Packers shareholders meetings are not unlike a giant Rotary Club meeting. A lot of business is discussed. Most of that business pertains to the people in the room, and most of the people in the room have little to no impact on that business. And, often, in the big scheme of things, the business has no impact on those people anyway. A lot of it is jut fo fun. Thus, the event - the shareholders meeting - can sometimes be boring.
Not so this year. One of the men talking business will be NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell. He’ll be at Lambeau Field answering shareholders’ pre-submitted questions. Given the ongoing labor negotiations, Goodell has a very specific interest in the Packers in 2010. As the NFL’s only publicly owned team, the Packers are required to share their financial information.
The NFLPA is challenging the other 31 teams to open their books and prove that money is as tight as they’re claiming. Of course, no team will oblige. Owners are hoping that a bleak financial report in Green Bay can be used as evidence that teams indeed need to share less revenue with players.