Just In: Another Legend is set to join packers….

Given Packers’ success, why not a football league just for community-owned teams.

The National Football League’s bylaws prohibit public ownership of teams (except for the Green Bay Packers), by stating that: ”No corporation, association, partnership or other entity not operated for profit nor any charitable organization or entity not presently of the league shall be eligible for membership.” That language allows NFL owners to hold communities hostage. Either communities pony up funds for improvements on the owners’ sports venues, or owners can threaten to move to another city.

In the meantime, the value of the NFL franchises skyrocket, so that when the owners do decide to move again, they can again extract millions, if not billions, from the next community to which they decide to move.

Be the first to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.