Mark Cuban Bashes The NFL, But Does He Have a Case?

DeAnte MitchellCorrespondent IJanuary 6, 2010

MILWAUKEE - NOVEMBER 16: Owner Mark Cuban of the Dallas Mavericks yells at a referee during a game against the Milwaukee Bucks at the Bradley Center on November 16, 2009 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The Mavericks defeated the Bucks 115-113 in overtime.  (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
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The Dallas Cowboys have won the NFC East and currently hold the number three seed in the NFC playoff picture. The Cowboys host their first playoff game at home January 9, 2010 at 8:00 eastern time.

But wait; doesn’t Mark Cuban’s Mavericks host the Jazz at home that day, the same time, and in the same state? I believe so, and it hasn’t just caught my attention it has also got Mark Cuban in rage!

Mark Cuban has stated “I know we’re small potatoes compared to the NFL, but seriously, the NFL is turning into the ugly American when it comes to sports leagues, they don’t care about anybody but themselves.”

The game is set to sell-out; however Mark Cuban is more worried about the no-shows. Does he have a case?

Let’s take a deep look into both of these match-ups.

The Dallas Cowboys host the Philadelphia Eagles at home, at team in which they blew out 24-0 in the previous week, and are trying to get their first playoff win to eliminate their playoff woes.

The Dallas Mavericks host the Utah Jazz at home in a regular season game, the Mav’s are 2nd in the West and are 5-2 in their last 7 games.

This is a little foolish for Mark Cuban to try and criticize the NFL as the “ugly American” for placing a playoff game in primetime. There was no plan to steal fans away from him, it just happened. Being that it’s a NFL playoff game vs. a NBA regular season game, the NFL game shows more importance.

Possibly Mark Cuban can perhaps move his game to an earlier time or maybe later. Just because of the importance of the playoff game, I don’t think anything will be done about this. However there are two sides, I understand that he wants his seats filled but you have to look at the bigger picture. The Cowboys are fighting for a Superbowl, the Mavericks are just playing another regular season game.