay policy, they can't afford too. So what happens? Some players, who are on the bubble, have their dreams of playing in the NFL burst.

Some of you may say, well if they didn't pay the stars tens of millions of dollars then they could redistribute the wealth amongst more players. This is also a fallacy. The union restricts how many players can play football each year 32X53 = 1696 + practice squad = 256 for a total of = 1952 players. That may seem like a lot. But it isn't. The average NFL career is 3 years. So that means every year there are 650 players leaving the game for one reason or another.

That means that 10 teams would disappear each year if there were no draft. Also, it means that after 3 years, the NFL would not exist. The NFL needs players consistently. The more the merrier would be ideal. However the Union restricts the number players and hurts the game.

It is time to cut the Players union.