NFL team owners are pitted against NFL players in what could be a $9 billion fight. This looming standoff is no game. The league has decided it wants a larger share of revenues, and the players don’t want to give in. As of this today, there’s a good chance the owners will lock the players out for the upcoming season. That might seem strange. The NFL is probably the most profitable sports league in history, so what would compel everyone to throw away so much money? In the latest Freakonomics Radio Marketplace segment, Kai Ryssdal talks with Stephen Dubner about this strange and interesting NFL standoff. By the end of the segment, even the uninitiated will probably take a side.
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