Due to alleged "progress" that has been made in negotiations over the past week, a number of current NFL players and team representatives have been interviewed on major media outlets and asked about the state of affairs with the league. These interviews have been some of the most entertaining things I've seen in a while. It's amazing how many NFL players have the ability to make up words when trying to sound like they know what they are talking about. They call more audibles on proper vocabulary than Peyton Manning calls against a Rex Ryan defense. When asked questions about negotiations and expectations the union has, we get to hear players use words like "fairestness" and "maximumest." Thank you for your profound thoughts Takeo Spikes & Ray Rice. Next, said players talk about not receiving any respect from the owners. Maybe the owners don't respect them because they don't understand what they are saying? I love that we have men arguing over billions of dollars while many of them are unable to use correct grammar and put a complete sentence together.
As part of the new CBA, I think NFL owners should require players to take some sort of basic English/grammar class. We're not talking about anything too complex. No need to register them at the local community college during the offseason for a May-mester session. I'm thinking a couple weeks in a 1st or 2nd grade class will do the trick. Please learn how to use the correct tense of a verb. Please learn how to use a proper pronoun. Please play each other in Words with Friends.
It's what the NFL needs. No Player Left Behind!