It's looking more and more like the NFL is going to play the 2007 season without a salary cap, which is bad news if you're one of the people who have been enjoying the leaguewide parity over the last few years. We could be headed towards total chaos.
But if you happen to be Washington Redskins owner Dan Snyder, this is very good news. Because while Mr. Snyder hasn't shown that he has a particularly good eye for talent, he does have a lot money, and in a year, he might have permission to turn the NFL's off-season into his own personal spending orgy. And if you're a free agent in the NFL this offseason, I would recommend a one-year contract.
I'm not even sure how this would work. Would there be anything stopping a team from offering Ricky Williams $8 million per year and a brick of hash for every touchdown he scores? Could someone offer Fred Smoot $10 million, payable in gift certificates to Carnival Cruise Lines and Uncle Tito's 24-Hour Dildo Shop?
NFL on the Road to Ruin? [NorthJersey.com]