by Cris Benson The Fantasy Football Informer
I would like to thank Tom Brady and Peyton Manning for showing up in court today and lending their support to the…Wait they didn’t show! The first guy listed of the 10 players is not in court to lend support for the former NFLPA?
Wait only 5 of the 10 showed up in court. Well did the legal team at least show? Wow that must have made quite an impression that these 10 players are serious about this antitrust suit?
Oh but wait you know who did show Von Miller a kid who could gain nothing out this since the players are so quick to sell out the future draft class with a rookie imposed cap.
You know to the credit of those five players who did show up today I am glad to see they support the union. But having some heavy hitters in the room just proves one thing. Theirs no such thing as a union when everyone is not on the same page. And DeMaurice Smith blew it today. Smith should have spoken to all these men and said, ‘I don’t just want your name, I want your commitment to this!’ before he decided to add their names for easy press to the lawsuit.
Now Drew Brees was not their either and I know he has been at the front of CBA negotiations. But you needed to get these guys all in court today and not sell the judge, or the media, but the owners that the index finger was not just a gimmick for NFLPA to show unity.
But in my opinion Tom Brady and Peyton Manning may have given the wrong finger at the beginning of the season. Unfortunately the fans, players, and most of all the owners all just noticed which finger it was today.
Let’s hope that legal team for the players are solid because David Boise who represents the NFL was on the warpath today. And he takes no prisoners.