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Sunday slant: Compromise, don't patronize

The NFL and it's players association could have quit patronizing fans a long time ago and worked out a compromise, but leverage (real and imagined), greed and pride have put the public in a powerless position once again.

There are 32 NFL ownership groups. They are outnumbered by the approximately 2,000 players in the NFL, but it's the owners that ultimately hold the power … to a degree. They own the businesses that employ the players. They have the financial risks on the line and have no desire to see their profit margins cut down, which is why they opted out of the collective bargaining agreement in 2008. But... Recommended Stories