You’ve likely heard about the NFL Commissioner closing in on an extension over the last two days. Let’s face it Cowboys Nation, we live in America where capitalism is alive and thriving. Especially among the elite NFL owners who are cashing in.
Will the NFLPA increase it’s fight over the Commissioner if this deal is completed?
Upon reading the news about the tentative deal being worked with the NFL Commissioner via Danial Kaplan, an NFL reporter for Sports Business Daily the writing may just be on the wall for fans like us.
New @nflcommish contract similar 2 old 1 in few mil base salary w/ bonus tbd by comp owners. Total package exceeded 35 mil annually in past
— daniel kaplan (@dkaplanSBJ) August 21, 2017
Fans are minority in a majority NFL elite business model
Maybe as a Cowboys fan I’m a bit biased here. Is this the way Patriots fans felt after the Tom Brady fiasco? Possibly. With another big scandal brewing between the NFLPA and the NFL what gives? Leading up to 2021 where we could likely see a strike, or lockout from players. The fans like us pay the ultimate price by watching the whole ordeal.
Why has Jerry Jones really been quiet on the whole Ezekiel Elliott suspension with the Commissioner?
Here is my theory.
Should the Commissioner get extended, it’s more about the money than it is a player, and that team’s fan base. In business the bottom line has exponentially grown for some owners during Roger Goodell’s tenure. See these 2 examples.
Example A, the Dallas Cowboys.
“The NFL’s Cowboys, who last year unseated Spanish soccer club Real Madrid for top spot on the list, were valued at $4.2 billion, a 5 percent jump compared to last year, Forbes said in a statement.” ~Reuters
Example B, The Los Angeles Rams.
The NFL’s Los Angeles Rams were the biggest gainer, moving from outside the top 50 to 12th as their value doubled to $2.9 billion with their relocation from St. Louis last year according to Reuters. No winder teams are on the move like Chargers and Raiders. BIG BUSINESS that could care less about it’s fans.
“Relocations and new stadiums are fueling big increases in the value of NFL teams, with the Cowboys the economic model every franchise hopes to match.Jerry Jones turned a money-losing franchise into the most profitable sports franchise in the world as AT&T Stadium generates the highest sponsorship and premium seating revenue in the sport said Kurt Badenhausen, senior editor, Forbes Media.
The billion dollar question as we move forward.
In business the only thing that matters for most owners is the bottom line. Profit over everything. Despite what may be coming at the end of the month with Zeke’s hearing, expect the unexpected.
NFL Owners are more worried about their bottom line, then they are on what’s right or wrong. Current Example with the handling legal procedures of Ezekiel Elliott.
Is he going to be the scapegoat sacrificial lamb between the Cowboys and the NFL over money?
Only time will tell. More to follow in the coming days. Be sure to subscribe to our OAT weekly newsletter to see what I share moving forward.