Thank goodness for the CFL, a down to earth, realistic business built and maintained in the Canadian way of life.
Just heard on the radio of a MLB team (can't remember the team or the player) who won an arbitration hearing and ONLY has to pay the player $10 MILLION for the upcoming season instead of the $12.5 MILLION that the player was asking for.
The argument, flimsy as it was, went that after a career in pro sports an athlete was out of the job market and would have trouble finding another career but REALLY, most professional athletes came out of a university or college with a degree and would have no trouble at all finding a job after a career in the major leagues of any sport. I guess all of the glitz and glitter that provides most of the entertainment in US pro sports has to spin off somewhere.
Bring back the old days when local businesses gave employment to pro athletes and kept the likes of Ellison Kelly, Ralph Goldston, Angelo Mosca, Bernie Faloney et al in the community after their careers were finished instead of living in a $20 million mansion in Beverly Hills. Just shows you how much GREED has taken over most North American sports (including US colleges) right from the top on down including advertisers, administrators, players, marketing people, agents etc.
Couldn't get over the arbitration ruling, and the fact that the player and his agent were disgruntled with the decision.