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NFL fans are breathing a sigh relief in the wake of the refereed lock out I think so the replace -- -- -- got fired our next guest says he -- even see an end -- -- Steve Weatherford isn't the punter for the New York Giants he joins us now.
So during this dispute.
Who did you wanna side with the referees who you probably hate I mean make way too much money for part time job or the NFL that -- your salary.
You know it's all about the fans -- and I just wanted to get it over -- -- wasn't -- side that I wanted to choose but.
I mean -- this is an incredible industry wherever generates tons of revenue but at the same time we're not gonna.
Generate any of that revenue if it's not for the fans support so I just wanted to get over -- -- -- Who -- you have it.
But -- -- out there -- your play in YouTube amid a -- -- here here we -- you reassure.
Wonderful mother but thank you -- you risk your life everyday I mean I don't think any would be paid enough to do what you guys do and how do you prepare for clear that does.
You know you you just have to enjoy we're doing at the time that you're doing but at the same time -- -- Smart with your finances.
Because you're not going to be making X amount of dollars for the rest your life it's it's very difficult to prepare.
Because whenever you have a salary paying job outside of -- bought something you can count on having every year.
But for football you know -- it doesn't last forever so you try to save what you can say when you can save it but at same time you and enjoy life because it.
It's not every day that you had to -- in front of millions of people now apparently your 401K.
Has a match of two dollars they put in for every one dollar you have you put -- very much that -- -- -- every year oh absolutely unit and it and a lot of those younger players.
Have to be -- -- by the older guys and I'm starting to it to get to where I'm one of the older guys now how -- -- now.
Putting nine and our idea or over the NFL that's -- -- you know just a little regard -- yeah.
But -- -- -- that the annuities and and and that had a lot to do with their new CC BA.
-- -- that we just negotiated during our lockout so our retirement packages are actually very good.
You know the into the NFL Briggs and ten billion dollars a year in this refereed if it was over three million dollars -- three dollars on 101000.
If the Green Bay Packers Seahawks horrible call that change the entire game if that hasn't happened might this -- still -- -- I believe -- 100% that it would still be going on but like I said you wanna keep the fans happy because that's what this league is about and that's where we're generating -- revenue from so.
You really need to.
Make your make your audience happy and when that happened there was a huge revolt stirring up to the next -- I knew it was gonna.
Again they were gonna do you think directories of being a little spoiled though after hello my they don't look like anybody else -- know if you're the best in the world that something you should be paid accordingly they are they're just gonna hot and deputies now compared to only are kids we're vice you have -- kids come up ranks.
You know just be -- be Smart.
You know there's going to be a small percentage of you that are gonna put.
-- going to get the chance to play professionally so I enjoy the game to be safe and where are really really good talent that -- yourself -- bubble -- -- Yeah.
Thank you so much for being with us -- Weatherford good luck on Sunday that.
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