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Austerity & Lockout Threats Roil NFL & NBA
Dave Zirin, author of "Bad Sports:
How Owners are Ruining the Games we Love"

The former Indiana guard A.J. Moye starts rehabilitation after having a stroke following a head-on collision with a teammate.  There has been an avalanche of media coverage of the helmet to helmet hits, and the cover of Sports Illustrated is about concussions.  Meanwhile the response of the owners has been to sue 262 players over their workers compensation, and it still takes at least a 3 year NFL career to get any health care after retirement, and oh yes the League seeks to extend the playing season and threatens drastic cuts or elimination of health
benefits to the players.


Host of Edge of Sports Radio Dave Zirin and former NBA guard Laron Profit
speak with NFL Players Association Executive Director DeMaurice Smith about the players standing strong against the league's attempts to break their will. Smith also reveals that the NFL owners share the same legal representation as the ownership groups in the NBA, MLB, and the NHL. All of these leagues are in labor talks as 2011 marks the year in which the four major sports' collective bargaining agreements expire.
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