Still, in a number of areas the NFL practices a modern version of Karl Marx’s well known communistic principle, “From each according to his ability, to each according to his needs.” This works to the league’s detriment. Ultimately the weak prey off of the strong in the NFL, and this, at least on the margin, softly tarnishes what remains a brilliant product.
Consider the NFL Draft, which on its own speaks to the league’s immense popularity. Not only is it a prime time event, but so great is the interest in it among fans that the draft now occurs over three days. The problem with the draft is one of incentives when it comes to the order of teams selecting players.