Thursday, June 07, 2007

"No. I'm going to break his . . . damn neck.""

"A guy like DeLamielleure says the things he said about me; you think I'm going to invite him to dinner? No. I'm going to break his . . . damn neck."

Do any of the new Mac G's World fans know who said this quote? Tony Soprano? Nope, Dick Cheaney? Par for the course but No, Paulie Walnuts? Close, Alec Baldwin? Sorry. Try Gene Upshaw, NFL Players Union Head. These comments have set off a firestorm. Congress is now intervening.

The NFL retired players have been upset with their pensions and disability payments. NFL generates 7 billion a year of income but former players only receive 13 thousand a year in retirement. The disability system is more of a cluster F%% than current US foreign policy.

Eligibility bureaucracy for disability can take up to two years just to get a decision. Ex-players made little money compared to now. Many can not walk and several have serious brain damage. Instead of attacking the commissioner for not addressing these issues, the head of the players union is publicly threatening them. I thought the Bush Administration was full of incompetent leaders. WOW!

Don Imus's jackass quote set off a week long media frenzy but a direct threat from America's most popular sport labor leader produces a very small out cry. Upshaw should be fired, period. More later

Story with Upshaw's Original Quote
Tension between Union and Retired Players
NFL Commish Praises Upshaw
Congress schedules Hearing

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