I seem to be starting every weekend with a two-minute drill about the ongoing debacles in the NFL. ESPN has a long article about the dispute between powerful owner Jerry Jones of the Dallas Cowboys and commissioner Roger Goodell. I would say it is mostly "Who cares?" stuff, other than to note that the NFL geniuses have sportswriters talking about Game of Thrones power struggles rather than the games on the field. However, this facet of Goodell's controversial contract extension negotiations caught my eye:
ESPN has reported that [Goodell] asked in August for a compensation package of about $49 million a year, if every incentive is met, plus use of a private jet for life and health care for life for his family.
Say what? I get that after one becomes accustomed to the private jet lifestyle it is hard to go back. But for a guy making that much money to want family health care covered while leading a league that has been offensively stingy about providing that for its own players takes NFL tone-deafness to a new depth.
ERRATA: At a glance, eligible players receive medical coverage for the five years after they leave the league. Not exactly a lifetime.