Sometimes, a post just writes itself.
Dan Kaplan of Sports Business Journal reported this morning that the NFL is, surprisingly, ahead of its 2010 pace for selling season tickets.
Which makes the trend of NFL teams cutting employee’s salaries and forcing unpaid leave on non-football staff all the more unconscionable.
I’ll make this short and sweet.
No NFL owner is in any way shape or form losing money at the moment. No NFL owner should be asking non-football staff to take a pay cut or putting them on furloughs.
Mark Murphy and the Packers have it right – they understand they may need to make cuts, but won’t do so until games are missed and revenue is truly affected. Unlike teams like the Dolphins or Jets, who are collecting season ticket money – and still cutting employee salaries.
Here’s hoping that Kaplan’s headline shames nudges more teams to do the right thing, much like the Ravens recently did by reversing their previously reported cuts.