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Debt and salaries are American irony

March 1, 2011 at 5:02 p.m.
Updated Feb. 28, 2011 at 9:01 p.m.


Editor, the Advocate:

I recently read where the NFL owners and lawyers and player reps were going to try to decide how would be the best way to use $9 billion to provide a salary cap for rookies and benefits for retired players, as well as other items.

I find it hard to believe something like this will take place when our national debt is more than $2 trillion and our unemployment is about 9.5 percent with seven million people out of work.

I enjoy watching pro football on TV, but being frugal as I am would never pay the price to see a game in person.

I guess the bottom line in these two situations would be, "Only in America."

David Brown, Victoria

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