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  1. If your company earns 100,000,000 off of your personal performance, then you'd be quick to sue if they said they wouldn't afford you a pay raise and would bring in scabs if you didn't agree to be underpaid. These players are suing with the guidance of lawyers and accountants that are determining their value to compensation ratio to be unfair and lawsuit worthy. Us common folks just get all emotional for a few simple reasons: 1) If Peyton made 30m last season but he really deserved to make 35m, then we view that as "most ungrateful and arrogant". But if you or me personally was shorted 5m on a
  2. Ha! I wonder if anyone has recorded how many 700 pounders we got in our waters. There's got to be at least one in every small southern town.
  3. Regulation of the food industry would be a start. I honestly don't think that telling people what is good for them will do much of anything. Surveys of fat people show that the vast majority wish to be skinny. This means that they simply cannot resist eating too much crap, and moving too little. Maybe if we could regulate the absurd amounts of salt, sugar, and fat that our food contains, then we'd see improvements in health. I applaud you for informing the youth of the dangers of a sedentary lifestyle and gluttonous consumption. It will be an uphill battle though. Children who watch TV are ex
  4. Most teams have sellout games at the current ticket prices. That should tell you that the prices are correct, if not ready for more increases. There's absolutely no possible way that a company (ie Atlanta Falcons) will lower their prices as demand increases (# of fans able to buy tix but can't since sold out) and supply remains fixed (# of available seats in the Dome). Simple economics. The price of tickets will never go down so long as the demand is increasing and supply is fixed.
  5. The problem will only get worse. We're creating a culture of thinking that obesity and addiction is a "disease". There's nothing genetic about being fat or craving nicotine. But if we tell ourselves that we are helpless, a victim of our genes and environment, then we don't have to own up to our weak sense of willpower and self control.
  6. I agree with you. Maybe a season off would be a good thing for a lot of us. An obsession with the NFL is a vice that we tend to lose perspective on. We spend a lot of money just to be associated with a game that very few of us even enjoy playing.
  7. I'm not a season ticket holder, so I might be misinformed, but you make it sound like if the season is cancelled then you would lose your money.
  8. We lose over 1,000,000 citizens a year to fatness. That's more per year than we lost in ALL of WWII.
  9. How about that fact that 2/3 American adults are overweight, with 1/3 being obese. That's a HUGE PROBLEM. We Americans are committing slow suicide. If not with fatty foods, then with smoking. There's absolutely no self-control in our nation. Our fatness, cancers, and debt are all linked to a total lack of self-control, and a culture that embraces such gluttony and greed.
  10. I voted for the outdoor stadium. That's the way football was meant to be played. Our fanbase generally sucks because a ton of people are transplants from colder areas that either can't handle the September heat or have been castrated and can't handle the December "cold".
  11. The daily, and sometimes hourly distraction that is professional football has clouded our minds. We seem to have forgotten that we all have exactly 1 vote as a fan. That vote is to spend your time/money watching football or to spend your time NOT watching football. The prices they charge fans, the money players and owners make, the discomfort of the seats, ect... All of those grievances can be solved with the vote that each fan has. If everyone (not possible) would just stop buying things that they complain about then things would have to change in favor of the fan. Supply and demand works.
  12. Wal-Mart Shifts Strategy to Promote Healthy Foods By SHERYL GAY STOLBERG Published: January 20, 2011 RECOMMEND TWITTER COMMENTS (28) SIGN IN TO E-MAIL PRINT SINGLE PAGE REPRINTS SHARE WASHINGTON — Wal-Mart, the nation’s largest retailer, will announce a five-year plan on Thursday to make thousands of its packaged foods lower in unhealthy salts, fats and sugars, and to drop prices on fruits and vegetables. Enlarge This Image Ryan Collerd for The New York Times Dave Blaus, 41, in Deptford, N.J., stocking freezers at Wal-Mart, the nation’s biggest grocer. Add to Portfolio ConAgra Foods Inc Wal-Ma
  13. RB's are a dime a dozen. If we can get enough compensation to allow for the return of Dahl AND Clabo, then Turner can be showed the door. Look at the teams in the games this coming weekend. Bears, Packers, Steelers, and Jets. Which one of those teams has an elite RB? Greene, nope. Taylor, nope. Starks, lol, nope. Mendenhall, borderline. I think our run game would be fine with Snelling, Norwood, and a FA or draftee AS long as we retain the right side of the line.
  14. Teams in the current state of the NFL don't seem to linger on the cusp, of championship and superbowl status, for too long. We've been there for 3 years. We're either gonna make a run or sputter out and have another overhaul similar to what has happened to the once viable Vikings and Cowboys. With that said, I hope we get some big name talent. Zach Miller, Steve Breaston, and our OL guys back that would be a stellar offseason IMO.
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