Cuban Tries to Explain NFL Comments
A day after Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban blasted the NFL, he tried to come back and clean up his comments.
Here's his original statement:.
“I think the NFL is 10 years away from an implosion. When pigs get fat, hogs get slaughtered. And they’re getting hoggy. When you try to take it too far, people turn the other way. I’m just telling you, when you got a good thing and you get greedy, it always, always, always, always, always turns against you.”
Cuban then listed the reasons why the NFL will fall apart, stuff like player behavior, traumatic injuries that affect quality of life, and fantasy football. Yes, fantasy football, of all things.
But all that hasn't hurt the NBA.That league didn't fall apart when players went into the stands a few years ago. And fans didn't stop watching the NBA when it started showing games damn near every day of the week on TV.
In fact, NBA ratings are down, if I'm not mistaken. But the NBA doesn't seem to be panicking. Like every other sport, it has a core market, and like every other sport, those numbers are holding steady.
Cuban's full of unsolicited lame arguments. The dude's either a troll or a hater. Possibly both.
It's just stupid for anyone -- especially a pro sports owner -- to try to trash another sport. All he'll do is alienate fans of that sport and have fans of his sport question his credibility. That's a no-win situation, times two.
Of course the NFL has issues. Every sport does. But this analysis accurately infers that they're not insurmountable:
And yes, the NFL needs to resolve the players' traumatic injury exposure, but it doesn't need Mark Cuban to tell them that. Unless he wants to volunteer as a test subject.