Free Agency just got started yesterday in the NFL. This is year is a bit different. This is the year there is no salary cap. What does this mean? Well sports fans this means simply the NFL will turn into something like the MLB. Is this good or is this bad?
In the past all teams had equal shot at top free agents. Some teams could build a team that could be competitive maybe to the point of making the playoffs. What does it mean for the sport of the NFL Football?
Business is the new name of the game in the NFL. Why do I say business? Because now the big market teams can clean up by signing the top free agents with big contracts for a long periods of time. The rest of the medium to smaller market teams will get the left overs. Like baseball the same teams will be in the playoffs every year making the Super Bowl boring.
Is it really boring? Well this attitude of the same teams getting the top free agents every year for baseball it doesn't level the playing field every year. Their are teams with great fan bases who could have a better shot at the post season with a level playing field never get a shot.
This leads to boring playoffs. Maybe not for the NY or Boston fans. But for the rest of the world maybe. This same thing is going to happen in the NFL. Jerry Jones is going to turn into the George Steinbrenner of the NFL.
In closing...Sports use to be about competition who is in the groove for the game or that season. Now Sports has turned into capitalism at its worse. Teams literally buy world titles and pay for positive press on negative news. Are we witnessing the downfall of pure competition in sports? Ill say one thing sports is a reflection on our society.
One more closing note Albert Pujols is a Cardinal for life no New York in his blood.