Will the NFL "Implode"?
Bob Whalon | 03/26/14 | 6:31 AM EDT 0 Comments
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NBA owner Mark Cuban said the NFL will "implode within the next 10 years," but he doesn't know as much about pigs as Cowboys owner Jerry Jones.
 

Loudmouth NBA owner Mark Cuban had some harsh words for the NFL and now the biggest mouth in the NFL has responded.

"I think the NFL is 10 years away from an implosion," Cuban said on Sunday.  "I'm telling you, pigs get fat, hogs get slaughtered.  And they're getting hoggy.  Just watch.  When you try to take it too far, people turn the other way.  When you've got a good thing and you get greedy, it always turns on you"

Cuban's comments were regarding the plan by the NFL to seemingly have an NFL game played on every day of the week.  The NFL always had games on Sundays and expanded to Monday Night Football in 1970.  The league then added Sunday Night Football in 2006 and has been increasing their Thursday night games since 2006 up to a full season starting last year.  

Now there is talk that the NFL wants to branch out into other nights and even Saturdays.

Personally I think Cuban is an arrogant jerk, but that's beside the point.

The point is that even if he's right, he's wrong.  There is nothing the NFL can do to hurt their immensely popular product.  Even if I agree that less is more when it comes to NFL games, the television ratings prove that the fans just can't get enough of the NFL.  And Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones apparently has had enough of Cuban's comments.

""I respect Mark.  But with all due respect, I know more about pigs than Mark does.  I was taught as a Razorback to be lean and mean, not a little fat pig," former Arkansas Razorback, Jones said on Monday.

Cuban's remarks were a not-so-subtle defense of the NBA, whose ratings pale in comparison to the mighty NFL.  If the NFL expands to more nights, that means less viewers and money for the NBA.

While I agree that the NFL is guilty of greed and over-saturation, there is nothing they can do to hurt their product.  And it certainly won't "implode", as Cuban claims.  Even Jerry Jones can see that.
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