Bradford asks for something new in the Collective Bargaining Agreement
Just when you thought the NFL’s collective bargaining agreement could not get any more complicated, the player’s union, led by Sam Bradford have a new proposal; they want to get paid for overtime. Says Bradford, “Waiters, cashiers, and security guards all get overtime pay. Why not quarterbacks, safeties, and offensive guards.”
Interestingly, Bradford has found an ally in St. Louis Cardinals superstar slugger, Albert Pujols. The first baseman, whose contract is up at the end of this year, said, “Even Tony (LaRussa) doesn’t expect us to really try in extra innings. That is why are saying on this team is ‘Play a Hard Nine.’ We pretty much stop trying after nine innings and just hope the game ends so we can go home."
Bradford showed how he earned a B+ in Applied Mathematics during his sophomore year at Oklahoma with some quick calculations that he shared with reporters. Bradford’s contract is for 78 million dollars over six years. That translates to 13 million dollars a year, which means Sam makes $812,500 per game. His salary per minute is a little over $13,541. “There is no reason that I should not receive an extra $13,541 for every minute of overtime I work. The players have been exploited long enough.”
Now that he has come to the realization that he is working in an unfair environment, Bradford is considering a career change. “You know, working somewhere like a diner as a waiter or cook, perhaps Donald Trump’s hair stylist, where they know that employees deserve overtime pay.”