Normally I wold not write a post on the same topic two days in a row, but when i read about one of the latest exploits of the ballsiest owner in the NBA, well- I just had too.
Cuban has made it pretty well known that he will not bite his tongue when it comes to speaking his mind. I envy the man for that; too often people look to tell someone what they want to hear instead of telling them the truth. If I did a bad job, I want to hear it! Don’t tell me my energy was good, just misdirected! Sadly, our society is so scared to tell the truth that sugar coating everything has become the norm.
Now in the real world telling the truth can get you fired; in the NBA it often gets you fined. Lucky for Cuban he has the pocket book to handle whatever the NBA throws at him. It will be interesting to see if there is any lash back for his latest exploit even though it had nothing to do with the NBA.
Time to get to the point. Recently Cuban vented his feelings in regards to the NFL scheduling the home playoff game for the Dallas Cowboys Saturday night at roughly the same time his Dallas Mavericks are playing the Utah Jazz. I would have to say he is righteous in his vent although it will not come to anything.
The following is an excerpt from a blog post on the dallasnews.com Sports Day:
“I know we’re just little piss-ants compared to the NFL, but seriously, the NFL is turning into the ugly American when it comes to sports leagues,” Cuban said before Tuesday’s game against Detroit. “They don’t give a crap about anybody but themselves. There’s not much I can do, obviously, in terms of the schedule.”
I hate to say it, but he is right. There is nothing that can be done about it. Ever since the NFL realized they could charge more for advertising by broadcasting playoff games during prime time that has become the norm. Personally, I’m not a big fan of it. I like being able to watch the games during the day and then doing something else later that night. Now it’s either the game is my Saturday night or I miss the game (which can’t happen).
The NFL works with the NCAA so well you would think they might be interested in working with other professional sports, but obviously not. Greedy rapscallions.