We all know that many, and I mean MANY, members of the NFL are among this nation’s über-rich. Along that train of thought, many, and I mean MANY, members of the NFL have become quite enamoured with “taking a knee” during the playing of our National Anthem, while a number of other players think themselves the modern-day Rosa Parks based on nothing more than raising the clenched-fist black power salute.
Remember the old says when you had to actually do something to be considered a civil rights incon?
Anyhow, just to keep things in perspective regarding those poor, suffering footballers, let’s do a side-by-side comparison between the National Football League and the Canadian Football League.
Wait. Let’s kick it up a notch. How about we instead do a side-by-side-by-side comparison between the National Football League, the NFL practice squads (also known as: The Practice Dummies), and then finally the pros from The Great White North.
- National Football League – $465,000
- NFL practice squads – $7,200 per week (During a 17-week schedule: Sixteen game plus one bye week equals $122,400 for 17 weeks of work.)
- Canadian Football League – $53,000 (But in all fairness, that’s in Canadian dollars. So I’m not sure if that’s equal to a butt-load of money or more like a buck fiddy.)
- National Football League – $2,439,574
- NFL practice squads – Not enough information available
- Canadian Football League – “Around” $80,000 (They use some weird socialist formula up there. I blame the French.)
- National Football League – $167 million
- NFL practice squads – No salary cap
- Canadian Football League – $5.15 million