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Old 01-18-2007, 02:13 PM   #21
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Default Re: A great point.

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I guess that is one reason why I like professional rugby...

They all have day-jobs, and play on the side. Maybe if the NFL went back to that, well, the talent level would go down, but I will tell you this much, the heart, love, and classyness of the game would rocket.

I know, we can't put the genie back into the bottle. And with TV revenues, the owners make millions, if they do it right.

Oh for a better time... when both ownership and players did it for the love of the game, and not for a business.
I think it has always been a business - it just pays both owners and players better now.

Players used to work in the offseason not because they wanted to be productive members of the community but because they needed to pay the bills.
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